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Handbook on Aging and Place

9781802209976 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Malcolm Cutchin, Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and Graham D. Rowles, Emeritus Professor, Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky, US
Publication Date: April 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 997 6 Extent: 470 pp
Moving away from studies of aging in place, this forward-looking Handbook focuses on aging and place, offering a broader scope and more nuanced, complex and enlightening understanding of these two intertwined universals of human experience. Not only examining the latest literature, the chapters also challenge current thinking on the many intersections, opportunities and issues around place and aging that need to be addressed through policy and practice.

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Moving away from studies of aging in place, this forward-looking Handbook focuses on aging and place, offering a broader scope and more nuanced, complex and enlightening understanding of these two intertwined universals of human experience.

Innovative and thought-provoking, the Handbook brings together an international range of top scholars from gerontology and geography to provide state-of-the-art assessments of the topic. Not only examining the latest literature, the chapters also challenge current thinking on the many intersections, opportunities and issues around place and aging that need to be addressed through policy and practice. The Handbook is split into four key sections: looking at different perspectives, core places of aging, making and re-making places for aging, and envisioning a future for the study of aging and place.

This Handbook invites students, scholars, practitioners and policy makers to consider a fresh examination of aging and place, offering theoretical, empirical and policy-relevant content. It will be of particular interest to those studying and working within gerontology, human geography, sociology, urban planning and environmental psychology.
Critical Acclaim
‘The places of aging are complex, diverse, and constantly changing." With this provocative beginning, Cutchin and Rowles and a fine group of international scholars take us on a journey of how places provide frameworks for life. The Handbook on Aging and Place is a magnificent gift.’
– Norah Keating, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Argentina

‘Thoughtfully curated, this Handbook is innovative, forward-thinking, and reflects the complex and dynamic nature of aging and place. The diversity of perspectives, connections between theory and practice, and identification of opportunities and challenges, make it a must-read for anyone seeking to understand and improve quality of life among older adults and those supporting them.’
– Candace L. Kemp, Georgia State University, US

‘Remarkable in scope and exceptional in depth of insight, this Handbook is a leading-edge resource for the study of aging and place. It is an inspiring invitation to expand our imaginations of how and why “place” is fundamental to the experiences of older adults and aging populations in the 21st-century.’
– Mark Skinner, Trent University, Canada
Contributors
Contributors include: Addie Abushousheh, Keith A. Anderson, Gavin J. Andrews, Sol Baik, Catherine Bigonnesse, Joseph Asumah Braimah, Jane Bringolf, Tine Buffel, Vanessa Burholt, Margaret Calkins, Melissa Cannon, Phillippa Carnemolla, Habib Chaudhury, Yang Cheng, Tara Coleman, Malcolm Cutchin, Kate de Medeiros, Keith Diaz Moore, Patty Doran, Polina Ermoshkina, Jessica Finlay, Stephen M. Golant, Carri Hand, Michelle D. Hand, Susanne Iwarsson, Migette Kaup, Amanda J. Lehning, Gabriella Meltzer, Christine Milligan, Frank Oswald, Chris Phillipson, María-Eugenia Prieto-Flores, Mark W. Rosenberg, Graham D. Rowles, Elizabeth Russell, Kishore Seetharaman, Tess E. Schleitwiler, Philip Taylor, Hans-Werner Wahl, Kieran Walsh, Anna Wanka, Richard Ward, Janine Wiles, Sophie Yarker, Jarmin Yeh
Contents
Contents:

Preface xvi

PART I ON THE NATURE OF PLACE AND AGING
1 Introduction to the Handbook on Aging and Place 2
Malcolm Cutchin and Graham D. Rowles

PART II PERSPECTIVES ON PLACE AND AGING
2 Geographical gerontology: knowing place in five ways 15
Gavin J. Andrews
3 Theorizing place and aging: enduring and novel issues in environmental
gerontology 37
Frank Oswald, Hans-Werner Wahl, Anna Wanka, and Habib Chaudhury
4 Life course perspectives on place 61
Kieran Walsh
5 Making a place for inclusive ways of knowing home and aging 82
Kate de Medeiros and Polina Ermoshkina
6 Non-Western perspectives on aging and place 101
Mark W. Rosenberg, Yang Cheng, María-Eugenia Prieto-Flores, and Joseph
Asumah Braimah
7 The emplaced and embodied experience of living with dementia 120
Habib Chaudhury, Richard Ward, and Kishore Seetharaman
8 Aging and therapeutic landscapes 141
Christine Milligan
9 Interventional perspectives: place integration and being in place 161
Malcolm Cutchin and Graham D. Rowles

PART III CORE PLACES OF AGING
10 Home and aging 183
Janine Wiles and Tara Coleman
11 Going to work in others’ homes: older women in the caregiving workforce 201
Philip Taylor, Phillippa Carnemolla, and Jane Bringolf
12 Aging in third places 221
Jessica Finlay, Melissa Cannon, Gabriella Meltzer, and Jarmin Yeh
13 Neighborhoods and aging 240
Carri Hand and Catherine Bigonnesse
14 Aging in the urban context 258
Chris Phillipson, Patty Doran, Sophie Yarker, and Tine Buffel
15 Rural places and aging: between aging in place and stuck in place 276
Elizabeth Russell

PART IV MAKING AND REMAKING PLACES FOR AGING
16 Aging, architecture, and place-making 293
Keith Diaz Moore
17 Housing and place in the context of aging and health 312
Susanne Iwarsson
18 Aging in the right places and older people’s adoption of
gerontechnology solutions 328
Stephen M. Golant
19 Contemporary community models for places to grow old 350
Keith A. Anderson, Michelle D. Hand, and Tess E. Schleitwiler
20 Age-friendly communities 366
Amanda J. Lehning and Sol Baik
21 Aging and place in the context of shared senior residential settings 385
Margaret Calkins, Migette Kaup, and Addie Abushousheh
22 Aging, place, and migration 404
Vanessa Burholt

PART V AGING AND PLACE: AN AGENDA
23 Envisioning a future: toward an agenda for the study of aging and place 425
Graham D. Rowles and Malcolm Cutchin
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