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Aging People, Aging Places

Experiences, Opportunities, and Challenges of Growing Older in Canada

Edited by Maxwell Hartt, Samantha Biglieri, Mark Rosenberg and Sarah Nelson

Published

Mar 31, 2021

Page count

280 pages

ISBN

978-1447352563

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 31, 2021

Page count

280 pages

ISBN

978-1447352594

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 31, 2021

Page count

280 pages

ISBN

978-1447352594

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Aging People, Aging Places

How well do the places where we live support the wellbeing of older adults?

The Canadian population is growing older and is reshaping the nation’s economic, social and cultural future. However, the built and social environments of many communities, neighbourhoods and cities have not been designed to help Canadians age well.

Bringing together academic research, practitioner reflections and personal narratives from older adults across Canada, this cutting-edge text provides a rare spotlight on the local implications of aging in Canadian cities and communities. It explores employment, housing, transportation, cultural safety, health, planning and more, to provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive discussion of how to build supportive communities for Canadians of all ages.

“With a remarkable depth of insight into the diverse contexts of aging in Canada, especially the groundbreaking emphasis on indigenous experiences of aging, this book is an excellent resource for understanding better 21st century aging societies.” Mark Skinner, Trent University

Maxwell Hartt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University.

Samantha Biglieri is Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University.

Mark W. Rosenberg is Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University and the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging, Health and Development.

Sarah E. Nelson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Introduction ~ Maxwell Hartt and Samantha Biglieri

Part One: Urban

Aging in Urban Canada ~ Samantha Biglieri, Maxwell Hartt and Natalie S. Channer

“An Accessible Route is Always the Longest” ~ Atiya Mahmood and Delphine Labbé

Urban Community Vignette ~ Lillian Wells

Walking in the City: Seniors’ Experiences in Canada and France ~ Marie-Soleil Cloutier and Florence Huguenin-Richard

Urban Practitioner Vignette ~ Marianne Wilkat and Barry Pendergast, with Natalie S. Channer

Part Two: Suburban

Aging in Suburban Canada ~ Maxwell Hartt, Natalie S. Channer and Samantha Biglieri

An Age-Friendly City? LGBTQ and Frail Older Adults ~ Lindsay Herman, Ryan Walker and Mark Rosenberg

Suburban Community Vignette ~ Candace Skrapek and Elliot PausJenssen

New Mobilities and Aging in the Suburbs ~ Jennifer Dean and Edward Donato

Suburban Practitioner Vignette ~ Chris Kawalec with Madison Empey-Salisbury

Part Three: Rural

Aging in Rural Canada ~ Natalie S. Channer, Samantha Biglieri, and Maxwell Hartt

A Profile of the Rural and Remote Older Population ~ Mark W. Rosenberg

Rural Community Vignette ~ Della Webster and Sylvia Humphries

Supports and Limitations of Aging-in-a-Rural-Place for Women Age 85 and Older ~ Olive Bryanton, Lori E. Weeks and William Montelpare

Rural Practitioner Vignette ~ John Whalley

Part Four: Indegeinous

Aging in Indigenous Canada ~ Sarah Nelson

Pursuing Pathways to Care: Dementia and Aging in Indigenous Communities ~ Carrie Bourassa, Mackenzie Jardine, Danette Starblanket, Sebastian Lefebvre, Marlin Legare, Dana Hickey, Jessica Dieter, Betty McKenna, Gail Boehme and Nicole Akan

Indigenous Community Vignette ~ Larry McDermott

Métis Older Adults and the Negotiation of Nativeness ~ John Lewis

Indigenous Practitioner Vignette ~ Connie Paul

Conclusion ~ Mark W. Rosenberg