Providing the first UK assessment of environmental gerontology, this book enriches current understanding of the spatiality of ageing.
Sheila Peace considers how places and spaces contextualise personal experience in varied environments, from urban and rural to general and specialised housing. Situating extensive research within multidisciplinary thinking, and incorporating policy and practice, this book assesses how personal health and wellbeing affect different experiences of environment. It also considers the value of intergenerational and age-related living, the meaning of home and global to local concerns for population ageing.
Drawing on international comparisons, this book offers a valuable resource for new research and important lessons for the future.
“An impressive range of topics in theory, research, practice and policy on diverse environmental settings for ageing. An invaluable resource to understand contemporary issues, challenges and possibilities of the places and spaces in later life.” Habib Chaudhury, Simon Fraser University
"'The Environments of Ageing' offers a comprehensive view of places and spaces from a scholar who helped shape our understanding of contexts from home to global." Norah C. Keating, Swansea University, UK, University of Alberta, Canada and North-West University, South Africa
Sheila Peace is Emeritus Professor of Social Gerontology in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University. A social geographer by first discipline Sheila is known internationally as a social and environmental gerontologist.
Preface: Understanding the Structure 1. Person and Environment
2. Theoretical Development
3. The Global Context
4. Environmental Living
5. Housing in Later Life
6. Housing Histories, Housing Options
7. Alternative Environments: Specialised Housing (with care)
8. Care Home Living: A Form of Long-term Care
9. Methodological Development
10. Re-thinking the Spatiality of Ageing