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 well-being effect 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 in light of COVID-19.
Drawing on international comparisons, this book offers a valuable resource for new research and important lessons for the future.
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: L1.a form of Long Term Care
9. Methodological Development
10. Local to Global, Global to Local