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The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement : a Critical Appraisal.

Author: Philip B Stafford
Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2018.
Series: Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an introduction to the global phenomenon of the age-friendly community movement, through an extensive collection of international case studies by researchers and practitioners. It  Read more...

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Stafford, Philip B.
Global Age-Friendly Community Movement : A Critical Appraisal.
New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip B Stafford
ISBN: 9781785336683 1785336681
OCLC Number: 1056897544
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages).
Contents: Intro; The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement; Copyright Page; Contents; Illustrations and Figures; Tables; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: Theorizing and Practicing Age-Friendly Development; Part 1. Equity and Sustainability; Chaper 1 --
Creating Age-Friendly Communities in Urban Environments: Research Issues and Policy Recommendations; Chapter 2 --
Training Advocates to Undertake Livable Community Initiatives: A Pilot Program; Chapter 3 --
Public Places, Community, and the Physical and Mental Health of Children and Elders. Chapter 4 --
The Intersection Between Sustainable and Age-Friendly DevelopmentPart 2. Age-Friendly Neighborhoods; Chapter 5 --
Accessibility, Participation, Networking: The Impact of a Local Network on the Environment and the Life Relationship of Older People; Chapter 6 --
Assessing the Aging-Friendliness of Two New York City Neighborhoods: A Case Study; Part 3. Collaboration across Generations; Chapter 7 --
Communities for All Ages: Reinforcing and Reimagining the Social Compact; Chapter 8 --
Ibasho Café: Giving Elders a Role to Play in Making Communities More Resilient. Chapter 9 --
Youth and Older Persons as Agents for Change: Creating an Inclusive and Age-Friendly Society for AllPart 4. Rural Aging; Chapter 10 --
Retrofitting Small Towns: How Aging in Place Could Transform Rural America; Chapter 11 --
Creating an Age-Friendly Community in a Depopulated Town in Japan: A Search for Resilient Ways to Cherish New Commons as Local Cultural Resources; Part V --
Being Well Enough in Old Age; Chapter 12 --
Relational Well-Being and Age-Friendly Cities; Index.
Series Title: Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations Ser.

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