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The Influence of neighborhood and community on well-being and identity in later life: an English perspective

Peace, Sheila; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2005). The Influence of neighborhood and community on well-being and identity in later life: an English perspective. In: Rowles, Graham D. and Chaudhury, Habib eds. Home and identity in late life: International perspectives. New York, USA: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 297–315.

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Abstract

Leading scholars, offering international and multidisciplinary viewpoints, examine the meaning of home to elders and the ways in which this meaning may be sustained, threatened, or modified according to changes associated with growing old.

Organised into four sections: The Essence of Home; Disruptions of Home; creating and Recreating Home; Community Perspectives on the Meaning of Home, this volume explores topics including:
What makes a house a home?
What role does the meaning of home play in the process of relocation to another place of residence?
What is the relationship between a person's home life and cherished possessions such as symbolic jewelry, religious items, in late life?
How does the community/neighbourhood influenbce the way that older people feel about the palces in which they live?

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-8261-2715-0, 978-0-8261-2715-0
Extra Information: Part V: Community Perspective on the Meaning of Home

Chapter 14. The Influence of Neighborhood and Community on Well Being and Identity in Later Life: An English Perspective, S. Peace, C. Holland, and L. Kellaher
Keywords: Housing; accommodation; care; house; home; neihgbourhood; community; ageing; environment; residence
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Item ID: 4765
Depositing User: Sheila Peace
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4765
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