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The Resource Environmental gerontology : making meaningful places in old age, Graham D. Rowles, Ph. D., Miriam Bernard, Ph. D., editors

Environmental gerontology : making meaningful places in old age, Graham D. Rowles, Ph. D., Miriam Bernard, Ph. D., editors

Label
Environmental gerontology : making meaningful places in old age
Title
Environmental gerontology
Title remainder
making meaningful places in old age
Statement of responsibility
Graham D. Rowles, Ph. D., Miriam Bernard, Ph. D., editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The environments in which people live out their later lives have a strong impact on their identity and provide opportunities for nourishing social interactions. This volume translates the insights derived from contemporary research on residential environments and public spaces that enhance well-being into practical recommendations for the design of such beneficial community environments. The text is grounded in the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of current research on place attachment, environmental meaning, and community living in later life. Emphasis is placed on how to design residential spaces that facilitate the development of a sense of place or home, and investigation is made into the kinds of lifestyles such spaces foster and support. A major theme pervading the text is the juxtaposition of private and public space. The book also addresses such themes as the transformation of spaces into places of personal identification and attachment, the need for shared intergenerational spaces, and consideration of diverse populations when designing public spaces. The book also considers how emerging public policy agendas affect the development and management of environments for the elderly. Environmental Gerontology includes the contributions of scholars in anthropology, architecture, economics, education, geography, gerontology, planning, psychology, sociology, and numerous health sciences, who hail from North America, Europe, and Asia. With its strong interdisciplinary focus, this text offers innovative and judicious recommendations for the creation of community environments that are truly beneficial for older adults."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.5/946
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7287.9
LC item number
.E577 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WT 30
NLM item number
E61 2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rowles, Graham D
  • Bernard, Miriam
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  • Older people
  • Public spaces
  • Home
  • Aging
  • Housing for the Elderly
  • Aged
  • Planning Techniques
  • Social Planning
Label
Environmental gerontology : making meaningful places in old age, Graham D. Rowles, Ph. D., Miriam Bernard, Ph. D., editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Introduction to the meaning of place in residential and public spaces. The meaning and significance of place in old age ; Social interactions in public spaces and places: a conceptual overview. -- Part II: Private residences. Creating and sustaining homelike places in own home environments ; A place of one's own: Reinterpreting the meaning of home among childless older women. -- Part III: Long-term care environments. The complex process of becoming at-home in assisted living ; Creating homelike places in institutional care settings in Ireland ; Remembering home in remembered places. -- Part IV: Public spaces. Mobility in Outdoor Environments in Old Age ; Older people's use of unfamiliar space ; Building relational spaces and places: Intergenerational pathways for entering into the mainstream of life ; Creating homelike places in a purpose-built retirement village in England. -- Part V: Challenges of application. Past, present and future in designing private and public environments for creating and sustaining place
Control code
748339228
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780826108135
Lccn
2012039805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022040785
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)748339228
Label
Environmental gerontology : making meaningful places in old age, Graham D. Rowles, Ph. D., Miriam Bernard, Ph. D., editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Introduction to the meaning of place in residential and public spaces. The meaning and significance of place in old age ; Social interactions in public spaces and places: a conceptual overview. -- Part II: Private residences. Creating and sustaining homelike places in own home environments ; A place of one's own: Reinterpreting the meaning of home among childless older women. -- Part III: Long-term care environments. The complex process of becoming at-home in assisted living ; Creating homelike places in institutional care settings in Ireland ; Remembering home in remembered places. -- Part IV: Public spaces. Mobility in Outdoor Environments in Old Age ; Older people's use of unfamiliar space ; Building relational spaces and places: Intergenerational pathways for entering into the mainstream of life ; Creating homelike places in a purpose-built retirement village in England. -- Part V: Challenges of application. Past, present and future in designing private and public environments for creating and sustaining place
Control code
748339228
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780826108135
Lccn
2012039805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022040785
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)748339228

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