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Healthy ageing and age-friendly communities: moving beyond individuals to communities

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Cook, P, Healthy ageing and age-friendly communities: moving beyond individuals to communities, Program of Redefining Healthy Ageing Together, 8-9 April, Adelaide, pp. 20. (2019) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

Healthy ageing interventions often arise from individualised assessments of physical and cognitive function. While these are important, social and environmental factors exert a significant influence on individual and communal wellbeing and can be overlooked in expert assessments. Social and environmental contexts are also central to agefriendly community design. This research examines the factors important to individuals in fostering healthy ageing within an age-friendly community.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:healthy ageing, age-friendly communities, age-friendly cities, community development, community planning
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Ageing and Older People
UTAS Author:Cook, P (Professor Peter Cook)
ID Code:132045
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-04-17
Last Modified:2019-04-18
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