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Coping With Change: Comparing The Retirement Housing decisions Of Older People

Woodbridge, Sandra (2003) Coping With Change: Comparing The Retirement Housing decisions Of Older People. In Bradley, Rebecca, Lyddon, Jeff, & Buys, Laurie (Eds.) Social Change in the 21st Century, 21 November 2003, QUT, Brisbane.

Abstract

As they age older people are likely to spend significantly more time in their homes due to increasing frailty or as a result of having more leisure time. Therefore the immediate surroundings and proximate environments play a vital role in how the older person adapts and copes with changes that occur with advancing age. Concerns regarding access to safe environments, adequate food, shelter, transport, recreation, cultural and spiritual activities can result in the older person seeking out alternative housing choices. Choices such as retirement villages, manufactured home estates, units and serviced apartments are often considered. The decision to relocate to retirement housing can have significant implications for the health and well being of the older person and it is therefore important to understand the issues involved. This paper will compare the reasons older people choose to move to a manufactured home with the reasons given for choosing to move to a retirement village. It will use qualitative and quantitative data collected from residents of manufactured homes in South-East Queensland and compare the results with that of similar studies of residents of retirement villages. Introduction Older

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ID Code: 128
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Housing decisions, Elderly, Retirement villages, Southeast Queensland
ISBN: 0646431056
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > DEMOGRAPHY (160300) > Family and Household Studies (160301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified (169999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified (170299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Sandra Woodbridge
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:21

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