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Co-creating Home and Community: Building Partnerships to Support Older Adults to Age-Well-in-Place

  • Judith SixsmithEmail author
  • Mei Lan Fang
  • Sarah Canham
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Abstract

The provision of home and community supports can enable people to successfully age-in-place by improving physical and mental health, supporting social participation, and enhancing independence, autonomy, and choice. One challenge to ageing in place concerns the integration of place-based supports available as older people transition into affordable housing. Sustainable solutions need to be developed and implemented with the full involvement of communities, service organisations, and older people themselves. Partnership building is an important component of this process. This chapter details the intricacies of developing partnerships with low-income older people, local service providers, and non-profit housing associations in the context of a Canadian housing development. The findings confirm that the drive towards community partnerships is a necessary process in supporting seniors to live independently and age well within their homes and communities.

Keywords

Participatory action research Housing Ageing in place, Sense of place, Community 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Nursing and Health SciencesDundee UniversityDundeeScotland
  2. 2.The Urban InstituteHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghScotland
  3. 3.Gerontology Research CentreSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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