ERIC Number: ED318842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Snowbirds in the Sun Belt: Older Canadians in Florida.
Mullins, Larry C., Ed.; Tucker, Richard D., Ed.
The six chapters of this book explore various issues concerning the annual migration of older Canadians to Florida. The study is based on a survey, of 4,500 subscribers to "Canada News" in Florida, that received 2,731 responses. Among the issues examined are the following: (1) where older Canadians are living in Florida; (2) the demographics of this population by area of settlement; (3) the migration patterns of this population; (4) housing arrangements; (5) how illness and other crises affect seasonal migration; (6) how Canadians who spend their lives in two different political systems use the two health care systems; (7) what social services are used by older Canadian seasonal migrants to Florida; and (8) how formal and informal social support systems are developed and modified to accommodate the needs specific to seasonal migrants. The chapters and writers are as follows: "Research Methodology" (Tucker, Mullins, Longino, Marshall); "Descriptive Overview of Older Anglophone Canadians in Florida" (Tucker, Marshall); "On the Nesting of Snowbirds: Canadian-Born Residents of the United States" (Longino); "Health Care Utilization of Canadian Snowbirds: An Example of Strategic Planning" (Marshall, Longino); "Health Concerns as a Deterrent to Seasonal Migration of Elderly Canadians" (Daciuk, Marshall); "An Examination of Loneliness among Elderly Canadian Seasonal Migrants in Florida" (Mullins); and "Remarks" (Wigdor). A list of 92 references is followed by the questionnaire on health care issues for older Canadians in Florida and a paper titled "Solicitation of Letters to Supplement Mailed Survey Data" (Marshall, Tucker, Mullins, Longino). (KC)
Descriptors: Demography, Health Services, Housing, Migrants, Migration, Migration Patterns, Older Adults, Residential Patterns, Retirement
International Exchange Center for Gerontology, University of South Florida, Box 3208, Tampa, FL 33620 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; Toronto Univ. (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: International Exchange Center on Gerontology, Tampa, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida