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ERIC Number: EJ837162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Students Explore Livable Communities
Silverstein, Nina M.; Johns, Elizabeth; Griffin, Judith A.
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v29 n1 p19-37 Jun 2008
In 2006 and 2007, undergraduate and certificate students in gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston investigated the elder livability of seven area communities. Elder "livability" refers to features of a local community that support residents who wish to age in place--characteristics such as the availability of appropriate services, transportation options, and affordable housing. A survey developed by AARP guided the research and facilitated its completion within a single academic semester. With its potential to benefit both students and researched cities and towns, the Livable Communities project is recommended to gerontology educators and action researchers as a meaningful, real-world inquiry into factors affecting the ability of older adults to age in place. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts