ERIC Number: EJ386787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Social Interaction and Alcohol Use in Retirement Communities.
Alexander, Francesca; Duff, Robert W.
Gerontologist, v28 n5 p632-36 Oct 1988
Surveyed 260 residents of three retirement communities. Found regular drinking more common in these communities than in general population of older adults. Drinking was associated with social activity rather than with isolation or stresses of aging. Concluded that drinking was integral part of communities' leisure subculture and that social and solitary drinking may be fostered by social environment. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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