The meaning of "aging in place" to older people.

  title={The meaning of "aging in place" to older people.},
  author={Janine L Wiles and Annette Leibing and Nancy Guberman and Jeanne Reeve and Robert E. Allen},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={52 3},
PURPOSE This study illuminates the concept of "aging in place" in terms of functional, symbolic, and emotional attachments and meanings of homes, neighbourhoods, and communities. It investigates how older people understand the meaning of "aging in place," a term widely used in aging policy and research but underexplored with older people themselves. DESIGN AND METHODS Older people (n = 121), ranging in age from 56 to 92 years, participated in focus groups and interviews in 2 case study… CONTINUE READING
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