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Urban Environments for Healthy Ageing

Urban Environments for Healthy Ageing Book
Author : Anna P Lane
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-05-24
ISBN : 042951624X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Around the world, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are working to ensure cities and communities are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of aged and highly urbanised populations. Bringing together stakeholders from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, this book presents new evidence and critical reviews of current knowledge to promote ongoing discussions on: affordable and accessible housing to support ageing in place; built environment supports for health-enhancing physical activity and mobility; and planning and design strategies and approaches to promote healthy and active ageing in cities and communities. The book content is framed by socio-ecological models of ageing and well-being that emphasise the dynamic interconnections between people and environment. Contributions in this edited volume stem from the International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium, 2017, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Planning Walkable Cities to Support a Healthy Ageing Urban Population

Planning Walkable Cities to Support a Healthy Ageing Urban Population Book
Author : Gwenda Fong
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Planning Walkable Cities to Support a Healthy Ageing Urban Population book written by Gwenda Fong, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Age Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison

Age Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison Book
Author : Thibauld Moulaert,Suzanne Garon
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-12-01
ISBN : 3319240315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The supportive role of urban spaces in active aging is explored on a world scale in this unique resource, using the WHO’s Age-Friendly Cities and Community model. Case studies from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and elsewhere demonstrate how the model translates to fit diverse social, political, and economic realities across cultures and continents, ways age-friendly programs promote senior empowerment, and how their value can be effectively assessed. Age-friendly criteria for communities are defined and critiqued while extensive empirical data describe challenges as they affect elders globally and how environmental support can help meet them. These chapters offer age-friendly cities as a corrective to the overemphasis on the medical aspects of elders’ lives, and should inspire new research, practice, and public policy. Included in the coverage: A critical review of the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Methodology and its implementation. Seniors’ perspectives on age-friendly communities. The implementation of age-friendly cities in three districts of Argentina. Age-friendly New York City: a case study. Toward an age-friendly European Union. Age-friendliness, childhood, and dementia: toward generationally intelligent environments. With its balance of attention to universal and culture-specific concerns, Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison will be of particular interest to sociologists, gerontologists, and policymakers. “Given the rapid adoption of the age-friendly perspective, following its development by the World Health Organization, the critical assessment offered in this volume is especially welcome”. Professor Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing Book
Author : Yoav Ben-Shlomo
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-01
ISBN : 0199656517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title investigates the lifetime determinants of healthy ageing and their implications for policy and practice, bringing together authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world.

Healthy Aging and the Community Environment

Healthy Aging and the Community Environment Book
Author : Chanam Lee,Xuemei Zhu,Anna Patricia Lane,Erja Portegijs
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-11-29
ISBN : 2889717143
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Healthy Aging and the Community Environment book written by Chanam Lee,Xuemei Zhu,Anna Patricia Lane,Erja Portegijs, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Association Between Greenness Health and Well Being in Urban Environments

The Association Between Greenness  Health  and Well Being in Urban Environments Book
Author : Zhonghua Gou,Wenjie Wu,Yi Lu,Ye Liu
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-10-13
ISBN : 2889714780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Association Between Greenness Health and Well Being in Urban Environments book written by Zhonghua Gou,Wenjie Wu,Yi Lu,Ye Liu, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Human Mobility Spatiotemporal Context and Environmental Health Recent Advances in Approaches and Methods

Human Mobility  Spatiotemporal Context  and Environmental Health  Recent Advances in Approaches and Methods Book
Author : Mei-Po Kwan
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-07-12
ISBN : 3039211838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental health researchers have long used concepts like the neighborhood effect to assessing people’s exposure to environmental influences and the associated health impact. However, these are static notions that ignore people’s daily mobility at various spatial and temporal scales (e.g., daily travel, migratory movements, and movements over the life course) and the influence of neighborhood contexts outside their residential neighborhoods. Recent studies have started to incorporate human mobility, non-residential neighborhoods, and the temporality of exposures through collecting and using data from GPS, accelerometers, mobile phones, various types of sensors, and social media. Innovative approaches and methods have been developed. This Special Issue aims to showcase studies that use new approaches, methods, and data to examine the role of human mobility and non-residential contexts on human health behaviors and outcomes. It includes 21 articles that cover a wide range of topics, including individual exposure to air pollution, exposure and access to green spaces, spatial access to healthcare services, environmental influences on physical activity, food environmental and diet behavior, exposure to noise and its impact on mental health, and broader methodological issues such as the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) and the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP). This collection will be a valuable reference for scholars and students interested in recent advances in the concepts and methods in environmental health and health geography.

Integrated Care and Fall Prevention in Active and Healthy Aging

Integrated Care and Fall Prevention in Active and Healthy Aging Book
Author : Eklund, Patrik
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-06-25
ISBN : 1799844129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In today’s world, healthy aging and a fulfilling lifestyle are important to older members of society, with many opting to remain as independent and mobile as possible for as long as possible. However, elderly individuals tend to have a variety of functional limitations that can increase the likelihood of debilitating falls and injuries. Assessments of functionality are very often only performed following an accident, which implies a hindsight bias because results do not necessarily reflect pre-accidental performance capacities. Furthermore, these belated measures do little to reduce the likelihood of new falls. As such, it is imperative that personalized preventative approaches are taken to prevent falls. Integrated Care and Fall Prevention in Active and Healthy Aging contains state-of-the-art research and practices related to integrated care, fall prevention, and aging throughout areas ranging from medical to social aspects of care, health economy, standards, pathways and information scopes, practices and guidelines, technology, etc. Covering topics such as active care and healthy aging, it is ideal for doctors, gerontologists, nursing home and long-care facility staff, scientists, researchers, students, academicians, and practitioners working in care pathways involving good practices of fall prevention in home care and community care settings.

Perspectives and Strategies for Promoting Safe Transportation Among Older Adults

Perspectives and Strategies for Promoting Safe Transportation Among Older Adults Book
Author : David W. Eby,Lisa J. Molnar,Renée M. St. Louis
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2018-11-27
ISBN : 0128123265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Promoting Safe Transportation among Older Adults: Perspectives and Strategies provides a concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date resource on safe mobility for an aging population. The book offers an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding and influencing the behavior of older adults with regard to their safe transportation. It is organized around the professions and disciplines that have a stake in the safe transportation of older adults and the role they play at each stage of their mobility needs. The book also addresses the various strategies that have been used to help keep older adults safe and mobile. Readers will find great insights on key issues related to aging and mobility, giving them an overarching framework for how to maintain safe mobility into older adulthood. The book enables readers to understand the perspectives of the critical groups of people involved in keeping older people safe and explores existing strategies by which an aging individual can maintain safe mobility. Utilizes a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach for examining the complexities of transportation for older adults Offers an integrated, overarching narrative for understanding the key issues of safety and mobility in our aging society Written by leading transportation and health scholars Offers insights into the perspectives of all the stakeholders, such as hands-on transportation and health practitioners, students of varying levels, researchers and policymakers

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences Book
Author : Kenneth Ferraro,Deborah Carr
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-01-09
ISBN : 0128162856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Ninth Edition, provides a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research findings in the science of aging. The complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored. Completely revised, this edition not only includes the foundational, classic themes of aging research, but also a rich array of emerging topics and perspectives that advance the field in exciting ways. New topics include families, immigration, social factors and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, among others. This book will serve as a useful resource and an inspiration to those searching for ways to contribute to the aging enterprise. Includes aging topics at both the micro- and macro-level Addresses the intersection of individual and aggregate factors Covers a spectrum of disciplines, including demography, economics, epidemiology, gerontology, political science, psychology, social work, sociology and statistics Brings together the work of almost fifty leading scholars to provide a deeper understanding of aging

Enhancing Mobility in Later Life

Enhancing Mobility in Later Life Book
Author : Heidrun Mollenkopf,F. Marcellini,I. Ruoppila
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781586035648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Outdoor mobility in old age is a complex phenomenon. On the one hand, it is a basic human need and means the physical ability to move. On the other, it means the realization of all types of trips out-of-doors, either by foot or by means of transportation. In addition, societal and individual necessities, modern values and economic interests mutually reinforcing each other have resulted in mobility as an ever more important precondition of ensuring the ability to lead an autonomous life and participate actively in society according to one's individual needs. Mobility also promotes healthy ageing, delays the onset of disabilities, and postpones frailty, thereby contributing to subjective well-being and life satisfaction. With advancing age, however, maintaining mobility may become jeopardized because of the increasing risk of physical and sensory impairments. This book includes information on older people's actual out-of-home mobility, on the transportation tools used, the prevalence of typical problems associated with out-of-home mobility, the impact of health, social networks, the home and neighbourhood environments, and psychological aspects on their mobility and activities, differences between urban and non-urban areas, and age and gender differences. In addition, a new model of mobility is suggested and the relation between mobility and quality of life is analysed. The book concludes with implications for social and transport policies, urban planning, and industrial pursuits for meeting the mobility needs of ageing adults.

Healthy Cities

Healthy Cities Book
Author : Evelyne de Leeuw,Jean Simos
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-02-16
ISBN : 1493966944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This forward-looking resource recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains health by addressing social, economic, and political conditions. It describes collaborations between city planning and public health creating a contemporary concept of urban governance—a democratically-informed process that embraces values like equity. Models, critiques, and global examples illustrate institutional change, community input, targeted assessment, and other means of addressing longstanding sources of urban health challenges. In these ambitious pages, healthy cities are rooted firmly in the worldwide movement toward balanced and sustainable urbanization, developed not to disguise or displace entrenched health and social problems, but to encourage and foster solutions. Included in the coverage: Towards healthy urban governance in the century of the city“/li> Healthy cities emerge: Toronto, Ottawa, Copenhagen The role of policy coalitions in understanding community participation in healthy cities projects Health impact assessment at the local level The logic of method for evaluating healthy cities Plus: extended reports on healthy cities and communities in North and Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Healthy Cities will interest and inspire community leaders, activists, politicians, and entrepreneurs working to improve health and well-being at the local level, as well as public health and urban development scholars and professionals.

Feature Papers Age Friendly Cities Communities State of the Art and Future Perspectives

Feature Papers    Age Friendly Cities   Communities  State of the Art and Future Perspectives    Book
Author : Joost van Hoof,Hannah R. Marston
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-08-17
ISBN : 3036512276
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The "Age-Friendly Cities & Communities: States of the Art and Future Perspectives" publication presents contemporary, innovative, and insightful narratives, debates, and frameworks based on an international collection of papers from scholars spanning the fields of gerontology, social sciences, architecture, computer science, and gerontechnology. This extensive collection of papers aims to move the narrative and debates forward in this interdisciplinary field of age-friendly cities and communities.

Resilience in Aging

Resilience in Aging Book
Author : Barbara Resnick,Lisa P. Gwyther,Karen A. Roberto
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-10-14
ISBN : 1441902325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The many significant technological and medical advances of the 21st century cannot overcome the escalating risk posed to older adults by such stressors as pain, weakness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, memory and other cognitive deficits, hearing loss, visual impairment, isolation, marginalization, and physical and mental illness. In order to overcome these and other challenges, and to maintain as high a quality of life as possible, older adults and the professionals who treat them need to promote and develop the capacity for resilience, which is innate in all of us to some degree. The purpose of this book is to provide the current scientific theory, clinical guidelines, and real-world interventions with regard to resilience as a clinical tool. To that end, the book addresses such issues as concepts and operationalization of resilience; relevance of resilience to successful aging; impact of personality and genetics on resilience; relationship between resilience and motivation; relationship between resilience and survival; promoting resilience in long-term care; and the lifespan approach to resilience. By addressing ways in which the hypothetical and theoretical concepts of resilience can be applied in geriatric practice, Resilience in Aging provides inroads to the current knowledge and practice of resilience from the perspectives of physiology, psychology, culture, creativity, and economics. In addition, the book considers the impact of resilience on critical aspects of life for older adults such as policy issues (e.g., nursing home policies, Medicare guidelines), health and wellness, motivation, spirituality, and survival. Following these discussions, the book focuses on interventions that increase resilience. The intervention chapters include case studies and are intended to be useful at the clinical level. The book concludes with a discussion of future directions in optimizing resilience in the elderly and the importance of a lifespan approach to aging.

Marketing to the Ageing Consumer

Marketing to the Ageing Consumer Book
Author : Dick Stroud,Kim Walker
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2013-01-12
ISBN : 0230378196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chapter 1. The ageing consumer : a historic perspective -- Chapter 2. Population ageing 6 situation analysis -- Chapter 3. Introduction to physiological ageing -- Chapter 4. Understanding customer touchpoints -- Chapter 5. The ageing senses -- Chapter 6. The ageing mind -- Chapter 7. The ageing body -- Chapter 8. The meaning of 'age-friendly' -- Chapter 9. Evaluating age-friendliness -- Chapter 10. Creating an age-friendly strategy -- Chapter 11. Age-friendly employers and governments -- Chapter 12. The future.

Aging Place and Health

Aging  Place  and Health Book
Author : William A. Satariano,Marlon Maus
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2017-03-03
ISBN : 1284069389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aging, Place, and Health: A Global Perspective examines the interplay of biological, social, and environmental factors affecting the health and well-being of aging individuals, their families, and communities. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, this book provides a clear, coherent structure to address the diversity of topics in this increasingly vital field. The second edition maintains the ecological approach using the same framework as in the first edition. The ecological model serves as a template for the organization of the book. The new edition provides a more global focus and introduces new topics such as the impact of technology. This edition also introduces a new co-editor as well as specific chapters prepared by leading experts in the field.

Rethinking Third Places

Rethinking Third Places Book
Author : Joanne Dolley,Caryl Bosman
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2019
ISBN : 1786433915
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ray Oldenburg’s concept of third place is re-visited in this book through contemporary approaches and new examples of third places. Third place is not your home (first place), not your work (second place), but those informal public places in which we interact with the people. Readers will come to understand the importance of third places and how they can be incorporated into urban design to offer places of interaction – promoting togetherness in an urbanised world of mobility and rapid change.

Ageing and the Built Environment in Singapore

Ageing and the Built Environment in Singapore Book
Author : Belinda Yuen
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-06-28
ISBN : 3319924443
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains a collection of studies that have been conducted among older residents in Singapore. Different methods, from surveys to crowd sourcing, have been used to investigate the older adults’ lived experiences and social participation in the residential environment. The findings reveal that older residents interact with the built environment in ways that reflect their changing capabilities and lifestyles. Since the built environment – where we live and go – can have an important impact on our daily lives, especially among older people, understanding these experiences and perceived needs is important to help older individuals age within their community.

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity Book
Author : Giuseppe T. Cirella,Alessio Russo
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-01-23
ISBN : 303928116X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable interdisciplinarity focuses on human–nature relations and a multitude of contemporary overlapping research between society and the environment. A variety of disciplines have played a large part in better understanding sustainable development since its high-profile emergence approximately a quarter of a century ago. At present, the forefront of sustainability research is an array of methods, techniques, and growing knowledge base that considers past, present, and future pathways. Specific multidisciplinary concentrations within the scope of societal changes, urban landscape transformations, international environmental comparative studies, as well as key theories and dynamics relating to sustainable performance are explored. Specializations in complex sustainability issues address international governance arrangements, rules, and organizations—both public and private—within the scope of four themes: sustainability, human geography, environment, and interdisciplinary societal studies. This book contains eleven thoroughly refereed contributions concerning pressing issues that interlink sustainable interdisciplinarity with the presented themes in terms of the human–nature interface.

Designing for Health Wellbeing Home City Society

Designing for Health   Wellbeing  Home  City  Society Book
Author : Matthew Jones,Louis Rice,Fidel Meraz
Publisher : Vernon Press
Release : 2019-12-03
ISBN : 1622737318
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rapid urbanization represents major threats and challenges to personal and public health. The World Health Organisation identifies the ‘urban health threat’ as three-fold: infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases; and violence and injury from, amongst other things, road traffic. Within this tripartite structure of health issues in the built environment, there are multiple individual issues affecting both the developed and the developing worlds and the global north and south. Reflecting on a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the design of the places we inhabit, this book seeks to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment. Divided into three key themes: home, city, and society, each section presents a number of research chapters that explore global processes, transformative praxis and emergent trends in architecture, urban design and healthy city research. Drawing together practicing architects, academics, scholars, public health professional and activists from around the world to provide perspectives on design for health, this book includes emerging research on: healthy homes, walkable cities, design for ageing, dementia and the built environment, health equality and urban poverty, community health services, neighbourhood support and wellbeing, urban sanitation and communicable disease, the role of transport infrastructures and government policy, and the cost implications of ‘unhealthy’ cities etc. To that end, this book examines alternative and radical ways of practicing architecture and the re-imagining of the profession of architecture through a lens of human health.