Neighbourhood characteristics and Ageing Well

A survey of older Australian adults

Tim Windsor, Elissa Pearson, Dimity CRISP, Peter Butterworth, Kaarin Anstey

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Abstract

With Australia’s ageing population, it is increasingly important to understand factors that enhance the ability of older adults to retain independence and well-being into later life. While previous research in this area has traditionally focused on the characteristics of individuals, recognition is growing regarding the importance of the social and physical environment also contributing to health and happiness. As older adults are likely to spend a substantial proportion of their time in and around their home, neighbourhoods represent a particularly significant environment for this age group. The purpose of the present study was to increase understanding of the associations between neighbourhood characteristics and ageing well, with a sample of older Australians.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Commissioning bodyNational Seniors Productive Ageing Centre
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9780987124968
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Windsor, T., Pearson, E., CRISP, D., Butterworth, P., & Anstey, K. (2012). Neighbourhood characteristics and Ageing Well: A survey of older Australian adults. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
Windsor, Tim ; Pearson, Elissa ; CRISP, Dimity ; Butterworth, Peter ; Anstey, Kaarin. / Neighbourhood characteristics and Ageing Well : A survey of older Australian adults. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2012. 32 p.
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Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2012. 32 p.

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