By Philip B. Stafford
Elderburbia: getting older with a feeling of position in the USA argues that getting older isn't approximately time and the physique, yet approximately position and relationships. Drawing at the attention-grabbing, multidisciplinary box of ethnography, it provides readers a deeper knowing of the way the getting older event is formed through the place humans name domestic, in addition to a glance at what makes a spot well-suited for post-retirement residing. Elderburbia combines state-of-the-art scholarship with useful recommendation. The publication presents an advent to pivotal study at the wide topic of getting older and position, together with experiences of migration and relocation. It additionally takes readers inside of cutting edge elder-friendly neighborhood making plans round the usa, really AdvantAge—an initiative to aid counties, towns, and cities organize for the becoming variety of older adults who're "aging in place," rather than relocating to retiree-only groups. all people from contributors and households to social staff, activists, and town officers will locate this a invaluable, enlightening source.
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Nevertheless, there is strong evidence that Boomers will spend more years in the workforce than their predecessors. Social policy makers are thrilled at the prospect, since this will generate tax revenues to help offset the significant pressure on the system over the next 30 years. , the erosion of traditional defined benefit plans and employer-sponsored health benefits. Of course, changes in Social Security policy itself also incentivize later retirement. Boomers will be eligible at age 66, not 65, and the reduction in benefits for early retirement is being increased.
Numerous other success stories emerged from the national AdvantAge Initiative project during its first few years. Jacksonville, Florida, employed survey data to heavily influence the priority setting process of the local United Way. Winter Park, Florida, employed the data to create community work groups that resulted in a major summit on mobility and a yearlong marketing campaign to increase awareness about healthy aging. Yonkers, New York, folded in additional funding from multiple sources to initiate a broad asset-based development process focusing on such issues as civic engagement and leadership development for elders and intergenerational approaches to community-wide issues.
Most participants arrived with posters and were very pleased to share them in the group discussion. ’’ A systematic review of focus group transcripts, including those of community leaders, revealed four basic and essential ‘‘domains of an elder-friendly community,’’ later graphically portrayed in what has come to be known as the circles chart; see Chart 3-1. Given these broad domains and the implicated dimensions within each circle, the task was set to outline a list of measurable ‘‘indicators’’ and develop questions the summarized responses to which would provide a baseline snapshot of a community’s elder-friendliness through the eyes The Domains of an Elder-Friendly Community Chart 3-1 33 The Four Domains of Elder-Friendly Community [adapted from Center for Home Care Policy and Research, Visiting Nurse Service of New York] of the older population.