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Simon Evans

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420718

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.001.0001

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An international perspective on retirement villages

An international perspective on retirement villages

(p.59) Five An international perspective on retirement villages
Community and ageing

Simon Evans

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the development of housing and care options for older people outside the UK. It explores how retirement ‘communities’ first appeared in Europe as schemes with religious affiliations to shelter and care for the aged and then spread to the US, where about 2,000 of them had been built by 2001. It also describes how they have become established as a popular form of retirement housing in Australia and New Zealand and are now appearing in many other parts of the world.

Keywords:   housing, care options, older people, retirement villages, Europe, US, Australia, New Zealand

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