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Rural ageingA good place to grow old?$
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Norah Keating

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349019

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.001.0001

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Age-friendly rural communities

Age-friendly rural communities

Chapter:
(p.109) Eleven Age-friendly rural communities
Source:
Rural ageing
Author(s):

Jacquie Eales

Janice Keefe

Norah Keating

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0011

This chapter examines the age-friendly communities that can be found in the rural areas in Canada. The first section is on the ‘resources’ approach and the ‘best fit’ approach that are used to understand these age-friendly communities. It then examines the natural environment, the human-built environment, and the social environment, which all make rural communities more age-friendly for older people. The chapter concludes that the natural, human-built and social resources make a difference to whether rural settings are good places to grow old.

Keywords:   age-friendly community, Canada, resources approach, best fit approach, natural environment, human-built environment, social environment

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