Special Issue "Friendly Residential Environments for Ageing in Place with Autonomy and Independence"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Aging".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 October 2022) | Viewed by 15901
Interests: ageing; age-friendly settings; active/healthy ageing; quality of life; wellbeing; residential environments; health emergencies.
Interests: ageing; active/healthy ageing; health conditions; physical and social environments; gender roles and intersectionality; quality of life; wellbeing
Interests: ageing; environmental gerontology; age-friendly environments; residential environments; active and healthy ageing; quality of life; dependence; disability; social services; health emergencies; social vulnerability; climate change
The issue will focus on theoretical and applied subjects about residential environments and their connections with personal and contextual factors, quality of life, and wellbeing as people age. Conceptual approaches, literature reviews, and methodological studies deserve a special mention, as well as the incorporation of new technologies, the management of health emergencies (COVID-19 pandemic), and climatic risks, which are of valuable interest to better understand the environmental dimensions of aging at home/in place. From multidisciplinary epigenetic approaches and environmental gerontology, studies on implications of the aging environments on therapeutic strategies will be accepted.
We have been invited to organize a Special Issue on Friendly Residential Environments for Aging in Place with Autonomy and Independence in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Impact Factor: 2.849 in 2019). More detailed information can be found in the journal site https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Under the Aging in Place (AIP) paradigm, older people report their preference for aging in their usual environments, distinguishing between various geographic scales: micro (dwelling), meso (community and neighborhood of residence) and macro (support services). However, the unadaptability of environments to the changing needs of older residents could have adverse effects on their health and living conditions. In this sense, the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities program is designed to engage communities to be adapted to address the environmental and social factors that contribute, from a theoretical or applied perspective, to active and healthy aging and, consequently, to well-being and quality of life as people age.
This Special Issue will welcome contributions related to the residential environment of older people, their characteristics, and its influence on autonomy, independence, and quality of life in the aging process, such as studies connected with aging in place, age-friendly cities and communities, active and healthy aging, residential contexts (housing, long-term care settings, cohousing), residential social networks, residential services, and related topics, for older adults both with and without dementia. Theoretical approaches, literature reviews, and methodological studies deserve a special mention, as well as the application of quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods, or the incorporation of new technologies to better understand the environmental dimensions of aging at home. In addition, new studies on the therapeutic importance of environments in aging are accepted, from the multidisciplinary approaches of epigenetic and environmental gerontology. Precisely, some of the responses to health emergencies (COVID-19 pandemic) and climate hazards (floods, heat waves) will come from a better understanding within aging environments.
Dr. Fermina Rojo-Pérez
Dr. Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas
Dr. Diego Sánchez-González
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- age-friendly communities
- residential environments
- built environment
- aging in place
- active aging
- healthy aging
- long-term care settings
- quality of life
- therapeutic environments
- health emergencies
- climate change
- public health
- environmental gerontology