Aging and Seniors

Demography | Senior Housing | Senior Health | Senior Social and Political Life

Demography

Best Cities for Successful Aging - Cincinnati ranked 72 out of 100.

Gerontological Concepts, a PowerPoint presentation on senior health and demographics.

PowerPoint presentation on Baby Boomer demographics, the AARP, and seniors in India from the UC DAAP Center for Design Research and Innovation.

Aging Info Database Project PowerPoint presentation by the UC DAAP Center for Design Research and Innovation.


Senior Housing

Snowbirds Come Home to Roost - an article from The New York Times about how lives and businesses can thrive in Detroit

AIAS Livable Design Competition winners - winning designs that create urban communities suitable for seniors and aging.

Universal Design Guidebook - a guide to desinging buildings and facilities to meet everyone’s needs.

Many Baby Boomers Have New Homes, Money on Their Minds, a 2005 Del Webb survey of Baby Boomers’ housing preferences, financial needs, and work plans.

Active-Adult Builders Target Urban Localities, a 2005 article from The Wall Street Journal concerning a trend in older adult housing that is responding retirees’ and empty nesters’ unwillingness to move far for new housing.

Some New Ideas on Elder Housing, a 2006 article in The Post about senior co-housing as an alternative to nursing homes.

New Models for Future Retirement: A Study of College/University Linked Retirement Communities, a 2003 doctoral dissertation from the University of Michigan

Baby Boomer Housing Market Segment Profile completed for the Niehoff Urban Studio, 2008

Environmental Geriatrics, a website by Cornell University with information about senior-centric architectural interior design.

Housing and Community for Aging Baby Boomers, a PowerPoint presentation from the UC DAAP Center for Design Research and Innovation.

Case study, press, and report bibliography on collegiate-affiliated retirement communities from Campus Continuum

The Green House Project, a web resource on the Green House model alternative to the traditional nursing home

Urban, Luxurious, Diverse: Experts See New Trends in 50+ Housing Market, an article on active-adult senior living development trends expressed at the 2005 Building for Boomers & Beyond: Seniors Housing Symposium

As Good As a Five-Star Hotel, a 2005 article from the National Post about Baby Boomers’ uniquely active retirement housing needs

Condotels: A Branded Urban Lifestyle For Second-Home Owners, a 2006 article from Investor’s Business Daily describing the condotel trend and its popularity with Baby Boomers

Living Environments for an Aging Population Who are Not Aging, an article about projected Baby Boomer retirement housing needs and lifestyle preferences


Senior Health

Expansive bibliography of web resources for seniors from 1800WHEELCHAIR.com.

Nearby Distinations Prove Best Way to Get Seniors to Go Walking, an associated press article about a Seattle study that found proximate urban amenity destinations to correllate more with time spent walking than availability of parks and walking trails.

Active Living for Older Adults: Management Strategies for Healthy and Livable Communities, a 2003 report from the International City/County Management Association that details public policy strategies for promoting physical activity for seniors.

Health Care for Older Adults, a PowerPoint presentation on Medicare and health care regulation concerning seniors.

Baby Boomer presentation notes from Joan Murdock, Ph.D, director of UC Division of Health Care Administration and Infoematics.

Gerontological Concepts, a PowerPoint presentation on senior health and demographhics.

National Institute on Aging of the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Healthy Aging, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s web page on aging

Active for Life, a research project concerned with physical activity in older adults

National blueprint, a national organization dedicated to encouraging physical activity among adults aged 50 and older

In Elder Care, Signing on Becomes a Way to Drop By, a 2007 New York Times article about health monitoring technology for seniors


Senior Social and Political Life

Expansive bibliography of web resources for seniors from 1800WHEELCHAIR.com.

AARP, a senior issues lobbying organization.

PowerPoint presentation on Baby Boomer demographics, the AARP, and seniors in India from the UC DAAP Center for Design Research and Innovation.

Introduction to the Red Hat Society - a PowerPoint presentation by the UC DAAP Center for Design Research and Innovation about the international senior women’s group.