Translated Titles

An Innovative Model of Aging in Place: An Inquiry of the "Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities" in the United States


侯立平(Li-Ping Hou)

Key Words

人口老龄化 ; 居家养老 ; 社区建设 ; population aging ; living in place ; community building



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

2011卷2期(2011 / 03 / 01)

Page #

58 - 63

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Constructing proper model of aging in place has been regarded by mankind as an effective means to battle against population aging. This article, on the basis of extensively consulting the contributions concerned with aging in place, discusses the formation, main components and reference values of the naturally occurring retirement community. The four ”sparkling points” of the model, that is, building the mechanic of elders caring elders; promoting cultural communication and understanding among the ethnically different elders; developing partnerships for health and changing the elders who are passive receivers of the caring service into the active consumers of the service, are elaborated.

Topic Category 社會科學 > 社會學