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Older people need to feel at home in their neighbourhood

09 September 2015

People continue to live independently for longer and longer. But are neighbourhoods and society as a whole ready for this? What are the effects on a living environment of having many older residents with limited mobility? PhD student Debbie Lager says that we should adjust out neighbourhoods and our behaviour to give older adults a sense of belonging. And this doesn't have to be difficult at all.

  • Wandelwijsheid – Dutch article on Lager's research in Noorderbreedte (page 22)

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