Research seminar: 'Negotiating neighbourhood change in later life: Acts of adaptation, resistance and withdrawal among older adults living in Melbourne, Australia'

  • Tue 4 Jun 19

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Southend Campus


  • Event speaker

    Aaron Wyllie

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Health and Social Care, School of

Attachment to place and the feeling of belonging within a neighbourhood or community is known to contribute significantly to wellbeing in later life. Much existing research has focused on identifying aspects of the neighbourhood environment which promote place attachment in later life, yet little attention has been given to the role that neighbourhood change processes, such as gentrification and demographic transformation, have in shaping the experiences of community-dwelling older adults. 

Understanding how older adults perceive, experience and respond to neighbourhood change is vital for achieving the United Nations vision of an ‘Age Friendly World’ in which older citizens remain engaged, visible and valued members of our communities.

This presentation will provide some preliminary insights on this topic, drawing on findings from a study involving multiple in-depth interviews with eleven older adults living in a single municipality of Melbourne, Australia.


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