Exploring Age-Friendly Environments in Rural Settings: Case Study from Finnish Lapland

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The environment plays a vital role in ensuring quality of life for older people in the rural north. In this chapter, I examine how older people identify the characteristics of age-friendly environments in rural settings. “Age-friendly environment” can be understood in different ways: as a natural , human-built or social environment. Analysing interviews conducted in the Enontekiö region of northern Finland, I ascertain older people’s perceptions and understanding of what constitutes an age-friendly environment. In addition, I investigate the changes and challenges which older persons encounter in their daily lives that affect the potential of their environment to be age-friendly. The analysis reveals that the key elements of such an environment are good forest, land, fresh water, good connections with family, neighbours, and the community, and an accommodating built environment.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
Emojulkaisun nimiNew Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North
AlaotsikkoA Critical Interdisciplinary Perspective
ToimittajatPäivi Naskali, Joan R. Harbison, Shahnaj Begum
JulkaisijaSpringer
Sivut123-140
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-030-20603-1
ISBN (painettu)978-3-030-20602-4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa

Julkaisusarja

NimiNEW CHALLENGES TO AGEING IN THE RURAL NORTH
JulkaisijaSpringer