Monthly Archives: November 2018

What is loneliness and how can it be measured?

Judith Davey 30/11/2018 Loneliness as a social issue has come to the fore recently and much has been made of moves by governments to put it on the policy agenda. Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement in January this year that … Continue reading

Posted in Risks-loneliness and social isolation, EAN, discrimination | 2 Comments

What is Active Ageing? And is it a “good thing”

Judith Davey 16/11/2018 A variety of terms is bandied about when people try to put a positive slant on population ageing, what it means and its implications. We hear about “healthy” “positive”, “successful”, “productive”, “active ageing and so on. The … Continue reading

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What about rental units in retirement villages?

Judith Davey 2/11/2018 I have written before about the prospect that a growing number of older people will be living in rental accommodation in the future – based on a declining trend in home ownership. Another recent blog was about … Continue reading

Posted in Housing and community environment | 3 Comments