Title

Aging in Suburbia: An Assessment of Senior Needs

Publication Date

2013

Journal Title

Educ Gerontol

Abstract

To date, there have been no surveys focusing on older adults living in suburban communities. As the majority of American seniors reside in suburbia, it is important to understand factors that impede successful aging in these settings. This study surveyed 1,151 seniors to examine the needs of seniors living in a large suburban community across two counties in the northeastern United States. Specific areas of query included the following: transportation, health status, social support, self-sufficiency, and economic factors. Findings revealed that seniors over 85, minorities, those reporting poor health, and those who do not drive were at especially high risk of service access problems and social isolation.

Volume Number

39

Issue Number

5

Pages

355-365

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Population Health

Additional Departments

Science Education; Medicine

DOI

10.1080/03601277.2012.700849