Indiana University

Announcing the publication of Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America

October 2009

Announcing the publication of Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America, by Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

The first book length treatment of the elder-friendly communities movement in the U.S., this volume provides a foundation for individuals and communities to think about how we prepare for the coming age wave. Based on solid ethnographic research into the meaning of home and community, Stafford provides a comprehensive overview of main themes and issues around the aging-in-place policy discussion and summarizes major elder-friendly community planning initiatives around the country.

The book is suitable for individuals concerned about their own aging and for community planners and activists working to create good places to grow old. Instructors in gerontology, anthropology, sociology, public health and architecture and planning will find this a readable introduction to major issues in their respective fields.

For ordering information and more detail about the book and its author, visit the publisher's website.