Accommodation for elderly people

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Graycar, Adam
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From the viewpoint of elderly people themselves, the question of accommodation is a crucial one. Their housing takes on an increasing importance, not only in a financial sense but also psychologically. Moreover, most elderly people spend more time in their homes than do people of working-age. Although some have a full and active social life and a few are still in employment, the increased 'leisure' of retirement (at least for men aged 65 and over) means more time spent 'at home'. We recognise that elderly people, more so than any other age group, are spread across a broad range of accommodation types.
Speech given at the Australian Retired Persons Association National Conference, Melbourne, 19th April 1989, by Adam Graycar, Commissioner for the Ageing, Adelaide, South Australia. Final page contains copy of 2 pages from a book which has not been traced. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license:
Ageing, Ageing population, Social services, Elderly people, Aged care, Older people, Residential care, Population dimension, Accommodation for the aged, Hostels, Nursing homes