Social Capital: One Source of Wellness in Older Adult?

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Clark, Eileen and McCann, Terence (2003) Social Capital: One Source of Wellness in Older Adult? Health Sociology Review, 12 (2). pp. 163-170. ISSN 1446-1242


There has been considerable debate about the impact of social capital on health, but less is known about the relationship between social capital and the maintenance of wellness in old age. Access to suitable housing is critical for good health at any, age, and retirement villages are an increasingly popular accommodation option for healthy older adults. This paper reviews the literature on social capital, health, and wellness, and considers whether retirement villages have the potential to create social capital, and wellness, among residents.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Historical > FOR Classification > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Keywords ResPubID6183, social capital, wellness, retirement villages, ageing
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