This paper discusses how the ecological model enables us to view an older adult as an individual who is included in a system of significant relationships with their family and the world they live in, as well as with local and regional organizations in their community. Interventions are discussed.

This paper explores the demographics of older adults globally, the capacity of older adults to provide support for other older adults in need as well as implications for health policy.

The authors investigated many social factors in relation to one another and to survival among older adults using a social ecology perspective to measure social vulnerability among older adults.

This paper identifies some major gaps in literature and discusses key policy implications for planners as we as recommendations for further research.

The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceptions of neighbor-hood user-friendliness and social participation while controlling for personal characteristics in a sample of seniors living in an urban environment.

This publication describes a community development project that supported senior neighbours to support their neighbourhood children.

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