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Identifying resources for promoting healthy aging in community

Adam Reres1 Su-I Hou1,2*
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1 College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States
2 School of Global Health Management & Informatics, College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States
IJPS 2022, 8(2), 79–88;
Submitted: 29 June 2022 | Accepted: 30 November 2022 | Published: 29 December 2022
© 2022 by the Author(s). Licensee AccScience Publishing, Singapore. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) ( )

Community-dwelling older adults depend on resources for stability and safety as they age. This study explores resources that mature over time to improve the quality of aging in community (AIC) within communities that are not modeled for aging populations. Recommendations for future research and community programs to improve the ability of community members to age in community were made based on the findings. This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews with open-ended questions on 16 older adults who attend programs designed to increase community interaction. According to data gathered, the three most important resources were social, health, and financial. AIC requires multiple resources to sustain basic needs and provide quality living. Early allocation of resources improves the likelihood of successfully AIC.

Aging in community
Retirement planning
Village model

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