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Adapting to Retirement Community Life: Changes in Social Networks and Perceived Loneliness

Crisp, Dimity; Windsor, Tim; Butterworth, Peter; Anstey, Kaarin


Improved social relationships and connectedness is a frequently cited benefit of retirement community living. However, few studies have prospectively investigated changes in loneliness or social networks following relocation. This study involved 83 Australians (aged 57–90 years) relocating to independent living units within a retirement community. A prospective longitudinal design was employed whereby data was collected prior to relocation, and 1, 6 and 12 months post relocation. Comparisons...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Relationships Research
DOI: 10.1017/jrr.2015.5


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