Growing old outside of one's home country: Well-being needs for aging in place among Turkish people in the Netherlands

Anna Petra Nieboer*, Jane Murray Cramm

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

12 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Due to the rapid aging of the population, policymakers and service providers are becoming more cognizant of the significance of creating and sustaining communities that are friendly to all age groups. We lack an understanding of how older natives and immigrants in the Netherlands perceive the age-friendliness of their communities and whether and how age-friendly communities contribute to these populations' overall well-being. In this study Q methodology was used to identify the views of older people in the Netherlands with Turkish migration backgrounds on the importance of neighborhood resources for well-being realization. Q-factor analysis revealed three distinct viewpoints on aging-in-place needs: (1) a safe neighborhood with facilities nearby, (2) a neighborhood with good support, and (3) a social neighborhood with good homes. This study provides new empirical evidence that can aid the development of age-friendly communities for older people in the Netherlands with Turkish migration backgrounds. The findings advance existing theories and serve as a valuable resource for the crafting of interventions designed to enhance age friendliness and the well-being of older native and immigrant populations. International migration is expected to increase in coming decades, and urban planners and policymakers should take the needs of migrant citizens into account.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105065
JournalCities
Volume150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2024

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright: © 2024 The Authors

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Growing old outside of one's home country: Well-being needs for aging in place among Turkish people in the Netherlands'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this