I interview Dr. Stephen M. Golant on the new types of mature housing
· All-leisure and communities
· Volunteer and lifelong learning communities
· Technology for aging in place
Why do older people NOT want to live near other older people; yet are not integrating into the younger society as a whole.
Stephen M. Golant, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Florida (Gainesville). He consults, lectures, and writes on older adults' housing, mobility, long-term care, and technology needs.
His most recent book is Aging in the Right Place, published by Health Professions Press. His most recent paper develops a theoretical model to explain the smart technology adoption behaviors of elder consumers ("A theoretical model to explain the smart technology adoption behaviors of elder consumers (Elderadopt)." Journal of Aging Studies, 42, 56-73)
He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fulbright Senior Scholar award recipient. He recently received the Richard M. Kalish Award from the Gerontological Society of America for his insightful and innovative publications on aging and life development in the behavioral and social sciences. He is frequently called on by corporations, universities, state government agencies, and national organizations as a lecturer or an adviser and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
He has written or edited about 140 papers and books, including Location and Environment of Elderly Population (Wiley, 1979), A Place to Grow Old: The Meaning of Environment in Old Age (Columbia University Press, 1984), Housing America's Elderly: Many Possibilities, Few Choices (Sage Publications, 1992), The Columbia Retirement Handbook. (Columbia University Press, 1994); Encyclopedia of Financial Gerontology (Greenwood Press, 1996); the CASERA Report (Creating Affordable and Supportive Elder Renter Alternatives (Margaret Lynn Duggar & Associates, Inc., 1999), and The Assisted Living Residence: A Vision for the Future (The John Hopkins University Press, 2008). Dr. Golant serves on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, Journal of Aging Studies, Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Research on Aging, and Seniors Housing & Care Journal.