Commentary: Aging Places: A Review Essay


  • Justine McGovern Lehman College, City University of New York



This Commentary reflects on the convergence of social and geographical gerontology as presented in two books addressing place and aging with and without dementia. The two books are expansive in scope, exploring aging and dementia research and care practices globally, with an emphasis on English-language settings and resources. Drawing on my own work that addresses the significance of place and living with dementia (i.e., McGovern 2016) and on personal experiences with the place-making practices of both my parents, this Commentary provides an overview of each text and concludes by stressing the need for deepening understanding of the experience and impact of place and environment as we age.


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