University of Leicester
Browse
Neighborhood environment healthy aging and social participation among ethnic minority adults over 50 the case of the Turkish-Speaking community in .pdf (847.58 kB)

Neighborhood environment, healthy aging, and social participation among ethnic minority adults over 50: the case of the Turkish-Speaking community in London

Download (847.58 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2024-05-10, 08:57 authored by Melisa Yazdanpanahi, Ryan Woolrych
Social participation has been recognized as an important component of healthy aging. At the same time, research has identified the central role of the neighborhood environment in determining healthy aging and social participation in old age. However, there is a paucity of research exploring the everyday lives of adults over 50 from ethnic minority backgrounds in relation to social participation and place. This paper focuses on the experiences of social participation among the Turkish-speaking community in north London. We undertook 48 semi-structured individual interviews and five community mapping workshops with 17 participants, all with people over 50, in London between March and November 2017. We supplemented these activities with 13 interviews with professional participants as coordinators of Turkish/Kurdish community associations. We thematically analyzed these interviews and mapping workshops and identified three interconnected themes: “feelings of security in the neighborhood,” “density and diversity,” and “proximity to ethnic amenities” to explain participants’ social participation patterns within the context of their neighborhood. The findings articulate the pathways through which personal characteristics and perceived identities intersect with the physical, social and cultural environment of the neighborhood to shape opportunities for social participation among Turkish-speaking adults over 50.

History

Citation

Melisa Yazdanpanahi & Ryan Woolrych (2023) Neighborhood environment, healthy aging, and social participation among ethnic minority adults over 50: the case of the Turkish-Speaking community in London, Housing and Society, 50:2, 206-227,

Author affiliation

School of Business

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Housing and Society

Volume

50

Issue

2

Pagination

206 - 227

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Group

issn

0888-2746

eissn

2376-0923

Acceptance date

2022-03-28

Copyright date

2022

Available date

2024-05-10

Language

en

Deposited by

Dr Melisa Yazdanpanahi

Deposit date

2024-05-03

Rights Retention Statement

  • No

Usage metrics

    University of Leicester Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC