In research—published in The Gerontologist—80 in-depth interviews were carried out with older people about their experiences of living in retirement villages across the UK and Australia. The researchers were particularly interested in why people sought out retirement living and how their needs matched or contradicted those of other residents. It was not expected to find such high levels of resentment among residents—but they did.
Retirement living is big business. It is estimated that around 5% of Australians, 6% of Americans, and 1% of UK citizens over 65 live in a retirement village.
Read the full article which records the views and opinions of people interviewed here…at source: Retirement communities: Ageism exists even among the elderly – new research