Publication Date: January 27th, 2022
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Aging, Health Disparities and Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health
Author(s): Henning-Smith C, Lahr M, MacDougall H, and Mulcahy J
For older adults aging in place, social cohesion and social engagement are essential to ensuring good health and quality of life. Rural residents may face structural barriers to remaining socially engaged and active as they age; however, differences by rurality are not well understood for older adults aging in place. This policy brief examines rural/urban differences in social cohesion and social engagement for older adults aging in place, as well as within-rural differences by race and ethnicity.