International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Falls present a major challenge to active aging, but the relationship between neighborhood factors and falls is poorly understood. This study examined the relationship between fall events and neighborhood factors, including neighborhood social cohesion (sense of belonging, trust, friendliness, and helpfulness) and physical environment (vandalism/graffiti, rubbish, vacant/deserted houses, and perceived safety walking home at night).
Nicklett, Emily; Lohman, Matthew; and Smith, Matthew, "Neighborhood Environment and Falls among Community-Dwelling Older Adults" (2017). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1010.