n. Suburbs that have a predominantly elderly population.
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In "Elderburbia" — a term coined by cultural anthropologist Philip B. Stafford, and the title of his book on the challenges of aging in place — the way houses and neighborhoods were built in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s isolates people as they age.
—“'Elderburbia’: Suburban sprawl isolates our aging population,” The Post-Standard, June 08, 2011
One idea, inspired by a NYT blog from yesterday on what uses could be found for abandoned or under-used exurban subdivisions: Convert them to elderburbs. Some of those McMansions are large enough to house several folks, including live-in caregivers.
—Zino, “Gadgets for Growing Old at Home” (comment), The New York Times, January 13, 2009
2008 (earliest)
Following a discussion of where boomers will live, we'll end with some speculation regarding the manner in which boomers will craft place from space and, it is argued, create the new elderburbia.
—Phillip B. Stafford, Boomer Bust?, Praeger, November 03, 2008