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Independent living of an elderly person with non-family, community support, and consequent prevention of lonely death: A case of Soma Idobata-Nagaya after the 2011 Fukushima disaster
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  • Naomi Ito,
  • Yuri Kinoshita,
  • Tomohiro Morita,
  • Sho Fujioka,
  • Masaharu Tsubokura
Naomi Ito
Fukushima Medical University
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Yuri Kinoshita
Fukushima Medical University
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Tomohiro Morita
Soma Central Hospital
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Sho Fujioka
Soma Central Hospital
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Masaharu Tsubokura
Fukushima Medical University
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Abstract

The construction of apartment buildings after the disaster and the way of living there fostered the social capital of the original area. Community formation made it possible for elderly people living alone to respond to emergencies and prevent lonely death. It can be proposed to the future super-aging society.