Newnan native's article published in journal
A scholarly article by Newnan native Jane Skinner has been published in The Journal of Housing For the Elderly.
“Retirement Communities: We Know What They Are … or Do We?” by Dr. Anne P. Glass and Skinner was published in the most recent issue of the journal. The article offers a definition of retirement communities and looks at such issues as housing units, boundaries, services and leisure amenities, age restrictions, voluntary relocation and shared space.
The article also delineates the variety of types of retirement communities and addresses current and future challenges facing them.
Glass is associate professor and associate director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia in Athens. She and Skinner worked on the paper when Skinner was a graduate student and a gerontology institute intern at UGA.
While Skinner was a student at UGA in 2009, she and Glass presented “Housing Options for Older Adults: A 20-Year Review” at the annual Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Skinner was the valedictorian of the 2003 class of Newnan High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology – graduating Phi Beta Kappa – from Vassar College in 2007. She also holds a master of arts degree in social work and a gerontology certificate from UGA.
A resident of San Jose, Calif., Skinner is adult programs coordinator at Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City, Calif.
She is the daughter of Lynn and Winston Skinner of Newnan and the granddaughter of Sara Jane and Walter Skinner of Moreland.