Research Center for Group Dynamics

 

Tam Perry

Adjunct Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR

Tam Perry
5051 ISR
426 Thompson Street
teperry@umich.edu

Her ethnographic research addresses housing transitions of older adults from a network perspective. As health, mobility and kin and peer networks alter, she explores how older adults contemplate their homes and its contents. She studies housing transitions because, while aging in place is often preferred and cost-effective, inevitably some older adults will undertake the emotional and physical labor, as well as the negotiation of medical, financial and long-term care infrastructures, involved in relocation.