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Housing and Social Policy in Malaysia: Provision for the Elderly

Malaysia was categorized as an ageing nation when the elderly population reached 7.2% (1.8 million) by 2005. In a society where aging is progressing, and where even among elderly people there is an increasingly larger class of older senior citizens, the increasing number of elderly people requiring appropriate housing and personal care will be an even greater issue of importance.
2007

CoHousing for Stages of an Aging Britain

The use of diverse types of common interest/intentional communities has burgeoned over the past quarter century. This paper will examine aspects of the particular legal environment for a nascent but growing CoHousing movement within the UK.
2007

Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities

This checklist of essential age-friendly city features is based on the results of the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities project consultation in 33 cities in 22 countries. Th e checklist is a tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress. For the checklist to be effective, older people must be involved as full partners.
2007

The Role and Future Development of Supportive Housing for Older People in Ireland

The standard and suitability of older people’s accommodation is vital to their health and quality of life and a key factor in their capacity to take care of themselves or to be cared for should they become dependent.
2007

The Need For Planning In An Aging Society

Practicing planners frequently work with key community stakeholders as they draft community plans-whether developers, home builders, pedestrian and bicycle advocates, or environmentalists.
2007

Causes of homelessness among older people

Study objectives: With the aim of increasing the understanding of the reasons for homelessness among people aged 50 years and over, and contributing to the development of prevention practice, a collaborative and comparative study between three nations (England, Australia and the US) was undertaken.
2007

Inadequate Housing and Health: an overview

Abstract: For many years, the housing environment has been acknowledged as one of the main settings that affect human health. Living and housing conditions are the basis of many factors influencing residential health.
2007

Older people and housing

A fact sheet looking at the housing options of older people in the UK. It uses census data, outlines key issues related to housing for older people and lists Government policy initiatives that have been put in place to address the problems.
2007

Causes of homelessness among older people in Melbourne, Australia

A comparative study of the causes of new episodes of homelessness among people aged 50 years and over has been undertaken in Australia, the United States and England.
2007

Older people and housing

This UK fact sheet covers key housing issues for an ageing population and looks at Government policies and initiatives that have been implemented.
2007

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