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Prepare for public housing supply avalanche as ageing HDB flat owners die

Singapore reaches a population milestone in 2018: The total number of senior citizens at 65 years and older equals the number of young people at 15 years and younger. So far, the discussion on an ageing population has largely been focused on the costs of healthcare and social support. It is time to consider the impact on another area - public housing.
2018

A Qualitative Analysis of an Age Friendly Community Initiative

This article examines an age-friendly community initiative in Tallahassee, Florida where, although the planning process allowed information to be gathered efficiently, inclusion of a wider public was prevented by the narrow approach, lack of resources, centralized decision-making, and strategic selection of stakeholders.
2018

Older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness

The aim of this Background Paper is to provide an introduction to the diverse experiences and needs of older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The intended audience is policy makers and people working with older Australians, including personal care workers in facilities and people’s homes, aged care leaders, health and allied health professionals, and researchers.
2018
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Independent Living Units: Underfunded and Misunderstood

Australia has an aging population with diverse backgrounds and experiences; 37 per cent of older Australians were born overseas. Historical and contemporary privileges and disadvantages have impacted different Australians’ ability to gain and maintain employment, accrue savings, build financial literacy, contribute to superannuation, own property and prepare for a secure, enjoyable retirement in l
2018

Pop-up shelter initiative helps homeless older women

An innovative approach to the temporary use of a vacant building site owned by Uniting, the service arm of the Uniting Church, is providing a temporary safe haven for older homeless women who are literally left out in the cold when it comes to specialist homelessness services.
2018

Choosing between staying at home or moving: A systematic review of factors influencing housing decisions among frail older adults

To date, many factors have been taken into account in research on older adults’ housing decisions, including health and social factors. However, not all potential factors have been identified, especially those related to the built environment and what it represents for older adults.
2018

Amplify Insights: Housing Affordability and Homelessness

This report assembles the evidence, from official statistics, academic research, and other publicly available information about the lived experience of homelessness and housing affordability in Australia.
2018

Designing Homes for an Ageing Population

Improved health and longevity in Ireland will lead to significant advances in how long people choose to work into old age, and presents huge opportunities for new thinking about positive attitudes towards ageing. As discussed in this report, this will place demands on Ireland’s social welfare and pensions system, and – without reform of housing policy the need for nursing homes and acute hospital
2018

Housing Related Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

Older people from CALD backgrounds make up around 25 per cent of all older people in Australia. Though older CALD communities face many of the same barriers to housing experienced by the older population as a whole, such as inappropriate, insecure and unaffordable housing, they are also more likely to encounter additional challenges.
2018
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Australian First Nation Older Women High Risk of Homelessness

There is a limited access to physically, culturally and spiritually sensitive support services and housing options for First Nations Australians. The ongoing social and economic exclusion of female Elders and future female Elders will contribute to compounded historical and personal traumas, and do nothing to decolonise Australia and Australian support services.
2018

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