Retirement Housing

Out of the frying pan into the fire: The experiences of Housing for the Aged Action Group clients referred to Independent Living Units

Outlines the experiences of clients seeking an Independent Living Unit (ILU), the experiences of clients with their housing since seeking retirement advice, and their perceptions of HAAG’s services.
2018

Learn to Innovate – European lessons on designing for ageing well

This ongoing research to develop innovative senior living schemes in towns and cities in the UK looks at examples in Denmark and The Netherlands. Observations from two urban care homes in Copenhagen, that actively encourage social connection through the provision of shared and social spaces.
2018

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

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

It's Time for Federal Regulation of Retirement Villages

As Australia’s population ages, increasing numbers of seniors move to a growing number of retirement villages.
2017

Housing an Ageing Population - An approach to improving housing affordability, liveability and financial resilience for senior Australians

Discussion of the concept of co-housing and the results of a UTS research project looking at co-housing for older people as a way of accessing affordable housing.
2017

Building Affordable Elderly Housing: How New Zealand's planning system influences market outcome

This paper explores the changing demographics of New Zealand’s elderly, the influence of the current planning system, and how planning has hindered the market’s ability to provide affordable elderly housing in areas of highest demand. It will then consider how the recently introduced Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, through its recognition of the importance of affordable housing supply,
2016

Is Cohousing the Best Solution to Aging Well?

The concept of cohousing as a housing choice for older people for its benefits of community & healthy ageing.
2016

Building Affordable Elderly Housing: How New Zealand's planning system influences market outcomes

This paper explores the changing demographics of New Zealand’s elderly, the influence of the current planning system, and how planning has hindered the market’s ability to provide affordable elderly housing in areas of highest demand. It will then consider how the recently introduced Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, through its recognition of the importance of affordable housing supply,
2016

Housing an Ageing Population

The UK's ageing society presents massive housing challenges in years ahead, but the retirement housing sector should be well placed to turn these into opportunities. Older people are sitting on over £1trn of housing equity and over half are living in homes larger than they necessarily require.
2015
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