This case study report features three award winning developments for retirement living. It explores how the HAPPI (Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation) design principles have come to life in each to promote social inclusion where older people are empowered to live an independent and socially active life at the heart of their wider community.
As the number of older people in the UK is increasing and people are living longer, loneliness and social isolation is also increasing. There is a growing body of evidence about the role older people’s housing plays in tackling loneliness and social isolation, but a lack of practical guidance for providers and those who work with older people on how to address it.
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.
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
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.
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.
As Australia’s population ages, increasing numbers of seniors move to a growing number of retirement villages.
As older people age and become frail, their decline in independence and concomitant changing care needs may force them to move from retirement village to a residential aged care facility.
Sustainable development has been widely accepted as a way of understanding the relationship of humanity with nature and between people. Since the community is the basic unit of sustainable living, sustainable practices need to be incorporated into their developments.
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.
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