LEE LI MING PROGRAMME FOR AGEING URBANISM:
Shelter is a basic human need that is critical to quality of life, especially for older adults. The literature suggests that the nature and suitability of older people’s housing are central determinants of their wellbeing. We scan the literature to bring together some of the tools, trends and types of housing and living arrangements that are being harnessed by cities for their older populations. The aim is to highlight the myriad of possibilities, innovative models and solutions for addressing older people’s housing needs.
Note 1 – United Kingdom
Note 2 – United States of America
Note 3 – Republic of Korea
Note 4 – Canada
Note 5 – Israel
Note 6 – Lifetime Homes and Lifetime Neighbourhoods, UK
Note 7 – Netherlands
Note 8 – Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)- A new housing option for the elderly
Note 9 –Social sector elderly housing in Denmark and Japan
Note 10 –Green Homes
Note 11 –State of Low-income Elderly Housing and Independent Living Units (ILU), Australia
Note 12–Retirement Living in India
Play is a vital need in enhancing the quality of life for all ages, especially the elderly. Research suggests that meaningful play among the older population greatly helps to foster connectedness, cultivate oneself and others, and contribute to society. A corroboration of literature findings aims to elucidate how recreational spaces around the world can facilitate meaningful, and active usage by their older population. The goal is to highlight creative concepts, models and practical solutions to address senior citizens’ psycho-social needs.
Note 1 – Café for the Elderly
Note 2 – Senior Parks and Intergenerational Playgrounds
Note 3 – Senior Social Hub
Note 4 – Arts for Elderly
Note 5 – Dementia Friendly City: Bruges
Note 6 – Dance and Movement Therapy for Seniors
Note 7 – Music Therapy
Note 8 – Art Therapy
Note 9 – Dramatic Effects
Note 10 – Literary Pursuits
Note 11 – Choirs for Seniors
Note 12 – Horticultural Therapy
Note 13 – Animal Assistance for Seniors
Note 14 – Animals Living with Seniors
Note 15 – Animal and Robot Assisted Therapy
Note 16 – Camera-ready for Ageing
Note 17 – Smart Seniors for the Digital Age
Note 18 – Video Games for Seniors
Note 19 – Coffee Corner at Block 122
Note 20 – Bukit Batok Community Cafe
Note 21 – Sharing Food with Alone Seniors
What kind of interventions can we design to enhance the mobility of an ageing population?
Mobility is central to active and healthy ageing. Research has shown that enhancing the capacity of older adults to move safely and comfortably to access goods, amenities and services will reduce the risks of obesity, obesity-related illness and depression, and help them maintain regular social ties and remain active in civic life, which ultimately improves their quality of life. We scan the literature to explore how different factors including technological development, transportation infrastructure and services, land use patterns, and other social-economic environmental factors, influence the older person’s mobility. The aim is to consider the potential effectiveness of various innovative transportation and land use strategies and other social, economic and technical interventions in addressing the travel demands of an ageing population.
Note 1 – Public Transport Systems for Ageing Populations
Note 2 – Transportation Strategies for Ageing Populations, UK-Part 1
Note 3 – Transportation Strategies for Ageing Populations, UK-Part 2
Note 4 – Cycling and Older Adults
Note 5 – Cycle Training Programmes
Note 6 – Moving towards self-driving vehicles
Note 7 -Safer Streets for Seniors in Singapore
NOTES ON AGE FRIENDLY AND DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CITIES
How can planning and design strategies help create inclusive neighbourhoods to foster opportunities for active ageing?
Across the globe, cities are embracing the Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly concepts. Although somewhat different in scope, age-friendly and dementia-friendly cities have a common and overarching objective – to help older adults to remain independent and in the community for as long as reasonably possible by creating a supportive enabling physical and social environment. Additionally, both require action in many sectors and by many actors including governments, service providers, businesses, grassroots and community organisations, residents, and older people themselves.
We highlight the various creative approaches and initiatives that are being taken in Singapore and other cities and communities towards the creation of age friendly and dementia friendly physical and social environments.
Note 1 – Engagement with Older People
Note 2 – Curating a Green Landscape for Active Ageing
Note 3 – Design Initiatives to facilitate Healthy Ageing
Note 4 – Social Assistive Robots for Dementia Care
Note 5 – Intergenerational-space for Healthy Ageing
Note 6 – Safe Return Technology for People Living with Dementia in Taiwan
Note 7- Intergenerational-space-in-Asia_HK_SG