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Are there any suggestions for developing a community for older adults?

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Kiki Chung
3 August 2021
Are there any suggestions for developing a community for older adults?

Are there any suggestions for developing a community for older adults?

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Chun Luk
3 August 2021

Good luck!

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Kiki Chung
3 August 2021

Thanks for your advice!

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Chun Luk
3 August 2021

Given the strong relationship between environmental and social factors and successful aging, it is critical that these variables be considered when planning and developing communities for older adults. As such, there is growing interest in establishing community-wide projects to change built (physical) and social environments so that older adults do not encounter barriers to social participation. These modifications may include establishing transportation assistance, providing sidewalk benches, creating community senior centers, and hosting social, cultural, or recreational events. Such approaches are critical to building age-friendly cities that promote active aging and enhance quality of life by providing resources for health, social participation, and security to older adults. The development of age-friendly cities reflects a large-scale intervention aimed at providing resources to individuals across the life-span that target critical facets of successful aging.

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