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Abstract Recently, many community gathering spaces (CGSs) have been built as platforms for senior citizens to socialize. This study constitutes an ethnographic examination of how senior citizens use a CGS in a public housing complex in Japan. The results depicted six characteristic styles in...
Abstract This research examined whether greening of a geriatric ward may reduce the hospital-induced decline in the independent functioning of elderly patients as measured by changes from admission to discharge in the KATZ-ADL6 and physician assessments at discharge. Using a quasi-experimental...
Abstract Japan has been promoting an age-friendly environment for the health and well-being of its senior citizens. This study aimed to identify the environmental factors that promote social network diversity, active ageing, and quality of life for seniors in Japan. Through the experience of 243...
Abstract Due to continued societal affluence, the households of many older people aging in place contain innumerable items, each with a complex story of origin, selection, and provenance. Excess possession accumulation can induce stress, create fall hazards, and impact indoor air quality. Often...
Abstract This study tested whether it is applicable to design a long-term care facility courtyard for older adults with a person-environment interchange approach. We created design protocols for an underutilized courtyard at an assisted living facility to promote interactions amongst residents,...
Abstract A study was conducted among 30 older adults in Mauritius about the use kitchens. They were interviewed firstly about the kitchens they had experienced in the past, and secondly to discuss and demonstrate their current kitchen and how easily they could use it. It was found that while...
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