Age-Friendly Housing Environments

Karim Hadjri, Tulika Gadakari, Junjie Huang, Jingjing Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The world population is ageing owing to rising longevity and declining fertility rate. More older people are nowadays living alone in housing that is generally not adapted to their new needs and requirements. Evidence suggests that the majority of older people want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible to retain a sense of familiarity and independence which has shown positive effects on people’s overall health and wellbeing. Responding to this trend, the large mainstream housing stock needs to be easily retrofitted with the intervention of technology such that it can respond to older people’s changing needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationODESSA: Optimising Care Delivery Models to Support Ageing-in-Place
Publisher University of Sheffield
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
EventODESSA Project End of Award Conference - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Feb 201823 Feb 2018


ConferenceODESSA Project End of Award Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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