Italy trying to prepare housing for massive boom of elderly

No topic appears to be more cultural related than dealing with ageing among tenants, as we learned at the ‘Senior Social Housing’ session of the Urbanpromo social housing conference in Turin. After introductions by Francesco Cocco on housing project for elderly in Barcelona and Gaullaume Lelong of Domitys about French elderly housing, we received  a very… Read More Italy trying to prepare housing for massive boom of elderly

Growing Old in Place: Can Housing Providers Find an Answer?

I recently met and heard from Carina Dantas who works with and in the social housing and aging industry within Portugal.  She spoke at the International Housing Festival about demographic change within social housing.  Mrs. Dantas let us know that the aging population is growing dramatically not only in Portugal but all around the world.… Read More Growing Old in Place: Can Housing Providers Find an Answer?

Public Housing-Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland

I met Dr. John McPeake the CEO from Helm Housing Association in Northern Ireland recently and had the pleasure of hearing about how his agency is working on helping those with dementia.  .  Dr. McPeake let us know that in the UK the average age exceeded 40 for the first time in its history.  By… Read More Public Housing-Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland

Embracing change in France, UK and Italy-lessons in supporting tenant needs

The first afternoon session of the Housing Europe conference was about embracing changes.  A talented panel came together to discuss how public, cooperative and social housing providers might future-proof their operating strategies.  The focus was where to put our investments when it comes to technological and social innovation.   To lead this discussion, a panel of… Read More Embracing change in France, UK and Italy-lessons in supporting tenant needs

Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Address Tenant Needs

Below are ideas for helping tenants given by 3 speakers at the international public housing conference in Amsterdam. Idea 1: From Northern Ireland: Supporting those with dementia The speaker did a good job explaining the increasing needs of elderly tenants.  The presenter focused on how a housing organization can help those suffering from dementia.  Dr. McPeake… Read More Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Address Tenant Needs

Jan Latten points out that loneliness amongst elderly is a key issue.

This article is provided by Aedes-Actiz Kenniscentrum Wonen Zorg and edited by the ISHF team. “The new townspeople will be old”, says Professor Jan Latten, Professor of Social Demography at the University of Amsterdam. “It’s not so much that the elderly go to the city en masse, but that people stay in the city and grow… Read More Jan Latten points out that loneliness amongst elderly is a key issue.