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Aging Well: User Centred Principles for Aging in Community

Recknagel, Jennifer (2018) Aging Well: User Centred Principles for Aging in Community. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Recknagel, Jennifer
Abstract:

Aging Well is an exploratory research project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. The research takes a lead user approach to uncover and describe new models of senior living and supportive care that are developing to address the issues of aging in place and seniors social isolation.

Ethnographic case studies of four grassroots initiatives are discussed, including Homesharing, Senior Cohousing, Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities with Social Service Program (NORC-SSP), and Virtual Villages. Each case study includes audio documentaries of user experiences and photographic documentation of community life. A distillation of key elemental practices by user innovators, along with corresponding design principles for aging well in community is offered. This project is intended to inform the future development of seniors’ supportive living initiatives.

Date: 17 April 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aging, Seniors, Lead User, Ethnography, Storytelling
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 17:44
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 17:44
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2341

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