Briefly research topics relating to older adults ‘relationship to the environment from the micro- to the macro scale, including: aging in place vs. moving to a new place, natural environments and green space, and energy efficiency and the built environment.
Older people with high support needs: how can we empower them to enjoy a better life
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched a new programme to improve the quality of life of older people with high support needs. This Round-up draws out key messages from 11 reviews commissioned in the first phase of the ‘Better Life’ programme.
Innovation and better lives for older people with high support needs: International good practice
Paper identifying innovative ideas and suggestions already in circulation in the UK and globally that would contribute to better lives for older people with support needs.
A Better Life: what older people with high support need value
Study exploring the views of older people and the factors that help or hinder them, and proposing a model which demonstrates how their needs could be met
Research Driven Clusters, overview on RDC policies, methods of characterization and examples of best practices
Report providing a set of recommendations needed in order to develop and sustain successful RDCs and introducing a list of 20 best practices in Europe.
Healthy and active ageing
A compendium of programmes, good practices and other resources for promoting and sustaining the well-being of “younger” older people, with a specific reference to socially deprived and migrant groups in Europe
Active aging makes the difference
Paper about the importance of active aging for optimizing opportunities for physical, social and mental well-being throughout the life course in order to extend healthy life expectancy
Elderly people who use internet are less likely to get depressed
How the use of internet and social networks helps elderly people to keep in touch with the society
GOLDEN workers Project: Needs and Trends Analysis Report
Overview of ageing at work and information and communication technologies (ICT) with the purpose of providing a detail review of all the aspects of this phenomenon.
Best Practice in age and Employment Guides in 4 areas: Employers, Lobbying and Campaigning, Unemployed Seniors plus a Training guide
Guides conceived to help organizations and individuals themselves to understand the current situation facing older working age people (50 to State Retirement Age+) in employment and training.
Dual Approach “Learn and Network” to empower elderly people to effectively apply Digital Media in day-to-day life
Paper about the Project, which intends to empower elderly people to effectively apply Digital Media in day-to-day life by conceptualizing and developing a Web 2.0-platform tailored to the needs and wants of elderly people
LinkAge Plus: Capacity building – enabling and empowering older people as independent and active citizens
Research report which examines the extent to which LinkAgePlus (LAP) has been a tool for capacity building
Managing resources in later life. Older people’s experience of change and continuity
Report exploring the changing lives of older people and shows how resources are used to manage change and maintain stability.
Wireless smart home for the elderly unveiled
Information about a project where a flat has been set up as a two year pilot to assess how the technology helps people being more independent, reducing the risk of users being readmitted to hospital or going into long term care
A smart home to avoid the nursing home
News about existing researches to develop systems that could be installed in homes to monitor the occupants' health or provide unobtrusive memory aids
Smart technologies for older people
A systematic literature review of smart technologies that promote health and wellbeing of older people living at home
Designing acceptable ‘smart’ home technology to support people in the home.
Main aspects and questions that are required to be asked by any designer of residences that include technology designed to support the lives of disabled people.
The role of Eco-Innovation for the construction sector in Europe
The Soprano Project: Service-oriented Programmable Smart Environments for Older People
The project is developing supportive environments for older people based on the concept of “ambient assisted living,” using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enable older people to live independently in their own homes.
CompanionAble: Integrated Cognitive Assistive and Domotic Companion Robotic System for Ability & Security
Presentation of the CompanionAble Project (funded by AAL) where a robotic companion named 'Hector' and intelligent home environment will aid elderly people to live richer and more independent lives
Avalaible by the end of 2012