9 – 2019

Autonomy in Old Age

Almost everyone wants to grow old in his own four walls, in familiar surroundings – the old person’s home is seen as an option only for the last, difficult years. Thus, when in a single-family house rooms become empty, the need for community grows, or when in old age the wish for service and security increases, alternative forms of housing are called for: for instance, a multi-generation building or a development especially for the aged. The facilities and solutions available in this area are still limited and much needs to be discovered – from the appropriate kinds of governance and financing to the typology and to the search for synergies with other functions.

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