Perspective workshops: co-creating service solutions for seniors in affordable housing

M. L. Fang, S. L. Canham, L. Battersby, R. Woolrych, J. Sixsmith, A. Sixsmith

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Effective home and community services and supports can enable older adults to successfully age-in-place, enhancing physical, mental, and social health outcomes through improved social participation, heightened independence, autonomy, and choice. One challenge in affordable housing developments for seniors surrounds the integration of place-based services. This presentation reports on four Perspectives Workshops conducted with service providers that aimed to: (i) understand challenges and opportunities experienced by service providers when delivering senior-friendly services and (ii) determine actions that can be taken to enhance the needs (e.g. staffing and financial resources) of service providers, enabling them to serve seniors more effectively. These deliberative dialogues sessions were conducted with the goal of co-creating sustainable service provision solutions for tenants transitioning into a newly built low-income seniors housing development. Results of the workshops included ideas for effective utilization of the shared amenity space, which generated resources for an on-site service delivery program.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077
Number of pages1
JournalInnovation in Aging
Issue numberSuppl_1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Event21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatric 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 201727 Jul 2017


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