Population ageing is a global phenomenon in which the most sustainable form leverages on community-centric support for elderly residents in the neighbourhood. The three aspects of environment, health and social are active components integral to successful community ageing-in-place. This Greater Good Series event presents the key issues pertaining to our environment that promote active ageing in Singapore
Friday, 7 April 2017 | 9.00 am to 5.15 pm |
Seminar Room 3-5, Level 3, Manasseh Meyer, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore (Bukit Timah Campus)
A workshop jointly organised by Institute of Policy Studies’ Social Lab (SocLab) and
NUS School of Design and Environment’s Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC)
Details and registration
Ever wondered how our ageing population is coping in our modern landscape? To understand better, watch the fourth episode of the Channel NewsAsia documentary, Challenge Tomorrow, titled ‘Adapting to Ageing’, where actor Joshua Tan went on a quest to find out how an ageing population is re-shaping societies in Japan, Australia, the United States and Singapore. This episode featured comments by Associate Professor Fung John Chye from the National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture at National University of Singapore, School of Design & Environment, where he shared how well-designed public spaces would encourage the elderly to come out of their houses to interact with the community and avoid social isolation. Watch it here
RE-IMAGINING THE NURSING HOME IN SINGAPORE
Fung John Chye (ed.)
An invaluable resource for everyone who is involved in the planning, design, operation and management of nursing and eldercare facilities; especially in integrating the needs of the elderly within a modern high-density urban community like Singapore. This Design Sourcebook offers a quick and multi-faceted reference kit to jump-start the design and development of a nursing home. Case Studies representing a cross-section of existing nursing homes in Singapore are coupled with a wide range of exploratory ideas in the Design Showcase. Together with useful dimensioned drawings provided in the Design Templates, the user of this Sourcebook will benefit from a comprehensive approach to the design and development of nursing and eldercare facilities; in anticipation of the increasing demand for such services globally due to a rapidly ageing population.
DEMENTIA DESIGN SOURCEBOOK
Fung John Chye
Insofar as design of the physical environments for dementia care is concerned, there is no golden rule. Much of the current best practices involve city-fringed, lowrise and low-density settings. Whereas, in a highrise urban city like Singapore, density is a daily conundrum to overcome and this poses certain challenges to design that are perhaps nto adequately discussed. The book hopes to fulfill this urgent need to examine salient issues that designers of dense urban settings face, and through this effort engenders deeper design thinking that collectively enlarge our palette of solutions for dementia. This Sourcebook is a general design reader for caregivers, designers and related service providers. It examines issues on the design of environments for dementia and the elderly in general, and comprises two volumes in one: Design Guide and Design Elements. A complementary infographics, the Dementia Design Palette offers a glimpse at how design responses can match disabilities from dementia.