Ageing in the countryside - Senior housing
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This project explores how a housing community for the elderly can be designed in a rural context in Norway, to deal with the aging population in the districts. The proportion of elderly people in the districts are increasing, and people live longer and have better functional capacity than before. This results in people having to live in their own home for longer, while physical and social needs changes. Among the elderly, loneliness is one of the top three challenges, making neighborloneliness and social relations vital. Housing communities for the elderly is shown to give an increased quality of life. By implementing it in the districts the elderly gets a more suitable home to age in, and at the same time it can contribute to a better match between housing needs and housing consumption.