Category Archives: Housing and community environment

What about rental units in retirement villages?

Judith Davey 2/11/2018 I have written before about the prospect that a growing number of older people will be living in rental accommodation in the future – based on a declining trend in home ownership. Another recent blog was about … Continue reading

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Retirement Villages – looking at their economic impact

On 25th July, at an event in the Beehive, the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) launched a report commissioned through Price Waterhouse Coopers Consulting (PWC), entitled Retirement village contribution to housing, employment, and GDP in New Zealand. Your blogger was there; … Continue reading

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Another housing option – Divide and Share

Judith Davey 20/04/2018 Making better use of existing housing could be another way to the solution of our “housing crisis”. For a long time there have been suggestions, especially by public sector landlords, that older people should move out of … Continue reading

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Ageing in place – design for wellbeing

Judith Davey 6/04/2018 I have written quite a bit about housing in my blogs – using home equity to supplement retirement incomes; calling for a wider range of housing choices and the implications of more older people renting. But I … Continue reading

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More Older People will be renters – A trend we cannot ignore

Judith Davey 21/02/2018 In December 2015 I critiqued a report entitled Homeless Baby Boomers. Since then housing problems have come to the fore and hardly a day goes by without a headline relating to the “housing crisis”. Often it is … Continue reading

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Is age-friendliness for everyone? Or just for older people?

Judith Davey 21/04/2017 “towards a society for all ages” This was the slogan for the United Nations’ International Year of Older Persons in 1999. But if you google anything about the year, not to mention “age-friendliness,” the photos you see … Continue reading

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NORCs- what are they and how can they be useful?

Judith Davey 07/04/17 I tell people that I live in a NORC, but it looks just like a high-rise apartment building. It might not strictly fit the definition of a NORC, but it is a good conversation-opener. A naturally occurring … Continue reading

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