ColladoCollins has gathered research and insights from older people and leaders in the sector to create Just Living, a narrative around the choices and considerations at stake when designing and developing homes for our future selves.
People are living longer, demanding more housing choices, and seeking more lifestyle options in later life. This book explores the challenges and opportunities involved in defining, designing, and delivering homes and communities for older people - our future selves. The process of providing housing for this diverse and selective user group of unique and discerning individuals depends as much on understanding the needs and desires of older people as it does on assembling a financially viable development proposition.
Bringing the voices of genuine older people to the fore, this book considers the various journeys people might take to find the housing solution that suits their evolving needs in later life, and balances that view with the experiences of professionals involved in the sector over many years.
Our age does not represent our stage of life. We all need places that offer appropriate accessibility, community, engagement, and care, filled with people that support us to enable us to live our fullest lives irrespective of our age. Our homes should empower us so we can focus on just living the highest quality of life for our entire life.