Rethinking sustainable living for the older adults

Author: 
ŞerifEsendemir

Our planet is graying rapidly, but this demographic change brings about some challenges for the older adults. In particular, sustainable living is one of the ways to deal with these challenges by developing some aging and environmental friendly strategies. Since our natural resources are limited, these strategies gained a great importance to meet the need of the aged facing poverty after they age. For instance, the arrangement of the indoor and outdoor places regarding the aged concerns has been discussed among many scholars. That is because many places were not designed simultaneously with the increasing number of the older adults. Without a doubt, even the idea of sustainable living gives a courage to the state and city administration to initiate the age(d)-friendly strategies to rebuild environment. That is why this study aims at raising a global awareness toward the sustainable developments for the older adults in many areas such as housing and clothing.

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