Focusing on Older Residents Views

  • Belinda YuenEmail author
  • Sue Wei Cheong


Focus Group Discussions are conducted to yield a more qualitative and in-depth perspective about the ageing community and their everyday urban spaces. It is used to explore the range of views and feelings that cannot be captured in the more quantitative, closed-ended questionnaire of the survey discussed in Chap.  1. The discussions shared the participants’ perspectives on their housing and neighbourhood, amenities and transportation, recreational and social spaces as well as their individuality and community connection as they grow older. Their views revealed some of the key desired characteristics of age-friendly house and neighbourhoods.


Social spacesSocial Space Public housingPublic Housing Male Participant Groups Mandarin Group Bukit Panjang 
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We gratefully acknowledge the following for their generous support and assistance with the focus group discussions: our colleagues, Debbie Loo, Laura Jasmine and Bernadette Teo for helping us with the focus group organisation, facilitation and translation; and the participants who generously shared their ideas and views during the focus group discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

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