Towards longer, better and more active lives: mutual assisted living community for older peopleTowards longer, better and more active lives: mutual assisted living community for older people
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Modeling Of Systems and Internet Communication (MOSAIC)
Journal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals
2(2008):4, p. 29-33
University of Antwerp
The proportion of older people will keep increasing in this century and already becomes a predominant aspect of our societies. Solutions both efficacious and cost-effective need to be sought to provide needed services to the elder people timely. In order to help the older people living actively, solutions should also provide chances for them to get involved in social activities and communicate with the outside world. In this paper, the concept of mutual assistance community will be introduced, which aims at promoting longer, better, and more active lives for the older people.