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In the global context of an ageing population, community dynamics are shifting requiring sustainable options for positive ageing. Many older people currently experience a range of vulnerabilities which are barriers to positive ageing. Solutions such as ‘Linkers’ have proven successful, but may not be possible in some contexts, because they are resource intensive. Communities have a responsibility to meet the needs of their members as they age, and to do so in a sustainable way – socially(reducing burn-out of care-givers), economically (so that provision of care is equitable) and environmentally (so that care can be maintained by future generations). It is also in the best interests of communities in the long term to develop approaches to mitigating vulnerabilities by fostering the agency of the older people. One way to achieve this is through smart architectures which augment human care
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies - Transforming Communities
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450371629
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies: C&T 2019 - Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 03 Jun 201907 Jun 2019
https://2019.comtech.community/images/ct19_programme.pdf (program)
https://portalparts.acm.org/3330000/3328320/fm/frontmatter.pdf?ip= (proceedings front matter)
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3328320 (proceedings)


Conference9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
Abbreviated titleTransforming Communities
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