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Designing for independent senior living

Design for independent senior living has not seen much demand for now, as there has not been much awareness on such a concept, says Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) deputy president Ooi Boon Seong.

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Current deterrents to the development of retirement villages

Jones Lang Wootton executive director Malathi Thevendran: The additional commitment could result in higher risks and more uncertainties from the perspective of developers. Some developers are reluctant to undertake unknown ventures as there are other forms of developments that could be less risky and more profitable.

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For retirement villages to work

With greater awareness about independent and active living in the golden years, more people are beginning to plan for their retirement days, starting with homes that facilitate limited mobility and with more immediate accessibility to medical care.

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