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An Acquaintance with An Aging Society

Organization for Co-Creation Research and Social Contributions, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-chou, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8555, Japan
Liaison Office, Innovation Center for Clinical Research, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Morioka-chou 7-430, Obu, Aichi 474-8511, Japan
Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(4), 110;
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 3 March 2019 / Accepted: 29 March 2019 / Published: 3 April 2019
Low birth rates and higher life expectancy have been ravaging Japanese society. This article summarizes some of the latest medical knowledge and assistive activities, with a nod toward one nonprofit organization’s efforts to deliver better home healthcare to the elderly through housing and technologies, in the world’s first super-aging society. The response to the transforming society requires a combination of familiar customs and new technologies that create a favorable environment for mobility and continuous learning that are key to elderly health. As other countries will face similar issues, further international interdisciplinary knowledge-building will be necessary to face the challenges of super-aging societies. View Full-Text
Keywords: assistive technologies; physical environment/space; community care; rural aging; urban aging assistive technologies; physical environment/space; community care; rural aging; urban aging
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Yamada, K. An Acquaintance with An Aging Society. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 110.

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