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Title: Age friendliness and life satisfaction of young-old and old-old in Hong Kong
Author(s): Chan, Stephen Cheong Yu 
Author(s): Au, A. M. L.
Yip, H. M.
Kwok, J. Y. C.
Lai, K. Y.
Leung, K. M.
Lee, A. L. F.
Lai, D. W. L.
Tsien, T.
Lai, S. M. K.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Journal: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research 
Volume: 2017
Age-friendliness, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to enable and support individuals in different aspects of life for fostering life satisfaction and personal well-being as they age. We identified specific aspect(s) of age-friendliness associated with life satisfaction and examined similarities and differences in age-friendliness and life satisfaction in young-old and old-old adults. Six hundred and eighty-two ageing adults were asked to complete a survey questionnaire consisting of the Age-friendly City Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, and sociodemographic variables. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to examine the effects of various domains of age-friendliness on life satisfaction among the young-old adults (aged 65 to 74, n = 351) and the old-old adults (aged 75 to 97, n = 331). Common domains associated with life satisfaction in both young-old and old-old groups were transportation and social participation. Community and health services were associated with life satisfaction for the young-old group only. On the other hand, civic participation and employment was significantly associated with the old-old group only. Social participation is important for the young-old and the old-old. Ageing older adults can be a resource to the society. Implications for promoting and implementing age-friendliness were discussed in the context of successful and productive ageing and the need for a more refined taxonomy of social activities.
DOI: 10.1155/2017/6215917
CIHE Affiliated Publication: No
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