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Briefing Breakfast: Retirement living considerations for the modern age

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Living longer and more actively, the retiree cohort is changing. This growing demographic have higher service, lifestyle and leisure expectations. As a result, the residential property sector must adapt their service proposition.

SPEAKERS
Dr Brian Beach – Senior Research Fellow, ILC
John O'Brien – Associate Director, Construction Innovation, BRE Group
Samantha Gibson – Director, FirstPort Retirement Property Services

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Briefing Breakfast: Retirement living considerations for the modern age

  1. 1. Breakfast briefing: Retirement living considerations for the modern age A partnership event from FirstPort and ILC #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK
  2. 2. Keith Shields Managing Director, FirstPort Retirement Property Services Welcome #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK
  3. 3. Breakfast briefing: Retirement living considerations for the modern age Agenda #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK 8.05 - Dr Brian Beach - Senior Research Fellow, ILC Retirement expectations and older people today 8.20 - John O'Brien - Associate Director, Construction Innovation, BRE Group Building a better world together 8.35 - Samantha Gibson - Director, FirstPort Retirement Property Services Third Age Living: Retirement reimagined 8.50 - Q&A 9.00 - Finish. Future of Ageing 2018 begins
  4. 4. Dr Brian Beach Senior Research Fellow Retirement expectations older people today #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK
  5. 5. Retirement expectations and older people today Dr Brian Beach Senior Research Fellow #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK
  6. 6. What are we talking about? Retirement is changing – with opportunities for an active later life. We know who older people are and what they like – or do we? Wellbeing is linked to social connections – housing has a role to enhance this.
  7. 7. Retirement is changing More years spent in retirement • 1990-2012: 16 up to 21 for men, 23 to 26 for women Reductions in pensioner poverty since 1994 • JRF 2016/17: fewer than 1 in 6 pensioners – 1 in 4 other ages Leisure is the biggest aspiration for retirement • 51% of those 46-65 plan to travel more in the “long-term future”
  8. 8. In the past 12 months, have you taken a holiday…? 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 50s 60-64 65-69 70-74 75+ Age Group ...in the UK? Just Retired Been Retired All Retired Not Retired 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 50s 60-64 65-69 70-74 75+ Age Group ...abroad? Just Retired Been Retired All Retired Not Retired Source: ELSA Waves 5 & 6 (2010/11 & 2012/13)
  9. 9. Did you… the previous day? 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-89 90+ Age Group watch television work or volunteer walk or exercise do other health-related activities travel or commute spend time with family or friends spend time at home alone
  10. 10. Average time spent in a day (minutes) 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 50s 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-89 90+ TV watching Time with family/friends Time at home alone
  11. 11. Social connections and retirement communities •Chronic loneliness affects 1.2m older people, with significant impacts on health and wellbeing •Loneliness is subjective – different than isolation – so about more than just creating connections •“Promote product diversification, but with limited complexity” – Stronger Foundations
  12. 12. Thank you Dr Brian Beach Senior Research Fellow BrianBeach@ilcuk.org.uk @ilcuk
  13. 13. John O'Brien Associate Director, Construction Innovation, BRE Group Building a better world together #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK
  14. 14. Building a better world together www.bregroup.com Chris and Sally’s House Living with Dementia John O’Brien, Associate Director- Construction Innovation
  15. 15. Who we are • Founded in 1921 • UK centre of excellence for the built environment • Owned by a charity • Research based organisation • Provide the science to support government, regulation and industry • Undertake testing and certify products and organisations • Celebrated 50 years of housing condition surveys, 25 years of SAP
  16. 16. 16 Innovation Park
  17. 17. Cost of dementia in the UK Source; Alzheimer's Society
  18. 18. – The number of people over 60 is due to increase by 25m over the next 25 years – 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK today – Projected to rise to 2 million by 2051 – 1 in 14 people in the UK live with dementia – Although dementia is associated with aging an estimated 40,000 people have early onset dementia – The Department of heath estimated only 59% of people living with dementia have a full diagnosis. Source; Alzheimer's Society
  19. 19. Partners – Rockwool – Akzo Nobel – Ideal standard – John Lewis Business
  20. 20. Outcomes of Research and Objectives of Project – Planning ahead – Living in homes that support them and their family/carers properly – Getting out and about – Getting the right advice, access to information and services, advocacy – Using various community-based and housing services optimally – Getting access to the right sort and level of care – Accessing health services and treatments optimally at home and community and taking the optimal medication – Choosing and buying what they need – Making best use of limited resources and budget
  21. 21. • A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT – how can design help people ‘ Living with Dementia’ to retain their capacity and to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for longer? • A RESEARCH PLATFORM – to carry out ongoing evidence based research into ‘Living with Dementia’ • A LEARNING TOOL – to assist people ‘Living with Dementia’, their carers, developers and institutions in the care, health and housing sectors to understand new housing design can be improved to cater for ‘ageing in place’ • AN ONGOING PROJECT
  22. 22. Typical existing house • Stairs and stepped access • No bathroom ground floor • Poor lighting and ventilation • Windows hard to open
  23. 23. Why make these changes; the experience of dementia • Lonely • Unsure • Anxious • Lost • Unclear • Bewildered • Aggressive • Perplexed • Confused • Disoriented • Agitated
  24. 24. Environmental considerations: temperature and ventilation • Provide a healthy and comfortable environment. • Design and implement optimal natural ventilation strategies. • Implement automated control system for natural ventilation and heating. • Satisfy thermal comfort and indoor air quality while minimising energy demand.
  25. 25. Physical stimulation – Physical exercise can prevent dementia – Physical exercise can also help to mange dementia – Cooking own meals important to retain independence – Hobbies such as gardening, walking, music, clubs.
  26. 26. Wet room equipped with walls strong enough to retrofit handrails
  27. 27. Standard kitchen for independent living
  28. 28. Clear sightlines through home
  29. 29. Dining room becomes dayroom
  30. 30. Dayroom features clear sightline to WC, door created for ease of access
  31. 31. Upstairs demonstrates more advanced dementia with 24 hour carer
  32. 32. Handrails to stairs and optional lift plus carers bedroom
  33. 33. Accessible Design – Meets mandatory requirements for accessibility Adaptable Design – Readily adjustable when need arises Inclusive Design – Serves every user in the safest possible and most convenient way by providing for an independent and equal way of living Design Approaches
  34. 34. Evidenced-Based Design Personas
  35. 35. • Provide authoritative information on adaptation, • Undertake future research • Develop partnerships • Influence the wider housing and health agenda through policy, standards and industry engagement. • Information point for stakeholders • Adaptation capacity embedded in new-build • Support ageing plans and adaptation planning Next steps
  36. 36. building a better world togethertogether
  37. 37. www.bregroup.com Thank you BRE Group Watford, UK WD25 9XX +44 (0)333 321 88 11 enquiries@bre.co.uk www.bregroup.com john.o’brien@bregroup.com
  38. 38. Samantha Gibson Director, FirstPort Retirement Property Services Retirement reimagined #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK
  39. 39. Third Age from FirstPort Retirement reimagined Samantha Gibson – Director, Retirement Property Services
  40. 40. Third Age – A changing world 65+ population set to increase to 20% by 2024 Retirement units set to increase 30% by 2022 UK house prices increased by over 300% in last 20 years Sector impact: Analogue vs. digital Demand Equity Supply Sector change
  41. 41. Third Age: We say ‘no’ to the status quo… Through research carried out by Boomer and Beyond we know what activities customers want to participate in: 56 52 45 45 42 40 39 35 33 33 30 24 23 21 19 10 9 7 6 Travel groups Organised walks Bars / pubs / club nights Supper clubs Games nights Live entertainment (performing arts/theatre) Fitness classes Volunteering in the local community Yoga / gym / dance classes (group exercise) Allotments (planting/growing things) Cooking classes Card game club (e.g. bridge) Dance classes Computer games Art studio (painting/sculpture classes) Local nursery (childminding/interactive programmes) Virtual reality experiences Other (please specify) None of the above “It sounds much better than living in an old people's home... the social aspect is appealing to some extent - but it would be dependent on what exactly was available. Bingo and card games would be my worst nightmare!" Most people would consider moving to a retirement living community. Only a small proportion (14%) ruled it out. The groups most likely to "definitely consider" this option were those aged 55-59 and people living alone.
  42. 42. Third Age: We say ‘no’ to the status quo… We know what local facilities are most important to future retirees when considering a move to a retirement community: 65 57 47 40 40 38 38 37 22 20 19 11 8 8 7 4 3 3 31 35 44 44 30 44 43 38 43 51 32 38 30 29 4 22 19 8 2 5 7 7 19 11 13 17 23 19 30 34 30 32 40 33 35 31 1 2 3 9 11 7 6 9 13 10 19 16 32 31 50 41 43 59 Local shops Supermarkets Park Health Centre Good coffee shop Cafes & bars Good restaurants Good local pub Cinema Theatre Swimming Pool DIY stores Fishing lake/river Gym Tennis Court Boating Lake/Sailing Club Bowling Green Golf Course Very appealing Fairly appealing Not That Appealing Not At All Appealing
  43. 43. Third Age: Our response Graduated service offer: A person centred suite of services
  44. 44. Third Age: Bringing it all together My family and friends are very important in my life & I want them to visit & enjoy my home My working life continues so I need good WiFi and flexible communal spaces so that my business continues to thrive As my lifestyle is more relaxed these days, I want to live somewhere safe, sociable & friendly with a real sense of community I lead a varied & active lifestyle so I love to try new things in my local area such as yoga & art classes
  45. 45. Third Age: The lifestyle Wellbeing Monitoring providing early diagnoses Interior Design delivering adaptable spaces Smart Buildings Digital Emergency Call System Highly skilled Development Managers, Trade Accredited contractors, skilled Back Office team
  46. 46. Thank you
  47. 47. Q&A #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK
  48. 48. Thank you #futureofageing @FirstPortUK @ILCUK

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