Later Living

Improving the quality of living for the elderly

PLP Labs co-authored a report published by Knight Frank, titled “The Senior Living Survey” which explores the current state and the future of later living from the perspective of designers, investors and seniors themselves. PLP’s research piece investigates the evolving needs of senior citizens, new technologies and typologies – and projects how these could unlock new potentials for the future of design for senior living property. You can read the full report here.

  • Lifestyle factors and needs of today’s elderly – including longer lives, longer careers, better services
  • New awareness of social issues amongst the elderly – loneliness, results of deteriorating conditions, isolation
  • The needs of a tech. savvy elderly generation
  • Reinterpretation of the role that the city’s facilities can have in the life of the elderly
  • Living spaces that adapt to the elderly’s changing needs – flexible and responsive spaces
  • Technology as a facilitator – wearable tech, IoT, connectivity
  • Knight Frank