What is the Impetus to Move? Amenity-rich Residential Clubs and Retirement Housing Aspirations of the Soon-to-be Old

By Tris Kee.

Published by Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

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Hong Kong’s population is aging rapidly, yet the city is still struggling to provide an adequate housing supply for its soon-to-be old cohort. By examining the needs and aspirations of the soon-to-be old population through the theoretical frameworks for elderly housing and elderly migration, the relationship between amenity-rich residential clubs and retirement housing aspirations of future retirees become clear. This paper finds that the soon-to-be old cohort is aspired to better medical, leisure, and community facilities in their residential vicinities when considering their retirement living environment, underlining the appeal of amenity-rich residential clubs; however, most of the soon-to-old old cohort are unwilling to migrate.

Keywords: Retirement Housing, Residential Clubs, Elderly Migration, Aging-in-Place, Hong Kong

Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp.43-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 27, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.071MB)).

Tris Kee

Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong