New Publication: “Age-Friendly Environment and Community-Based Social Innovation in Japan: A Mixed-Method Study” in The Gerontologist


New Publication, 2022 Feb 1

Principle investigator (PI) of DIHAC study Dr. Myo Nyein Aung published an article in the Gerontologist in February 2022, issue1, volume 62.The title of the article is “Age-Friendly Environment and Community-Based Social Innovation in Japan: A Mixed-Method StudyThe article is initial report of the Community Based Social Innovation (CBSI) for healthy ageing in Japan. Pathways to the quality of older people’s life were reported from the integrated results of structural equation model and qualitative analysis. CBSIs were classified, functionally into CBSI1, “exercise activity”, and CBSI2, “social and cultural activities such as Kizuna saloons”. Mainly the article reported how older community residents interacted with the age-friendly environment in Japanese communities. In addition, typology and delivery models were discussed in the article referring to the framework of WHO, for global implication of Japanese experiences in healthy ageing. Juntendo University had press release about this study and article in last November 2021 when advanced publication was released by the Gerontologist in open access.

Photo: Members of Sunflower Saloon showing their “Haiku “poem book. Sunflower saloon is a Kizuna saloon that was established twenty years ago for social participation of older persons.
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