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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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The Elderly Perceptions And Needs For The Senior Park In Surabaya City

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AUTHOR(S)

Anindita Ramadhani, Marselinus Nirwan Luru, Benny Benyamin Suharto, Anita Sitawati Wartaman, Yayat Supriatna

 

KEYWORDS

behavior analysis, cognitive mapping, elderly, elderly needs, senior park, elderly perception, park setting

 

ABSTRACT

The percentage of elderly citizen of Surabaya City has exceed the national’s percentage of elderly people and the number has continued The elderly population percentage in Surabaya city has exceeded the national number, and it continues to increase. The largest population resides in Tunjungan Regency. As it is getting difficult for them to reach the community, senior residents often feel alienated; therefore, facilities are needed to help them interact with one another, for example, a senior park. The elderly have different perceptions and special needs. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to identify the elderly perceptions and needs regarding the senior park setting in Surabaya. The research method is descriptive qualitative using behavioral observation and cognitive mapping technique for elderly visitors to city parks. The results reveal the senior park zoning based on the elderly needs according to age segmentation. The early-stage elderly zone (55-64 years) covers the need for facilities for individuals and unscheduled activities; the elderly zone (65-70 years old) covers the need for facilities for group sports activities and an area close to the children playground for their grandchildren; the high-risk-stage elderly zone (> 70 years) emphasizes the need for basic facilities focusing on comfort and safety, large areas for communal activities, and a place near the gates and security office to increase the sense of security in high old-age risk, as well as to increase park accessibility for the elderly.

 

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