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dc.contributor.authorShen, Weixiong-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-05T02:16:14Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-05T02:16:14Z-
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/62004-
dc.description.abstractIn a society characterized by rapid ageing and increased life expectancy, we will witness a profound age shift in our demographic history. The proportions of seniors are expected to rise from 8.4% in 2005 to 18.7% in 2030. As a result, older persons in Singapore will experience retirement quite differently from earlier generations. Presenting an ethnographic study of a public space in Singapore, this paper will examine (a) the nature of leisure activities of the retirees in a public space, (b) the roles these activities play in their personal and social needs, and (c) the strategies they adopt in order to stay relevant in a fast-paced society. The ethnographic study reveals that participating in leisure activities and having extra-familial social support can induce a positive lifestyle and enhance life satisfaction among the retirees. The study also suggests the need for policy makers to consider the seniors’ needs when designing public amenities in Singapore.en_US
dc.format.extent34 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University-
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Recreationen_US
dc.titleStudy of retirees and their leisure activities in a public space.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorTan Joo Eanen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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