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Accessibility to Urban Facilities among Rural Older Malaysians

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Author(s): Benjamin Chan Yin Fah | Yeoh Sok Foon | Mohamad Fadzillah Bagat

Journal: Management Science and Engineering
ISSN 1913-0341

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 22;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Older Persons | Out-Of-Home Activities | Perceived Barriers To Town | Malaysia

ABSTRACT
This article discuss a computer-based mapping tool called a geographic information system (GIS), which can present the inter-spatial variations for certain accessibility indicators of older Malaysians in color-coded or symbol-coded thematic maps. This article also introduces the GIS and how it can help in profiling certain characteristics of older Malaysians. Types of Out-of-home activities and perceived barriers to town among the older persons were also been explored in this study. In conclusion, it is recommended for both government and Non-governmental Organization (NGO) should take initiatives to identify the most effective ways of ensuring that the outdoor environment is designed inclusively to improve the quality of life of the older persons.

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