The world’s population is ageing while the average life expectancy has been increasing, causing changes in demographic structures of cities, bringing both challenges and opportunities to the development of society, medical system and urban space. In order to balance the needs of all age groups, governments around the globe and different sectors are working together to create “age-friendly city”. Based on the eight domains of an “Age-friendly City” identified by the World Health Organization, all-rounded “age-friendly” community network, facilities and services have been developed to improve the quality of life and foster social participation of senior citizens and people of all ages. Many corporations and organisations show their commitment by participating in age-friendly infrastructure projects and adopting age-friendly measures to explore the potential markets and business opportunities among different age groups, as well as to create a harmonious society and accelerate the development of age-friendly city. Below are good practices of five overseas shopping malls which fully demonstrate how corporations strike a balance between business interest and corporate social responsibility to create an age-friendly environment and experience.
To foster the physical and mental health of older adults, the Mall collaborates with local non-government organisations to host cardio-exercise classes from Monday to Saturday at 8am