Worldwide, humans live longer, thus, the share of older adults increases. This leads to a shift in health care from acute diseases to chronic conditions and long-term care. Parallel, people live increasingly in urban areas. Population density and heterogeneity are high in urban areas; traditional family structures are less common. This poses challenges to the future of health care for older adults living in urban areas.

This interactive workshop was part of Berlin Science Week 2021 and organised by the Berlin University Alliance. It presented and discussed preliminary results from the project in the framework of the strategic partnership between the Berlin University Alliance and the National University of Singapore on health and social care needs of older adults living in urban areas. With short presentations, it gives you ideas and insights into the challenges of health care of the future.