The authors, researchers of The Spanish Research Group, use data from two surveys (2008 and 2010) conducted with those aged 60 and above living in nursing homes in Spain to determine if engaging in leisure activities will have any possible effect on their health and quality of life. This experiment considers the activeness, sociodemographic characteristics, physical and mental health, social ties and financial status. The findings show improvements in health and quality of life to varying degrees. The article provides a detailed overview of the factors and dimensions one should consider when designing for the older age. The main limitation of this article is that the findings are based on cross-sectional studies, thus the authors suggest that longitudinal studies are needed to confirm the results. This article supports my argument that matured adults in Singapore should engage in lifelong learning and social activities.

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