Influence of Recreation Spaces on the Aged Health in the Urban Fringes of Akure, Nigeria

Omotayo A. Onanuga, Daniel E. Attoye


The study is aimed at investigating the alternative medium of improving the failing health condition of the aged in the urban fringes of Akure through recreation. Two nearby settlements were chosen, each from the two local governments that constitutes Akure. Personal oral interview was the methodological procedure adopted for this study because many of the residents in the study area are not literate. Observations and secondary data were also used to supplement the data collected during the field work. The finding corroborates the literature as it revealed the absence of recreation spaces and inadequacy of health facilities in the study areas. This affirms the need for proper planning policy implementation that will consider the nearby settlements of any city during urban development through the provision of physical infrastructure and creation of recreation spaces for public health support, mostly to help the aged in the community.

Keywords: Aged health, Akure, health facilities, planning policy, recreation spaces, urban fringes.

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