“EN-GAWA SERVICE” Concept for Long-Term Care Service Institution, Tainan YMCA


  • Ru-Yuh You Ph.D candidate, Dept. of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, 701401 Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
  • Heng Zhang Professor, Dept. of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, 701401 Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
  • Chi-Pang Lu Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, 701401 Tainan, Taiwan, ROC




Long-Term Care Service, EN-GAWA Service, Neighbourhood, Cross-Generational Interaction


In the face of the changes in the structure of the elderly and low birth rate, the continuous expansion of social security expenses, and the constant update of the burden ratio of long-term care services, new service models are needed in the future to meet the demands of extended life in the community. If the long-term care service institution implements a communication space called "EN-GAWA in Japanese" concept that connects with the community regularly and provides various informal care services to promote cross-generational communication in the community, community residents can have more networks and support.


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How to Cite

You, R.-Y. ., Zhang, H., & Lu, C.-P. (2023). “EN-GAWA SERVICE” Concept for Long-Term Care Service Institution, Tainan YMCA. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(23), 295–301. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v8i23.4347