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Some retirement villages are quite extensive. Like this one here -> website.
frail_care, assisted living, dementia facilites plus an independent residential area with duplex apartments (the last is not completely captured).

Is the practice to group these under one social facility with a short desciption at the actual location (like the examples above) or tag each location as an amenity-> like here (a dedicated facility for clergy) ---but falling within the boundary of the main social_facility?

The former (first) seems more appropriate than the latter (last). Making sure and need confirmation please.

asked 10 Jun '22, 10:14

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edited 07 Jul '22, 08:03

Interesting question. I don't know if there is a consensus approach.

I'd be tempted to classify these retirement villages as a type of residential area and map individual facilities within the area as social_facility separately (as has been done with the retirement home for clergy). The reason being that there is a whole continuum of residential areas for older people ranging from US style retirement communities, sheltered housing, almshouses, group homes for people with substantial independence etc. Many of these will not obviously be dedicated social facilities either from aerial imagery or, necessarily, on the ground.

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answered 10 Jun '22, 11:01

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Thank you @SK53. What you say makes sense. I'll leave this open ---perhaps another user has another suggestion--- until its off the front page and accept.

(12 Jun '22, 09:27) arkriger

Here's an example of an Almshouse: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/361888397 A retirement village, no other tagging: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/103169722 An apartment block with restricted covenants for seniors: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/38773627 (where my late aunt lived).

(12 Jun '22, 19:33) SK53 ♦

I understand ---these are seperate entities (social_facility=*) ---but it seems like 'data-on-data' now.

(07 Jul '22, 08:09) arkriger

I'd not worry too much about data-on-data. Distinct schools within another school are not uncommon & the same is true of hospitals (e.g., separate womens', childrens' or eye hospital within a major hospital).

(07 Jul '22, 16:56) SK53 ♦
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