Seniors

As a growing proportion of the population is now falling into the “seniors” category, planners are increasingly focusing on issues of particular concern to these citizens.

These articles and postings focus on our aging population, especially as they face a range of housing and transportation concerns.


Graph showing unemployment and underemployment of young workers.

It’s All About Jobs

Could your community or local businesses benefit from passionate, smart, and well-educated workers who are willing to work long hours? A look at ways in which communities have helped connect young adults to jobs.

Illustration of senior couple jogging.

The New “Active Adult” Housing

Marketed as “a common sense alternative for single-family home ownership for those over 55 years of age” providing “maintenance free living” “close to family and friends” with activities “all right at your doorstep.” That’s part of the pitch for “active adult” communities, a rapidly growing segment of the housing market.