The location of housing is especially important to older residents who need more options to connect and stay engaged in the community.
These articles and postings focus on our aging population, especially as they face a range of housing and transportation concerns.
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.
We’re excited to be introducing a year-long series focusing on issues facing both young and old. In the kick-off piece, a look at the growing interest among senior citizens in aging-in-place.
With the aging of the baby boomer generation, homes that allow seniors to age in place will become increasingly desirable.
1. Ways of better involving older residents in planning; 2. mobility concerns of an aging population; 3. housing & land use issues facing seniors.
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.
Planning for an aging society means planning for people — and providing a built environment that is adaptable enough to meet the changing needs of people as they age.
Zoning code definitions of “family” can end up barring an important affordable housing option for members of the community, especially elder residents. Are there alternatives?