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The Illinois Prairie Path: 50 Years of Walkability

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesMy first two posts featured cities that are making it easier for residents to age in place. Indianapolis and Philadelphia are great urban environments for people of all ages. But roughly half of Americans live in suburbs. What are the challenges and opportunities for suburbanites who want to stay in their homes after they retire? In 1963, 70-year-old May Watts had recently retired and was living in her suburban Chicago house surrounded by gardens designed by the noted landscape architect, …