Japan is currently the fastest-aging society on earth. Here's how one community responded to housing needs when 40 percent of its residents are 65 years of age or older.
Rightsizing is a holistic term used to describe changing one’s home to suit a particular individual or family at a particular point in time, and it can include downsizing, multigenerational living, and adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU)
AARP is developing innovative policies and programs as well as working with several partners, including from the private sector, to meet today’s housing challenges
Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.
If you look at the 2017 Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard, you may notice that something is different in this third edition– housing and transportation indicators are included for the first time. Affordable and accessible housing and transportation options are key components of a livable community. Having options that people can access, regardless of their age, income, physical ability or other factors brings them closer to the community features and services they need to remain engaged in their communities.
Every person, regardless of age, can participate in creating a livable community. According to a newly published report from Generations United and the Eisner Foundation, opportunities that bring different generations together—even the tougher ones involving “tack[ling] critical problems” benefit the entire community.
The thousands of community planners who will come together this May at the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Planning Conference are increasingly aware of a demographic trend: Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2030.
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