Proposed Senior Community Wants to Use Tech to Keep Aging Residents Healthy

A proposal from a California investor and the University of California, Davis envisions a seniors-oriented community complete with healthcare facilities and other ways to support older residents.

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January 3, 2024, 10:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

View of Rainbow Bridge over Lake Natoma in Folsom, California.

The proposed development would be located on the edge of Folsom, California. | jeffwqc / Adobe Stock

A proposal submitted to the city of Folsom and El Dorado County in central California would build a state-of-the-art community aimed at elderly residents, complete with healthcare facilities and other features to help seniors maintain their independence.

As Michelle Bandur reports for KCRA 3, “The developers invited UC Davis Health to help with the planning and resources, by dedicating 200 acres for a research complex. It would be specifically looking at ways to support healthy aging in a digital world where doctors and family members can monitor their seniors.”

The proposed community could provide a model for others, showing ways developers can build with the aging population in mind. The state of California has already created a Master Plan for Aging, which “stands as a ‘blueprint’ for state government, public and private sectors to prepare the state for the coming demographic changes and continue California’s leadership in aging, disability, and equity.”

Bandur notes that “The proposal is in the early stages and was just submitted to the city of Folsom and El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Friday.”

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