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Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation with Danielle Arigoni: The Planning Commission Podcast

Author and livability expert Danielle Arigoni talks about her new book with the Planning Commission Podcast.

January 8, 2024 - The Planning Commission Podcast

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Book Excerpt: Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation

The challenge of adapting our communities to climate change is complex and urgent – but taking the time to recenter our collective efforts in the needs of older adults will be effective in reducing their risk and making all of us more resilient.

January 4, 2024 - Danielle Arigoni

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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.

January 3, 2024 - KCRA

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How Neighborhoods Impact Older Adults’ Resiliency to Climate Change

New research seeks to learn how homes, neighborhoods, and communities affect how older residents are affected by climate change.

December 7, 2022 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

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Aging and the Housing Market

When wanting to downsize their living situation, some older Americans are startled to find a dearth of smaller housing units in their neighborhoods.

November 29, 2022 - The New York Times

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Transportation Challenges for Older Rural Americans

Vast distances and inadequate funding pose problems for the rural transportation services that older adults rely on to access essential services.

June 2, 2022 - NBC News

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Affordable Housing for LGBTQ Seniors

LGBTQ elders are more likely than their age-peers to have experienced discrimination, leaving them more likely to be poor and have chronic health problems. LGBTQ-friendly senior housing aims to provide a safe and supportive place to age.

January 12, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

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Age-Friendly Columbus Offers Solutions for Aging Cities

Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County, a program of The Ohio State University College of Social Work, celebrated five years of community engagement and advocacy aimed at improving quality of life for older adults.

December 16, 2020 - NextCity

'An Adult Day Care on Every Corner:' Aging in the Rio Grande Valley

In a region where most people “age in place,” facilities offering services and socialization give primary caregivers a much-needed break.

January 15, 2018 - The Texas Observer

What Planners Need to Know About Aging for Comprehensive Plans

Julia Wolfe, planning specialist for the Ramsey County Public Health, lays out some suggestions to plan for aging population.

December 22, 2017 - PlanIt - Metropolitan Council

Senior Mobility

An Aging USA Needs Safe Streets Now More Than Ever

Bigger cars and an older population means a growing number of Americans die while crossing the street, and the country is just getting older.

September 1, 2017 - Mother Nature Network

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Detroit's Future

By 2040, Detroit will be bigger, more urban, older, and whiter predicts a report from the New Urban Institute that looks at trends, challenges, and assets of the Michigan city.

August 4, 2017 - CityLab

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The Other Side of Anxiety? Realism. And Maybe Hope.

Ben Brown tells us to stop narrowly defining problems.

June 14, 2017 - PlaceShakers

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What Makes a Community 'Dementia-Friendly?'

With a high number of elderly residents, the London suburb of Purley has taken steps to become "dementia-friendly." There's no single definition of what that means, but community awareness and education are a focus.

February 8, 2017 - The Guardian

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Growing Old at Home

Changing demographics and preferences in eldercare have millions planning to age in place, this will have big implications for our communities and our policy makers.

January 6, 2017 - CityLab

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Improving Cities for Older Residents

Demographic change means older city dwellers. Entrepreneurs and developers are searching for better ways to serve this community.

January 4, 2017 - The Guardian

The Unkickable Can: Toward a 'Livability Synthesis'

Ben Brown points out the potential political upside to the aging population.

September 28, 2015 - PlaceShakers

Deaths Outnumber Births in Rural Virginia Counties

A decade ago many of Virginia's rural counties were among the fastest growing in the country, but in most of Virginia's counties deaths now outnumber births, and county populations are consequently growing more slowly or declining.

July 17, 2015 - University of Virginia Center for Public Service

The Counties With the Fastest Growing Population of Older Americans

The country as a whole is getting older—though some counties are aging faster than others.

July 14, 2015 - Pew Research Center

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Redefining Public Spaces for Older People

The elderly population in cities is growing, and research points to the health benefits of an active, connected lifestyle. So why are cities still so inhospitable to aging?

March 18, 2015 - The Guardian

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