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Aging in Place

July 3, 2019, 10am PDT
Nursing homes are closing in large numbers in rural communities as a result of a confluence of market pressures.
MPR News
May 28, 2019, 5am PDT
A feature article in Marketwatch describes a future for retirement communities that look more like WeWork than the golf course-adjacent exurban communities of the 20th century.
Marketwatch
May 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Beyond adding more housing to the market, fourplexes could bring a lot more federally mandated wheelchair accessibility to Portland.
Sightline
May 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
For homeowners at risk of losing their home due to a medical crisis, divorce, or unexpected repair costs, City of Lakes Community Land Trust has been able to keep them in place by bringing their home into the land trust.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 9, 2018, 5am PST
A Jimmy Buffet-branded 55-plus community in Daytona, Florida is wildly popular. The New York Times Magazine gained early access and ponders its deeper significance.
The New York Times Magazine
November 21, 2018, 8am PST
Less dense communities provide specific challenges in providing services to residents in need of extra care. More seniors living in suburban and rural communities will require new and scalable solutions.
Route Fifty
October 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
You can pay off the mortgage, but you can never leave.
The New York Times
May 31, 2018, 9am PDT
Peter Rogerson crunches the numbers on 50 years of demographic shifts.
CityLab
February 13, 2018, 12pm PST
Projections show the under 20 population shrinking in Cleveland while the over 65 population grows.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 15, 2018, 9am PST
In a region where most people “age in place,” facilities offering services and socialization give primary caregivers a much-needed break.
The Texas Observer
December 12, 2017, 7am PST
A new platform called Nesterly provides housing solutions for people on either side of the age demographic spectrum.
Fast Company Co.Design
June 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Ben Brown tells us to stop narrowly defining problems.
PlaceShakers
February 8, 2017, 7am PST
Facing scary stuff that's also inevitable tends to clarify the landscape for decision-making.
PlaceShakers
January 30, 2017, 9am PST
A call to action to change the paradigm of planning and development to better serve an aging nation.
The New York Times
January 6, 2017, 8am PST
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.
CityLab
July 11, 2016, 10am PDT
Around two-thirds of Baby Boomers in metropolitan areas live in the suburbs. But as they age, suburbia seems less and less hospitable.
RenewATL
December 12, 2015, 11am PST
Planners convene to discuss a model plan for the smart growth of an aging population.
Urban Institute
April 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
Following on research findings produced a year ago, AARP announced the release of its Livability Index earlier this week at the APA National Planning Conference.
Reverse Mortgage Daily
March 18, 2015, 5am PDT
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?
The Guardian
February 19, 2015, 1pm PST
An interview with Joel Russell, executive director of the Form-Based Codes Institute.
AARP