Aging in Place

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How Zoning Reform can Help Seniors ‘Age in Place’

Without more middle housing options, the United States will be short on ‘aging-ready’ homes.

November 8, 2023 - Stateline

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The Housing Crisis Grows in Rural Idaho

The state’s smaller communities are feeling the pressure of sharply rising housing costs, stagnating wages, and an aging population.

August 15, 2023 - Boise Dev

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Why an Eldercare Facility Turned to Employer-Provided Housing

Providing temporary housing in tiny homes has helped a Washington long-term care facility keep its doors open in the face of a growing housing crisis.

August 4, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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Cincinnati First City in Ohio to Legalize Accessory Dwelling Units

The Queen City achieved an historic day for planning in the state of Ohio.

June 28, 2023 - WVXU

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The Challenges of Aging in Place

Seniors in one Bay Area community want to stay in their communities, but many find the cost of living and maintaining older homes prohibitive.

June 5, 2023 - Palo Alto Online

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Study: Many American Seniors Can’t Afford to ‘Age in Place’

A lack of affordable housing and access to services and amenities make it difficult for many seniors to remain in their long-term homes or communities.

February 28, 2023 - Harvard Magazine

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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

Senior Mobility

Opinion: Housing Reforms Critical for Older Americans

Older adults are some of the most vulnerable to threats of eviction and displacement driven by escalating housing costs.

March 3, 2022 - The Darien Times

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What the Livability Index Shows About Housing

A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.

February 22, 2021 - Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies

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Designing for Dementia

Subtle design interventions can facilitate safe navigation in urban environments for people with cognitive abilities effected by dementia.

November 5, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Senior Mobility

Older Americans Should Rent, Study Says

To rent or to buy? A study from AARP and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University weights the cost and benefits of each scenario for Americans 65 and older.

November 5, 2020 - yahoo! Finance

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Planning Age-Friendly Cities

Manchester researchers are part of a network of European cities collaborating on strategies to support the aging population in cities worldwide.

October 9, 2020 - City Monitor


Nursing Homes With Black and Latino Residents Have Much Worse Covid-19 Rates

Age segregation has contributed to the tragic outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes all over the country, but racial data adds another layer of tragic consequences of the pandemic.

May 26, 2020 - The New York Times


Pandemic and the Ills of Age Segregation

Older generations have increasingly segregated over the past century-plus of U.S. history, and the pandemic is only one more example of why that's a problem for young and old.

April 26, 2020 - Bloomberg Opinion

Walking the Dog

The Suburbs, Reimagined

Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."

November 14, 2019 - Curbed

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Homeowners Staying Put for Longer Than Ever

Aging in place means fewer homes for young homebuyers, according to a new report by Redfin.

November 4, 2019 - Redfin

Senior Mobility

Report: Urban Planning and Design Neglecting the Needs of Seniors

Many cities aren't planning and designing for their aging residents, despite a world full of examples to model from, according to a new report from the Milliken Institute.

October 30, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Rural Nursing Homes Closing at Rapid Rates

Nursing homes are closing in large numbers in rural communities as a result of a confluence of market pressures.

July 3, 2019 - MPR News

Old Skool

An Urban, Technologically Enabled Era of Retirement

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.

May 28, 2019 - Marketwatch

Disabled Ramp

More Fourplexes Could Mean More Wheelchair Accessible Housing in Portland

Beyond adding more housing to the market, fourplexes could bring a lot more federally mandated wheelchair accessibility to Portland.

May 23, 2019 - Sightline

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