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Older Americans

6 days ago
A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
December 13, 2020, 11am PST
The nation's smallest and second densest state has led the country in daily new cases per capita of coronavirus infections for the last week, supplanting the Midwest and Mountain States where the virus has reigned for months.
GoLocalProv
March 22, 2020, 7am PDT
In planning, stereotypes of older adults still dominate, and it’s time for that message to change.
Insights (Toole Design)
October 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University digs into the housing market for older Americans, finding more evidence of a widening gap between each end of the wealth spectrum.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
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
July 14, 2015, 5am PDT
The country as a whole is getting older—though some counties are aging faster than others.
Pew Research Center
September 3, 2014, 5am PDT
A new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the AARP Foundation has produced a pile of data on the country's aging population and its implications for housing and planning policy.
Harvard University Gazette
September 22, 2009, 7am PDT
Meeting the needs of aging residents has been a challenge for many cities. Some suburban communities are pioneering the conversion to an elder-friendly layout.
The Wall Street Journal
August 16, 2008, 9am PDT
AARP finds that 29% of older Americans polled say they are now walking as a way to avoid high gas prices, but 40% say the sidewalks in their area are inadequate.
Market Watch - Also Associated Press story