Contrary to popular belief, most Americans choose to age in place, within the same communities where they have long lived.
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Aging in Place is an initiative of Partners for Livable Communities (Partners) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).
It was developed to help America’s communities prepare for the aging of their population and to become places that are good to grow up, live in and grow old.
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- By 2030, nearly one in five Americans—71.5 million people—will be over age 65.
- Today, there are more than 35 million Americans age 65 or above—a tenfold increase in the 65 and over population since 1900. Over the next 20 years, that number will double, and one in every five Americans will be age 65 or older.
- Contrary to popular belief, only a small minority move to warmer climates upon retirement. Fewer than 5 percent of the 65 and over population reside in nursing homes. Instead, most Americans choose to age in place, within the same communities where they have long lived.
Go to Aging in Place Initiative
A Blueprint for Action: Developing a Livable Community for All Ages
Tip of the hat and thanks to Keri Pollack..
AIA Seattle Design for Aging Committee (Facebook)
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