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LET’S DO AGE-FRIENDLY

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016

LET’S DO AGE-FRIENDLY

Alternative Lifestyles

We’ve discovered an emerging trend, an aging in place alternative to those elegant and expensive 55+ active adult resort style communities¬†springing up across the country. Those are, of course, a uniquely capitalistic (sometimes nonprofit) approach to the changing needs of aging but active residents with adequate resources.

Would it surprise you to learn there are other approaches to the problem? We looked for alternatives to the notion that once of a certain age one must go somewhere else or be someone else. Instead of evacuating and leaving homes they have known for years, some seniors advocate for making local changes that will accommodate their needs as well as allow for continued healthy interaction with family, friends and resources.  And some communities are listening.

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