Disrupting Housing: Younger Generations Leading the Way to Develop a Model for Ageless Homes.
Their designs considered what it means to age in place successfully: creating an easily navigable home, incorporating features to reduce fall risks, as well as creating space to nurture and maintain family and community connections.
The winning team exemplifies younger generations taking action to solve pressing issues that make stronger communities for all.
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The Future of Housing — AARP and AARP Foundation’s new initiative to address bring awareness to housing challenges that people are facing across the country and to help find solutions to address them.
Future of Housing: Meeting Accessibility Needs — A video illustrating the needs of people who could benefit from homes with accessible design features.
Is Your Community the Right Fit?— A blog post about actions that communities can take to become more livable, especially as people age.
Different Generations, Similar Desire for Walkable Communities— A blog post about vibrant communities with amenities close to home that appeal to both older and younger generations.
Shannon focuses on policies and programs that create livable communities for people of all ages.
For more information about livable communities visit, www.aarp.org/livable.