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Spotlight on Aging in Place

By 2030 the elder population is projected to outnumber children. Along with this demographic shift is a growing inequality between higher- and lower-earners within the country’s aging population in achieving housing stability and financial security. Given these challenges, recent studies and convenings have focused on the goal of aging in place – remaining in the homes and neighborhoods the elderly have known for some time. This goal, however, challenges practitioners and policymakers to promote accessible housing design, greater transportation options, and investments in services that will allow the aging population to not only live, but thrive alongside other residents. 

Read the Letter from the Editor for additional insight into why we're highlighting this topic.
 

Letter from the Editor
 

 

In Practice

The Milken Institute challenges cities across the country and their leaders to move aging to the top of their policy agendas in their most recent report, Age-Forward Cities for 2030 which draws the connection between aging policies and their cities’ vitality and sustainability.

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This supplement to the State of the Nation's Housing Report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explores the growing inequality within America's aging population in achieving housing and financial security.  

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PHI released a report last year exploring the racial and gender disparities in accessing caregivers for the aging population, as well as the pay inequities that exist among this workforce.

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AARP's 2018 report, "2018 Home and Community Preferences: A National Survey of Adults Age 18-Plus", provides evidence that the majority of the aging population want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.

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What we're reading

Census data indicates that while only 7 percent of Whites over age 65 live in poverty, 19 percent of Latinos, 17 percent of Blacks and 13 percent of Asians do. The prevalence in senior poverty is especially concerning as New York’s housing prices continue to rise.

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This Washington Post article examines the factors of preparation and planning need for elders to successfully age in place.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that "active adult" homes are being considered for the growth in Gwinnett County in Atlanta as a result of a projected boom in its senior population over the next 30 years.

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In this Q&A, SAGE asked five experts what they think should understand most right now about social justice and equity in aging.

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Resources, trainings and webinars

This webinar by Encore offers insight on how practitioners can take their thought leadership to the next level regarding the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice.

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AARP's 2018 "Where We Live: Communities for All Ages" is a compilation of inspiring ideas and solutions from America's local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships.

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National Council on Aging hosts frequent webinars on topical issues related to the aging community. You can view archived webinars on their resource page. 

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The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University hosted a symposium on Aging in Place. Visit the link below to see recordings of the sessions.

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