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New Housing Study To Be Released at Live Event

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AARP Foundation Housing Report

You're invited to join AARP Foundation and the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University for a live webcast to discuss the groundbreaking new report: Housing America’s Older Adults: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population. The report will be presented at a live event in Washington, DC.

Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Join the live webcast:

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the population aged 50 and over will swell to 133 million by 2030, an increase of more than 70 percent since 2000. Housing will play a central role in the overall well-being of these older adults. Please join us for a presentation of new research, and to discuss the urgent needs of our aging population: how can we ensure that older Americans are financially secure, able to maintain independence, engaged in their communities, and safe and healthy?

Event Will Feature:

  • Presentation of new research focused on housing for America’s older adults
  • Keynote address by Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman of CityView and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Panel discussion which will explore solutions to meeting the housing needs of our aging population

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Whether people 50+ own or rent, the repercussions from the recession are severe - abandoned neighborhoods, rent increases and a decrease in affordable, subsidized housing. Millions of homeowners can neither sell their homes nor receive approval to refinance their mortgages at today’s much lower interest rates. 



  • 19 million adults 50+ live in unaffordable or unsafe housing
  • Nearly 25% of household mortgages are underwater - meaning the mortgage is larger than the current value of the house.
  • Foreclosures have been at record levels.

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New Technologies to Help Seniors Age in Place

(The Wall Street Journal, June 2014) - As the population grows older, engineers and health experts are searching for new ways to prevent elderly people from injuring themselves at home. In doing so, they hope to keep people in their homes longer, a concept known as aging in place. Read

Government Recalls Bed Rails After Reported Deaths

(AARP, May 2014) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of more than 100,000 adult bed rails that it says can pose a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death. Read

Architects Live in Senior Spaces to Help Elderly

(USA Today, May 2014) - Young architects move into senior housing and live with the people they were designing housing for so they can get a feel for the needs and requirements of the residents. Read