In annual AARP surveys of older adults, at least 80 percent of respondents consistently say they want to remain in their homes and community-at-large rather than move to retirement communities or supportive housing environments.
The materials listed below are organized by type (e.g. reports, case studies, etc.) and are presented in reverse chronological order.
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Groups | Tool Kits & Guides | Case Studies | Policies | Research & Reports | Visual Resources
TOOLKITS AND GUIDES
- Aging Well in Communities: A Toolkit for Planning, Engagement, and Action (Center for Civic Partnerships)
- There’s No Place Like Home – For Growing Old (National Institute on Aging)
- Aging in Place: A Toolkit for Local Governments (Atlanta Regional Commission)
- The Maturing of America – Communities Moving Forward for an Aging Population (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging)
- Creating Communities for a Lifetime: Minnesota Success Stories (Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Board on Aging)
- A Great City for Older Adults: An AARP Survey on the Strengths and Challenges of Growing Old in Burlington (AARP)
- Developing a Livable Tampa Bay Region for All Ages (Partners for Livable Communities)
- Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices (National Conference of State Legistlatures and AARP Public Policy Institute)
- State Policy Options to Support Sustainable and Equitable Development (The Center for Housing Policy)
RESEARCH & REPORTS
- Best Cities for Successful Aging (The Milken Institute)
- Aging in Place, Stuck Without Options: Fixing the mobility crisis facing the Baby Boom generation (Transportation for America)
- Aging in Place: Evolution of a Research Topic Whose Time Has Come (Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn et al.)
- Optimal Living Action Briefs (CDC Health Aging Research Network)
- A Village Approach for Aging in Place (50+ Builder)
- Expanding Implementation of Universal Design and Visitability in the Housing Stock (AARP)
- The Village: A Growing Option for Aging in Place (AARP)
- The Aging Friendly Agenda (APA Private Practice Division)
- Optimal Living Environments for Healthy Aging: The Vision (RL Mace Universal Design Institute)