What if all homes could, to the greatest extent possible, be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age, ability or life stage?
What if person who wants to live independently, regardless of age, ability or life stage, could do just that?
AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
The AARP Home Fit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love and turn where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The guide offers solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that require skilled expertise but are well worth the expense.
How to use the AARP Home Fit Guide
As both an educational resource and a personalized tool kit, the AARP Home Fit Guide provides lessons, suggestions and practical solutions. The guide is a great resource to keep on your bookshelf or share with friends and relatives.
The worksheets in the back pocket folder of the guide are for you to use when answering the questions that appear throughout the booklet and for creating “To Do” lists about changes to make in your home. (Don’t worry about neatness or making mistakes. The worksheets are available for download via the Resources & Worksheets page so you can print as many as you’ll need or want.)
The Lifelong Home
A way to make a home more livable is to incorporate design principles and features that are adaptable, safe and easy-to-use regardless of an individual’s age or physical ability. Such smartly designed features and products are attractive and stylish, come at all price points and, when incorporated into a home correctly, are essentially invisible.
The AARP Home Fit Guide will explain how that’s possible.
Let’s get started!
- Select a Home Fit topic from the sidebar (above)
- Attend a Home Fit Workshop. Contact your AARP State office for details
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