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A Village Approach for Aging in Place


The village approach to aging in place typically refers to the creation of “villages” to help residents coordinate and deliver services and supports within their communities. This case study on Walnut Village, a continuing care retirement community in Anaheim, California, provides local planners and officials with detailed information on how the village approach is effectively working in a retirement care community setting for some older Americans desiring to age in place independently for as long as possible.

Key Points

Receiving the accolade of “Best Continuing Care Retirement Community,” Walnut Village consists of 156 private residences that feature universal design, a central square with a restaurant, lounge, bookstore and art studio, and a high-quality gym and pool. Walnut Village functions like an active adult community, but has assisted living care available when needed.

How to Use

This case study is a great resource for planners looking interested in the village approach of continuing care retirement communities that are often a great alternative for older adults hoping to age in place. It details the key features of Walnut Village, along with information on payment options, entrance fees, and monthly fees.

View the full report: A Village Approach for Aging in Place (PDF – 760 KB)

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