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Design With the Future in Mind

What are some simple, actionable and accessible next steps that can help us all rethink, reexamine and refresh the place we call home? As we think about importance of our homes - especially today - let’s ensure it supports us at every life stage, whether it’s your toddler or an older family member who could use a little help.

Watch as Architectural Digest’s Editor, Lila Allen, and AARP’s VP of Family, Home and Community, Rodney Harrell, came together for a virtual conversation about how to design your forever home to accommodate shifts in your life.

HomeFit: Modifying Your Home for Safety and Comfort

An AARP survey showed that nearly 90% of people age 50-plus want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. Independent living as you age might require accommodations, so your home is accessible and safe. Read these tips and recommendations for ways you can make your home functional and safe for every life stage.

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7 DIY Ideas for Your Forever Home

Home improvement stars reveal their favorite projects to help you age in place. Yes, we were stuck at home for much of the past year and a half, but that doesn't mean we just couch-potatoed. At some points during the pandemic, nearly 80 percent of homeowners were braving a DIY home project. Being able to adapt your home to fit your changing needs and circumstances is essential to living safely and comfortably now and over a lifetime.

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Design for Every Life Stage

AARP and Lowe's Team Up to Improve Aging-in-Place Options

Expert design and renovation advice ​

Future of Housing

Addressing housing challenges across the U.S.

Take a Tour of a 'Lifelong' Home

Designing an age-friendly house

AARP Livable Communities

Creating age-friendly communities