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If You Broke Your Leg, Could You Stay In Your House?

Age-friendly homes and locations

  • If you broke your leg, would you be able to stay in your house?

    Choose Your Home

    Is your home where you want to be as you get older? Is there a move in your future? Asking these questions now will help you make the most out of where you live — today and tomorrow. For more information, read The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner.

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  • What changes in your home would make it more age-friendly?

    Choose Your Home

    Are there things to do now that will make your home better for you as you age? Asking these questions now will help you make the most out of where you live — today and tomorrow. Again, refer to The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner for more.

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  • Are professional and retail services easily accessible to you?

    Choose Your Neighborhood

    Your ZIP code shapes your destiny: who your friends are, your daily routines, where you go for everything from the hair salon to the hospital. How well does where you live suit you today?

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  • Why it takes a virtual village

    Connecting a Community

    These grassroots nonprofits are called virtual villages, but there’s very little that’s virtual about them. They’re springing up around the country to help seniors connect with others and stay in their homes as they age. For a monthly or annual fee, members gain access to organized events, an Angie’s-like list of vetted vendors and volunteers who do everything from driving them to doctor’s appointments or the grocery store to hanging artwork and changing light bulbs. Although some communication takes place over email, advice about resources is typically just a phone call, not an online request form, away.

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  • Make your answers a reality - Disrupt Aging Now - AARP

    Time to Act

    Now that you’ve asked yourself these questions, take some time to think on how you can make your answers a reality. Show your friends how you plan to Disrupt Aging, and encourage them to do the same.

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