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The vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. That's why AARP works to promote housing that enables people to live safely, comfortably and independently for as long as possible. That's why AARP encourages communities to welcome housing options and develop homes that are accessible to residents and guests of all ages and abilities. Smart, age-friendly homes are great places for people of all ages.
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Filled with infographics, ideas, solutions, photographs and floor plans, Making Room is a rallying cry for a wider menu of housing options. Learn how to get a free copy of this 84-page publication from AARP and the National Building Museum
Slideshow: Housing a Changing America
Many older adults own homes with rooms to spare and could use some help around the house. Young, helpful renters need safe, affordable places to live. Nesterly is helping them find one another
Why Some Students Are Living Like Retirees
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Smart solutions for making a home comfortable, safe and a great fit
HomeFit 'To Do' and 'Don't' Lists
Living smaller can have large benefits for communities and people of all ages
The 'Not So Big House'
Lifelong Home Slideshow
Here's why mid-sized, walkable new housing disappeared and how we can get it back
Questions About Where You Live
Is Your Home Livable?
Few homes are age- and accessibility-friendly. Here’s how a program in Oregon is working to change that.
21 Aging-Friendly Home Remodeling Solutions
Slideshow of a Home Remodel
Most communities have a library filled with books. What if more places had a library filled with power drills, saws and socket wrench sets?
Teens Mow Lawns for Homeowners Who Can't
Neighbors Provide Helping Hands
Recognizing a need, some cities are developing housing options with LGBT older adults in mind
Starting With Affordable Housing
OTs and CAPS Can Help Make a Home Safe for Aging in Place
Private homes and apartments with common spaces can be great for people of all ages
Green House Nursing Homes
A Key to Profitably Aging in Place
Research, analysis, background and commentary from the AARP Public Policy Institute
The Future of Housing
Inclusive Home Design State Advocacy Tool Kit
Interviews with Livability Experts
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