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AARP HomeFit Guide

Smart ways to make a home comfortable, safe and a great fit for older adults — and people of all ages

Coming on September 9, 2020!

Most houses and apartments are designed for young, able-bodied adults and don’t meet the needs of older residents or people with disabilities.

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AARP HomeFit Guide

The all new "AARP HomeFit Guide."

Follow the instructions on this page to preorder the free illustration- and information-filled AARP HomeFit Guide

A downloadable PDF of the 36 page publication will be available to subscribers of the free, weekly AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter.

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In fact, in many parts of the United States, most housing units were built more than a generation ago to serve a population of family households, generally consisting of two parents and at least two children.

But America circa 2020 is a nation in which the dominant household type, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all households, consists of single adults living alone.

By 2030, one in five people in the U.S. will be age 65 or over. And it’s projected that by 2034, older adults will outnumber children under 18 for the first time ever.

America’s housing stock doesn’t fit a rapidly changing and rapidly aging population.

That’s where the AARP HomeFit Guide comes in.

The guide examines what makes a home aging-friendly and suggests the kinds of designs and modifications that can make a home safer, more comfortable and a better "fit" for its residents — of every age.


 1. Email with the subject line: HomeFit

 2. In the email body, include: 

  • Your First and Last Name
  • Street Address 
  • Town/City, State, Zip Code
  • Publication Number D-18959

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Page published August 2020

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