Universal design is a concept quickly becoming embraced among homeowners of varying ages. The idea is to start making simple modifications now to your home, enabling you to remain in your home when your daily lifestyle needs and routines change.Read More
American retirees these days are gravitating toward the notion of staying put and "aging in place" rather than moving to sunnier climes, new data show.
USA Today reported an AARP study found the overwhelming majority of people 50 years of age and over want to remain in their home and community “for as long as possible.”Read More
This generation of Americans will be well-educated, diverse and fit. Many will be single. They'll have fewer children and more living parents than their predecessors.
The characteristic that will shape our communities most, though is this: They want to age in place. An AARP survey reported that more than 80% of Americans age 45 and older want to remain in their current home as long as possible, even if they need help caring for themselves. Perhaps more important, if they cannot or choose not to remain in their own home, they'd like to live in an attached or small-lot home, ideally with a first-floor master bedroom.Read More