Healthy Aging Begins At Home
May 26, 2016 | Publication | Housing, How Housing Matters
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Communities across the country must make meeting the needs of older residents a priority as they plan for the future, according to a MacArthur-supported report by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senior Health and Housing Task Force. Over the next 15 years, the explosive growth of the nation’s senior population will present unprecedented challenges, particularly as millions of Americans find they lack enough savings to fund their retirement. Some will struggle to afford housing, while others find their housing ill-suited for independent living. In response, the report recommends communities experiment and innovate to bridge important connections between housing, architecture, health care, information technology, transportation, urban planning, and financial services. Watch video of the event where the report was released and its recommendations discussed by panelists including former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez.

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