MYPP21HousingFa10

MYPP21HousingFa10 - Housing Needs of Elderly Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Not originally age restricted Population has aged 80 of its

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Housing Needs of Elderly
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Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Not originally age restricted Population has aged 80% of its resident population is over 55.
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Most Elderly Want to “Age in Place" Largest growth in elderly residents will be suburbs In 1960s, 26% of elderly lived in suburbs Today, more than 60%
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Suburbs Least Suited to Elderly Needs Transient nature of suburban communities Cost of taxes, utilities, home maintenance Need for assistance with outdoor mainten-ance and home repairs Transportation
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Principles of Community planning for Elderly Diversity of housing alternatives to maintain social ties as needs change Accessible links from one place to another (sidewalks, public transportation, stoplights, etc.) Attention to the details that make linkages accessible and usable Flexible long-term perspective on changing needs of population
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Lifecycle Communities Neighborhoods for elderly are good for everybody Meet the needs of diverse age groups and ability levels
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 432 taught by Professor Dr.wallen during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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