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About Aging in Place

elderly couple in front of homeAging in Place supports the notion that older persons should be able to maintain a desirable lifestyle by participating in their communities, remaining independent as their health allows, having access to educational, cultural, and recreational facilities, feeling safe, and living in an intergenerational environment. This is especially true of low- to moderate-income older persons whose financial constraints limit their choices. Partners for Livable Communities has recently collaborated with NeighborWorks to make resources about Aging in Place available on this Web site. This site includes Aging in Place Resources, Aging in Place Articles, and Aging in Place Links to organizations involved in solutions. If you are looking for more in-depth information, check out Aging in Place Reports and Studies. Also, a number of NeighborWorks network organizations are involved in providing housing solutions for older adults who desire to stay in their own communities. Read about Local NeighborWorks Aging in Place activities.


About Partners for Livable Communities Aging in Place Initiative

Partners for Livable Communities ( is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1977, that works to improve the livability Partners for Livable Communities logo (  The logo is made up of green and blue dots in shape of a rectangle, with human figure in the center.of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development and social equity. Partners is working with the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and AARP, as well as cities and other organizations to gauge and enhance overall preparedness for the increasing numbers of the older adult population. The organization is developing a "Blueprint for Change" that will imagine what an elder-friendly community might be: what it would look like, what services it needs, how older persons can be involved in the planning, what special educational, recreational and cultural opportunities are needed, how cross-generational contacts can be made, and what programs are helping older persons feel safe and secure.

Ten FAQs About Aging in Place [PDF, 119 KB] (produced by Partners for Livable Communities) This FAQ provides answers to many common questions about the issues, challenges, solutions, and resources available regarding Aging in Place.


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