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Green Retirement Communities Are Sprouting

In the US, interest in environmental sustainability is increasing. That’s why some forward-thinking retirement communities are offering residents everything from greener buildings to energy-efficient lighting to community gardens. And some towns are putting a focus on walkability.

How Will The Villages Age With Their Members?

As grassroots organizations of older adults, The Villages are based on the idea of neighbors helping neighbors. But having been around for 15 years, the national Village movement faces a new challenge. As they move into advanced age, there will be problems with memory loss, with fragility, with hospitalizations, with the need for more support on a regular basis.

The Next Housing Crisis: Aging Americans’ Homes

The US is facing a lack of affordable, physically-accessible and well-located homes for America’s aging population — especially those with low incomes.

The Village Movement: Redefining Aging in Place

The principles of the Village Movement are simple: Instead of leaving their homes for senior housing or assisted living, a group of residents in a given community, typically age 50 and older, form a non-profit membership organization to provide access to services that support their goal of remaining at home as long as possible.
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