New Book Explores Aging in Place/Community

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In Independent for Life, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and a  team of experts on aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and  politics assess the current state of housing and present new possibilities that realistically address the interrelated issues of housing, communities, services,  and financial concerns.

Independent for Life covers a wide range of smart solutions,  including remodeling current housing and building new homes for accessibility  and safety, retrofitting existing neighborhoods to connect needed services and  amenities, and planning new communities that work well for people of all ages.  Case studies show how the proposals can be implemented. The authors offer action plans for working with policy makers at local, state, and national levels to  address the larger issues of aging in place, including family financial  security, real estate markets, and the limitations of public support. Lists of  essential resources, including a detailed “to do” list of aging in place  priorities and an individual home assessment, complete the volume.

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