Retirement rankings? They’re all over the map

What’s the best place to live in retirement? New Hampshire boasts low taxes and a vital cultural climate. Mexico has warm weather and a low cost of living. The Provo-Orem metropolitan area of Utah, with about 115,000 residents, promises an outdoorsy lifestyle, proximity to Salt Lake City and plenty of opportunities to take classes at […]

Heading off a housing crisis for an aging America

Debates about improving America’s infrastructure typically focus on projects like bridges, roads, railroads and power grids. But with President-Elect Donald Trump calling for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years, here is an item that should be added to that list: affordable housing for seniors. By 2035, one of every three U.S. […]

Age in place or make a move? AARP tool helps you score your neighborhood

Should you stay or should you go? It’s going to be a key question in an aging America, as people try to decide if their homes and communities still work for them as they grow old. And now there’s an online tool that can help with answers. AARP just released a free Livability Index that […]

Aging in place is popular, but does it always make sense?

It’s been a mantra in recent years: most Americans want to stay right where they are in retirement. Aging in place is the preference expressed by older Americans in most surveys – a view that springs, in part, from rebellion against the notion that retirement communities in the Sunbelt states or institutional settings like nursing […]

More Americans are aging in place; Can towns and cities adapt?

The graying of the American homeowner is upon us. The question is: Will communities be ready for the challenges that come with that? The number of households headed by someone age 70 or older will surge by 42 percent from 2015 to 2025, according to a report on the state of housing released last month […]

New technology lets aging drivers keep the keys longer

When automakers add safety technology to their cars, they don’t go out of their way to advertise the new features to older drivers – that would be self-defeating. “The car remains a symbol of youthfulness, independence and freedom,” says Joseph F. Coughlin, director of the AgeLab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which studies and develops […]