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?

Stephen Golant

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 […]