Encouraging Lifespan-Friendly Communities
Whether planning for ourselves, our parents, or grandparents, most of us want to live safely, happily, and independently in our homes and communities for as long as possible. This isn’t just a personal issue, it’s a challenge for our entire community. This initiative, supported with gifts to The Fund for the NRV, draws together residents, service providers, government officials and developers to ensure that we can all live safely and independently in our homes as we age.
Understanding the Need
Building Lifespan-Friendly Communities
To address these challenges, local leaders have come together to form the Aging in Community leadership team to convene developers, policymakers, citizens, and service providers Through two regional convenings, each with over 100 participants, the Leadership Team developed the Home Matters report and the Aging in Community Action Plan. The Action Plan lists six specific strategies to ensure all adults can successfully age in place: