Most of us want to age in place. But can we? Affordable, accessible and well-located housing affects quality of life for all ages, but it’s most significant for older adults. A report released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and AARP claims that these three key points are the cornerstone to comfort and security.
Housing is the single largest item in most budgets, and its costs and expenses directly influence financial security. The home’s location - with access to health and safety, stores, services and transportation - is essential. Without these three components, older adults may experience inactive, nonproductive and isolated lives. For individuals with a disability or chronic disease, location and accessibility are even more crucial.