In the Global Report on Aging (Summer 2005), Robert McNulty, Founder and President, Partners for Livable Communities puts forth what he believes are the core issues that the elderly and their communities are currently (and will continue) to face as the aging in place boom grows. He addresses such issues as housing, new housing options, transportation and explores the idea of ‘universal communities’. He also describes the opportunities that the elderly will require to continue their lives in a healthy and happy environment, including recreation, and social, cultural and educational opportunities.Mr. McNulty’s ideas are paramount in the quiet race our society is in to meet the needs of our aging citizens.
For more information on aging in place, Partners for Livable Communities and the Aging In Place Initiative, you can visit the Aging in Place Initiative website. There, you will find information and resources about the work being done around the country by this group.