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Seniors Are a Recreation Powerhouse, But Do They Deserve a Discount?

January 12, 2014 by City Parks Blog

There are several reasons for recreation and park departments to consider moving seniors to the center of their service efforts – most significantly because of their rapidly increasing numbers. In 2011, there were 41.4 million U.S. citizens aged 65 or older.[read more]

From CNU 21: Integrating an Aging Population Into Mixed Use Communities

 

elderly and mixed-use communities

 

68% of US seniors defy the stereotype of selling the family home and moving to the sunbelt. They typically cited proximity to family and friends, amenities, the presence of public transit, and the ability to walk daily as reasons to stay.[read more]

How walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods help seniors

June 6, 2012 by Kaid Benfield

Active Living for All Ages: Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit shows how transit-oriented development (TOD) facilitates the independence and mobility of older adults. This new six-minute video features conversations with residents, local officials and experts in TOD[read more]

Preparing Cities for Seniors

January 18, 2012 by Victor Negrete

An ageing population requires that cities reevaluate what good urbanism is. What are the trends in this sector and what needs of the senior population will cities have to start thinking about in order to adjust to this boom? Is walkable urbanism among them?[read more]

Suburbia Is Dying

June 29, 2011 by Jim Russell

Boomtowns are aging much faster than Rust Belt bust-towns. The Washington Post takes a good look at the latest from Brookings demographer William Fry, “The Uneven Aging and ‘Younging’ of America.” The sidebar graphic makes my first point:The likes of Pittsburgh are among the slowest aging communities in the United States. In fact, those...[read more]