What Is an “Age-Friendly” Community ?

I’ve recently been asked to write a guest post on the subject of “age-friendly” communities.

It’s a phrase that has a lovely sound: but what does it mean?

I imagine it means different things to different people: and it occurred to me, as I begin mulling on and researching this topic that I could do worse than to turn to our readers–to ask you what “age-friendly” community means to you.

What kinds of services, resources, entertainment would make a community friendly to older people?

What things could make life better/safer/more enjoyable for people as they age?

What kind of community do you want to live in as you grow older?

If you have a definition of “age-friendly community,” I’d love to hear it. Or any of your (even random) thoughts in answer to any of the questions above.

You can respond by commenting on this post–hope to hear from some of you soon!

Janet Hulstrand is a writer/editor, writing coach, travel blogger, and coauthor of Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home.

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