The NY Times blog "The New Old Age" recently posted an interview about life in assisted living communities, but the core message seems applicable to any housing for older adults. Older adults need communities that facilitate activity -- social contact, caring for others, responsibilities of some kind. Do you see this sort of activity promoted in older adults' affordable housing or assisted living communities in your area?
Our organization along, Elder-Friendly Communities (the first NORC and only NORC in Indianapolis, IN) with HUD, the Crooked Creek CDC, the City of Indianapolis.
Built as new construction, a home to accommodate 4 independent adults 60 and older is now ready for its first residents. It is a well designed home compliant with ADA and universal design,. The residents will have access to all the aging in place programs and services we offer in our supportive effort to enhance their quality of life. Established in a stable neighborhood on a tree-lined street, it blends perfectly with the other homes and is in close proximity to our office. Ribbon Cutting is August 28, 4-6:30, Indianapolis, IN 1507 Alimingo Drive.
NORC funding has expired; we now affiliate with the aging in place vision and purpose.
Thanks for sharing that, Ann. Are there any images available?
How was community sentiment about the development? I've heard varying responses to housing for older adults -- in the best cases, neighbors are happy to have new housing to serve older residents. In the worst, neighbors express concerns about traffic associated with ambulance calls to aging residents as they develop health challenges.
Wow. is that what people are thinking? it's ok to have speeding pizza delivery cars, but not a lifesaving ambulance.