As the mirror delights in telling me every morning, I’m not getting any younger.
But at least I have plenty of company.
By 2034, according to Danielle Arigoni, AARP’s director of livable communities (and a 1991 University of Oregon grad), there will be more people 65 and over than there are 18 and under for the first time in U.S. history.
Which is why aging in place — and how best to do it — is such a major issue now, one that will only become more important in the next several decades.
“It’s a massive demographic tipping point,” Arigoni says. A 2018 AARP survey found 75% of those 50 (what I call “those kids”) and over want to age in their own home, and the percentages grew even higher in older age groups.
Much has been written about what to do to make a residence’s interior best suited for