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Age Friendly Communities. W e’re entering a time of profound and permanent change to the demographic composition of America. Every day 10,000 Boomers reach age 65. By 2030 America will have twice as many people over the age of 65 as we have today. Texans are getting Older!.

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We’re entering a time of profound and permanent change to the demographic composition of America.

Every day 10,000Boomers reach age 65.

By 2030 America will have

twice as many people over the age of 65

as we have today.

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Survey after survey report that today’s older adults want to stay at home.

86%

Adults ages 45+ agree or strongly agree with the statement: “What I’d really like to do is stay in my current residence for as long as possible”

But homes are not designed to adapt. Homes have traditionally been designed and built for

an able-bodied 35-year-old.

Source: AARP Home and Community Preferences of the 45+ Population, 2010

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Survey after survey report that today’s older adults want to stay in their community.

85%

Adults ages 45+ agree or strongly agree with the statement: “What I’d really like to do is stay in my current community for as long as possible”

For the last 50 years our communities have developed around motor vehicles as the principal form of transportation.

Source: AARP Home and Community Preferences of the 45+ Population, 2010

transportation options are key

Transportation Options are Key

Affordable

Accessible

Safe

Proximity to destinations

Provide alternatives

Make roads and drivers as safe as possible

Increase opportunity to walk

ideal transportation policy

Ideal Transportation Policy

Sets a vision

Includes all modes

Applies to all transportation projects & phases

Specifies and limits exceptions, with management approval required

Is context-sensitive

Emphasizes connectivity

Uses latest design standards and is flexible

Sets performance standards

Includes implementation steps

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For More Information

WWW.AARP.ORG/Livable

Questions?

Contact: Jessica Lemann

512-480-2457

[email protected]

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