Suburban living challenge those who want to age in place

By Dick Carlisle

The aging of our population will be, without a doubt, the single most significant factor changing the way we plan communities for the foreseeable future. Older adults would be better served in towns with smaller homes; more compact, walkable living environments; close proximity to commercial, social and cultural amenities, and alternative transportation, yet many can’t or don’t want to leave their suburban homes, as this Miami Herald article reports.