Picture your home. Now imagine you’re 85 and can no longer drive. How will you get life’s essentials, like groceries and medications? What about visiting friends, going to a movie or the library?
The opening part of this Strong Towns article pains a vivid picture of what that life might be like. The solution?
“We place benches,” the article says. “We plant shade trees. We maintain our sidewalks. We petition our local zoning codes to allow the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units or “granny flats” that provide intergenerational living opportunities on one housing lot. All of this requires us to notice the small things, to be in the details, and to advocate for those who need a community of caregivers, which actually includes every single one of us.”