Age-friendly Cities

Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will double from about 11 percent to 22 percent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). How well those seniors will live depends greatly on the environment both inside their houses and outside. By incorporating universal design principles, people can prepare their houses for aging in place. But if the larger community doesn’t provide an environment and services that are conducive to ageing in place, seniors’ quality of life can be diminished.

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