Lifelong Communities A Framework for Planning
Lifelong Communities (LLC) are cities and neighborhoods that provide an array of housing types that appeal to individuals both young and old, opportunities for healthy living including parks and outdoor spaces, ways to get around including meeting the needs of individuals who do not drive, safe sidewalks and convenient access to shopping, recreational opportunities and basic services. Lifelong Communities are places where individuals can live throughout their lifetimes; they provide a full range of options to residents, insuring a high quality of life for all.
Lifelong Communities work to achieve three major goals:
ARTICLE: Read a recent article on "Creating Lifelong Communities" hosted on the American Architectural Foundation website.
Exciting things are happening with Lifelong Communities throughout the region! Visit the Emerging Sites page to learn more each community and see sample place-based approach to creating communities where older adults can age in place and age well.
Visit the Lifelong Communities Interactive Mapping Tool to learn more about "access to services"
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