Aging in Place Planning Guide

Aging in place is the ability to safely, comfortably, and confidently live in the home and community of your choice, regardless of age, income, or ability level. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by the year 2030, one in five or 20% of Americans will be age 65 or older. AARP research shows that 90% of seniors prefer to remain in their homes, or as we say, age in place. Aging in place promotes health, active living, emotional well-being, and yields cost savings.

Currently the majority of seniors live in their own homes, and our mission is to make this a viable option for you. The best part is that it only takes a little bit of planning for needs like- community and social interaction, health and wellness, housing, personal finance, and transportation. Planning to age in place is not just for seniors. It is something that anyone and everyone should think about.

The 10 questions below will help you get started:

1. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is “Poor” and 10 is “Excellent”, how do you rate your overall health?

2. Are you comfortable in your home, need modifications, or need to find another home?

3. Do you have access to the health care or advice you need?

4. Do you have sufficient financial resources for retirement, or are you interested in working past retirement?

5. Do you have access to the transportation you need?

6. Are you socially active, part of a community, or do you have access to the entertainment you want?

7. On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is “Poor” and 10 is “Excellent”, how do you rate your potential to age the way you want?

8. Are you able to eat healthy and get the foods you need?

9. Do you exercise routinely (e.g., walking, stretching, dancing, etc.)?

10. Are you part of a religious community, or do you engage in religious or spiritual activities (e.g., attend church or bible study, practice meditation, etc.)?

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ACT III, our comprehensive planning guide, will help you identify needs and prioritize.

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