New AARP Study Reply

AARP recently released a study describing the community preferences of older adults. Highlights of the report include findings that “most older adults want to age in place. They prefer to stay in their current homes and communities.” The community preference survey also found that older adults valued having the following amenities close to home (within 1 mile or less):
• Bus stop (50%);
• Grocery store (47%);
• Park (42%)
• Pharmacy/drug store (42%);
• Hospital (29%);
• Church/religious (29%);
• Train/subway (23%);
• Big box store (18%);
• Entertainment (16%); and
• Mall (shopping) (13%).
You can read the full study online at http://www.aarp.org (http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/liv_com/2014/what-is-livable-report-AARP-ppi-liv-com.pdf).

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