Aging and Thriving in Place
We have long regarded Toronto as a good example of a progressive planning city. This proposal from Sidewalk Labs has a lot going for it, including intergenerational housing and neighborhoods and more accommodating community design features. Interestingly, the article also mentions housing design that includes height adjustable countertops! We've experimented with manual and electrically operated adjustability for a long time. Challenging and often expensive. I’d like to see how that works out. We have long considered better home features for older residents: tub-to-curbless shower conversions, lowered counter and cabinet heights for a primarily older female population, extra lighting, etc.
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