• Richard Duncan

Growing Older at Home

We are big supporters of social connectivity and supports for everybody in their home, and it is especially important as we grow older. We are also conscious of the challenges and limits of Village networks in suburban and rural areas. isolation is hard to combat when we can’t drive and travel distances are long. We know that many of us live in homes that are dangerous for us to use as well. We wish that more people would plan ahead to make changes in their homes or move to a home that better supports their activities. It would also be nice if the home were located where supports and services were easier to access. But, of course, this suggests that these and other housing choices are actually available.

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The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute's work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.


The Institute's sister initiative, Better Living Design is changing the way homes and home products are designed, built and remodeled to better meet the needs of everyone at every life stage. 

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