The next generation retiree will expect, at a minimum, the best of what current communities offer: residential and universal design throughout, independence with the ability to age in place, access to quality health care if needed and excellent services and programs.
However, in addition, we also believe they will desire communities that offer:
- Design that creates a true feeling of neighborhood and sense of place by incorporating new urbanism and mixed-use elements
- Intergenerational programs and services
- Personalized programs, spaces, and technology
- Greater connection to the surrounding neighborhood and the community-at-large
In other words, communities that don’t look or feel like traditional “seniors housing”.
See below for links to a few articles and news items that expand on these ideas – and further down see a bibliography of recommended books on these topics. I have many more that I am happy to share or discuss.