Aging in Place Links


The leading organization representing the interests of people 50 and older in the U.S., AARP offers a wealth of information and research findings on the 50+ plus population, including home, work, recreation and other life and lifestyle trends and preferences.  The Home Design section of the AARP Web site provides a great deal of specific, practical advice pertaining to universal design and independent living (including a online tour of a universal design home), with links to publications and other online resources.

Age in Place at Home
Dedicated to helping people feel at home with universal design, telecare and assistive products that can help them better age-in-place, this site features products, technologies and projects.

A federal interagency forum on aging statistics.

AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community
The mission of the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community (DFA) is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning, and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.

Center for Healthy Aging
A program of the National Council on Aging that promotes and assists communities in providing healthy living programs for older adults. Includes information on falls and other health topics.

LeadingAge (known as American Associations of Homes and Services for the Aging - AAHSA in the past) supports not-for-profit organizations providing services to needy elderly, with a focus on adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities, and nursing homes. The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology is a coalition of more than 400 organizations working on developing and deploying emerging technologies that can improve the aging experience.

National Aging in Place Council
NAIPC engages professionals from a wide range of disciplines—remodeling, architecture, elder law, interior design, finance, product design and manufacturing, urban planning, social services, health, and others—to work together to promote aging in place.

National Council on Aging
Among many other services, NCOA provides information to seniors to help them remain in their homes as they age.

Senior Journal
General news and information for and about persons age 50 and older.

U.S. Census Bureau
Fact sheet on the elderly population