Aging Boomers Limited by Community Design

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http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2012-03-25/Few-US-cities-are-ready-for-aging-baby-boomer-population/53765292/1

The obstacles and limitations faced by non-driving and reduced-driving seniors is not only limited to cities, but suburbs, and rural areas as well.

Unfortunately, this article is right-we are way behind the curve in terms of meeting the needs of non-driving seniors.  

The saddest part?  

1-we knew this was coming, statistical data has been predicting a significantly older society for 30-60 years, and

2-what about the needs of all the other non-driving portions of the population?  Like children and those who cannot afford private transportation?  Our aging society sheds a light on how we have designed for the able-bodied and the able-funded.  That’s why Universal Design and Multigenerational approaches are the next big wave in our society:  they are enabling and inclusive; they are democratizing.  Thank goodness!