Aging in Place – Promising Practices for Municipalities


Aging in Place
Special Studies


Edmonton, AB

Project Description

Aging in Place is a tool designed to help local governments plan and prepare for their aging populations. Most recommended changes in neighbourhood or community design are simple ‘smarter’ alternatives to conventional auto dependent development patterns. While necessary to support older adults, these changes enhance the quality of life for citizens of all ages and abilities.” Through literature reviews, studying other cities as well as conducting roundtable discussions with local experts, stakeholders and developers, ParioPlan undertook a study to provide the City council with sufficient information on Aging in Place principles and promising practices, and how it will impact new and infill community planning.” ParioPlan was responsible for a literature review, survey of twelve North American municipalities to identify best municipal practices and approaches to creating Aging in Place communities as well as facilitate roundtable discussions with experts, stakeholders and developers.

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