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Older adults fuel growth in renting, rather than owning-5470

Older adults fuel growth in renting, rather than owning

According to construction statistics from the US Census, there were 264,000 units in multifamily housing built in 2014. Of these 23,000 were age-restricted (Survey of Construction).

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Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries-5301

Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries

In a nursing home in Sweden, impact-absorbing flooring was installed in six apartments (except for bathrooms), the dining room and portions of the corridor.

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Older adults remain important customers for remodelers-5236

Older adults remain important customers for remodelers

An analysis of the home improvement market in the United States reported that remodeling fared better than other housing industries after the recession as people chose to improve their homes rather

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City or suburb? Location matters for older adults-5159

City or suburb? Location matters for older adults

To track movement among residences in six major metropolitan areas in Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver), a research team used census data to define urban and suburban areas, and compared these with another classification based on the age of the housing. The result showed that people 65 years and older moved away from the urban centers and moved into suburban areas in the census years 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006.

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Not enough retirement housing in the UK-5157

Not enough retirement housing in the UK

There is an overall shortage of new housing in the United Kingdom, according to a report from a real estate advisory firm, and an estimated 3% of housing being built in upcoming years will be designated for older adults, either as retirement villages or homes offering varying levels of care.

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Affordable, accessible housing needed for aging Americans-5086

Affordable, accessible housing needed for aging Americans

Driven by the demographic shift in the United States, where the number of people 50 years and older is expected to grow to 132 million by 2030, increasing the supply of housing that meets their needs is a must, according to the authors of a new report.

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