Harvard Study Confirms: US Needs More Alternatives For Senior Housing

A new report released by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, Housing America’s Older Adults, has found that the United States is facing a demographic shift for which it is not well prepared, especially so when it comes to housing.

At a public seminar titled Aging + Place: Designing Housing & Communities for Aging Populations, which was organized in conjunction with the recent release of this new report, presentations on the report’s findings as well as panel discussions with leading experts in senior housing were featured. Presentation slideshows from the seminar can be found on the event’s website.

The report’s authors call for urgent action at all levels – private, public, local, state and federal – to ensure an adequate supply of housing that meets the needs of our aging population. The main characteristics of such housing include financial sustainability, accessibility, social connection, and integration with health systems.

It’s good to know that Phoenix Commons was specifically designed with these characteristics in mind. Members of the Phoenix Commons community enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing they will be in a sustainable, supportive community as they age, enjoying all that the Bay Area has to offer and in a building that will accommodate their changing needs. Moreover, the community will be supported by AEC Living, a family-owned company with decades of experience in elder care, thus providing a health care link that the Harvard report acknowledges is very important yet usually lacking.

If this exciting, new alternative to institutional senior housing appeals to you, contact us now to learn more about Phoenix Commons. Our members are looking for a diverse group of mature and vibrant individuals who enjoy sharing their time and gifts with the community – could you be one of those?