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Planning for Aging-Friendliness in Fair Lawn Borough

December 17th, 2019 by

The River Road Improvement District is one of Fair Lawn’s downtown areas.


Fair Lawn Borough is working with New Jersey Future to make its community more aging-friendly. At a kickoff meeting on December 11, New Jersey Future described how local land use patterns and policies can affect whether residents can continue living and being active in their communities as they age.

Key components of aging-friendly communities include:

  • Housing affordability and diversity
  • Transportation
  • Walkability
  • Access to destinations and public spaces or facilities
A pedestrian walkway between homes.

A pedestrian walkway between homes. Pedestrian paths contribute to walkability, which is one characteristic of an aging-friendly community.

Fair Lawn senior center

Fair Lawn Senior Center

Through a decision-maker and stakeholder engagement process, New Jersey Future will facilitate aging-friendly implementation planning in Fair Lawn over the next year.

Kudos to Fair Lawn for integrating aging-friendly community building into local planning!

Want to make your own community more aging-friendly?

You can find resources on New Jersey Future’s page about creating great places to age, as well as the North Jersey Alliance of Age-Friendly Communities blog.




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