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Places To Age

Creating Aging-Friendly Communities Through Municipal Actions and Partnerships

Friday, June 25th, 2021

While responding to the unique needs of older adults, the cultivation of aging-friendly municipalities can also benefit community members across all age groups. At the Creating Aging-Friendly Communities Through Municipal Actions and Partnerships session at the 2021 Planning and Redevelopment Conference, aging-friendly advocates and local officials expressed the importance of aging-friendly communities and described strategies for making municipalities more inclusive for older adults.

Two Homes, One Roof: Making NJ More Welcoming with ADUs

Friday, June 25th, 2021

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are an often overlooked and underutilized solution to the affordable housing shortage we face in New Jersey and across the Northeast. At the 2021 New Jersey Planning & Redevelopment Conference, a session entitled Two Homes, One Roof: Making NJ More Welcoming with ADUs discussed the importance of ADUs and their potential as a strategy for increasing the state’s housing options.

Helping towns design for all ages: New Jersey Future’s aging-friendly program is gaining momentum

Monday, February 15th, 2021

A summary of milestones recently achieved by a number of towns New Jersey Future is working with to implement aging-friendly land use goals.

Older Homeowners in Car-Dependent Suburbs Face Difficulty Downsizing

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Older adults in New Jersey looking to sell their homes—most of which are single-family detached houses—as younger generations continue to prefer smaller homes in walkable communities.

New Jersey Future Releases Guide to Implementing Aging-Friendly Land Use Decisions

Friday, January 15th, 2021

New Jersey Future, with funding from The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, developed Creating Great Places to Age in New Jersey: A Community Guide to Implementing Aging-Friendly Land Use Decisions to provide local communities with a step-by-step process to design their towns for the needs of older adults.

Visualizing an Aging-Friendly Built Environment for Implementation in Ridgewood Village

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

New Jersey Future partnered with the Village of Ridgewood to develop an aging-friendly land use implementation plan, and now a graduate design studio class at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University is helping to move it along.

A Guide to Diversifying Housing Options for an Aging Population

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

A new report by New Jersey Future, Municipal Strategies to Diversify Housing Stock for an Aging Population: A Case Study Report, is part of New Jersey Future’s Creating Great Places to Age program.

Aging-friendly housing options: A case study

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

As part of its Creating Great Places to Age program, New Jersey Future has been researching strategies that dozens of municipalities in New Jersey have implemented to provide a more diverse housing stock. These examples of successful local strategies demonstrate possible paths other towns can take to meet the needs of their residents and develop great communities.

The Best Is Yet To Come: New Jersey Future Helps Towns Become Great Places to Age

Monday, March 9th, 2020

New Jersey Future recently held kickoff meetings in Pompton Lakes in Passaic County and Ridgefield Park in Bergen County as part of its Creating Great Places to Age program.

Planning for Aging-Friendliness in Fair Lawn Borough

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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!

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