How One Community Made Itself Better for Aging in Place – Next Avenue

“At Morningside Gardens, progressive, collaborative design supports older residents

Live in your own home, on your own terms, in your own community. That’s what most people imagine their later years will be like, says Paul Nikolaidis. But not all homes or communities are designed to support that goal. Nikolaidis was, until recently, a development officer and social worker for Morningside Retirement Health Services and the adjacent Morningside Gardens Co-op Apartments in New York. (He now works for a private foundation.) His job gave him a front-row seat to see how design and community-based services can come together to improve people’s chances of aging in place.”

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