Housing for the Elderly

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New Approaches to Housing for Elderly

Growing Efforts by private builders, public bodies, and voluntary non-profit associations to provide improved housing for the aging and the aged are beginning to bear fruit in many parts of the country. The new types of housing are physically designed to meet the special needs of the elderly, and projects are sufficiently varied to cater to different tastes and requirements. The whole purpose is to foster a more satisfying mode of living than has been available in the past to most men and women of advanced years.

The new housing accommodations range from small, easy-to-keep cottages and apartments in “retirement villages” to low-rate residential hotels in downtown sections of large cities. For old persons who can no longer live independently, ...

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