Where Will You Live?

According to a 2021 study done by the AARP, three quarters of those over age 50 wish to remain in their current homes, yet only 34% recognize that they may need to make physical changes to their house for continued access. A Solo Ager should consider modifying the bathrooms and installing ramps and lift bars where there are steps. The house must remain navigable when the Solo Ager needs to use a walker or wheelchair to get around.

Senior community housing offers access with built-in opportunities for socializing. Different senior facilities have different benefits and levels of care. Many such facilities have significant waiting lists, so early planning is important.