Stacey Freed

Stacey Freed

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For more than a decade I have been writing for magazines about remodeling and construction, small business, home design and lifestyle. I live and work from my home near Rochester, N.Y.

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Aging in A New Age: Innovative Models for Senior Housing

In 10 years, the first of the 77 million baby boomers will turn 80. That’s the age, say those involved in senior housing, where the intersection of the built environment and health is critical—where many begin to feel frail and need more support. “The typical age of entry into [supportive care communities] is in the early and mid-eighties,” says Chuck Harry, chief of research & analytics for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC). “A decade from now is when we’ll really start to see the boom in that aging population. Many investors now are gearing up to identify how they want to participate in this sector.” The question, says Harry, is “What properties will be of interest to those people who are expected to be different from the current generation or the ‘silent generation’?”...