Livable Communities

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CARY, NC -- To best prepare for a population that is both growing and aging, the Town of Cary, North Carolina, joined the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. The announcement was made at the City Council Meeting on November 17. Through the Network, the Town of Cary will receive both technical assistance and shared expertise to help develop changes to support people of all ages.
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NEW BERN, NC – Age My Way NC, a North Carolina collaboration to identify and prioritize changes needed to support older adults, will be hosting a public listening session in New Bern on December 1, from 5-6:30 pm, at Cullman Hall – North Carolina History Center – Tryon Palace, 529 South Street.
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You may be familiar with what flexible housing can look like, from guest houses to in-law suites, but did you know about all the advantages they offer? Investing in flexible housing can create new possibilities for you and your family.
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RALEIGH, NC – Older North Carolinians, who now outnumber younger ones, love where they live. But a primary concern when it comes to aging, is having the ability to live independently for as long as possible according to a new AARP survey of adults ages 45 and older.
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Communities across North Carolina are working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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North Carolina will soon have fewer younger residents than old. Click here to take a survey to help our state and communities better prepare.
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AARP North Carolina is pushing to end restrictions on accessory dwelling units in the state—educating policymakers, builders and the public about the benefits of ADUs for residents of all ages.
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According to the 2020 American Community Survey (conducted by the Census Bureau), North Carolina’s population grew by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, 75 percent of which came from a rise in the number of residents age 50-plus.
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North Carolina will soon have fewer younger residents than old. Click here to take a survey to help our state and communities better prepare.
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An AARP study finds that 77 percent of Americans 50 and older want to age in place, and home became central to people’s lives during the pandemic. Meanwhile, the average age of the population is rising and affordable housing can be hard to find. 
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