Aging

Residents of a low-income, Washington, D.C., neighborhood walk near their area's only grocery store—a tiny, heavily gated structure.

What Makes an Unhealthy State

Socioeconomic conditions outrank all others factors in determining well-being.

Wedding-cake toppers of same-sex couples

The Challenges Stacked Against Aging LGBT Americans

A lifetime of discrimination puts this generation at higher risk for social isolation, health problems, and economic insecurity. What can be done?  

Your Neighborhood Affects How You Age

A new report lays out the current research on the ways your immediate surroundings influence your health and aging process.

The Great Texas Pension Fix

Houston owes its police, fire, and city workers about $7.8 billion, and it doesn’t exactly have the cash on hand. Their hard-fought solution could serve as a model for the rest of Texas, and the nation.

To Help Residents With Dementia, One Japanese City Has a High-Tech Fix

Stickers with QR codes are just one innovation in a multi-pronged plan to serve the aging population.

Designing a Garden for Singapore's Elderly

A new interactive green space aims to improve quality of life for the city’s older residents.

What Does 'Livable' Mean to Older Americans?

Turns out, we're not good at anticipating the kind of community we'll need as we age.

Housing the Invisible: Finding Homes for LGBT Seniors

They often feel particularly isolated and alone. But a small group of developers is trying to change that.

How Can Cities Make Life Easier for the Elderly?

One city in South Carolina comes up with some innovative solutions

The 8 to 80 Problem: Designing Cities for Young and Old

How can cities create neighborhoods that work well for all generations?