Toward New Narratives About Aging in Place: Getting What We Want By Investing In What We Need – 12/8/22

December 08, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue :Virtual

Most older Americans want to “age in place,” yet many lack the “place” they need. Land use restrictions or local resistance to affordable, accessible homes stymie efforts to build places that work for people as they age or who have disabilities. Private-market options geared to wealthy adults are not the solution for the typical, moderate-income older American. How do we build consensus around investing in the “place” in aging in place and recognize affordable, accessible homes as community assets?

The authors of Advancing Housing and Health Equity for Older Adults: Pandemic Innovations and Policy Ideas, a new report from a research collaboration between The Hastings Center and the Joint Center for Housing Studies, will explore this question with experts in housing policy and in narrative change.


Andrew Clark, Professor, School of Health and Society, University of Salford, Greater Manchester

Steven Lovci, Vice President, Capital Projects and Construction, Phipps Houses, New York City

Paul McGarry, Assistant Director, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Head, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub

Jennifer Molinsky, Director, Housing an Aging Society Program, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University

Moderator: Nancy Berlinger, Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

This event will be online only; please register here in advance to attend.