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Accessible Planning for Aging Residents


As many American communities experience growth in their senior population, planners are designing environments that are accessible for aging residents. San Mateo County residents over the age of 65 are projected to account for 25% of the population by 2030. Investments in pedestrian safety, accessible wayfinding, and affordable senior housing can all help communities be more aging-friendly. The Half Moon Village Senior Complex is a model of these “aging in community” principles. Located in downtown Half Moon Bay and within walking distance to many amenities, the campus provides a wide variety of health and wellness programs, social events, and connections to community resources.