McCormack Speaks

How Housing Plus Services Addresses Senior Needs


This post originally appeared on the Gerontology Institute blog.

By Meghan Hendricksen

man with suitcase heading to nursing homeA shortage of affordable housing for seniors will pose a huge challenge for the United States in the years ahead. But finding homes for those elders is only part of the solution, according to Alisha Sanders.

Helping seniors deal with health issues locally and age in place in their homes should be an important element of any housing plan, she said.

Sanders, director of Housing & Services Policy Research at LeadingAge, was the final fall speaker series guest at McCormack Graduate School’s Department of Gerontology. Her talk, “Affordable Senior Housing Plus Services: Meeting the Needs of Low-Income Seniors,” stressed the value of providing housing and services together. Continue reading.

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