Creating Community for a Lifetime


Basic Needs

The Vision

Older adults enjoy a high quality of life: they feel comfortable and safe at home and in their neighborhoods, enjoy regular, nutritious meals, and have appropriate clothing to suit their needs and the environment. An array of options - and the services that support the - provides them with choices based on their needs, abilities, preferences, and cultural orientations. Older adults and their families and caregivers are aware of and have access to appropriate cultural - and age-sensitive information that enables them to make informed choices about community programs and services.

Issue Areas

Creating Community for a Lifetime addressed two issue areas in developing recommendations for achieving the vision of a community that addresses basic needs: