The quiet struggle to age in place

StartFragment Even under the best conditions, the search to find stable housing as we get older takes a toll Linda Daniels is a lifelong resident of Winthrop, a classic oceanside community that seems like it has changed little over the last 50 years. But lately she’s wondered whether that timelessness has made it difficult for the town to adapt as it ages. “Most people stay in town their whole lives,” she says. “It’s only recently – over the past 15 years or so, that we have built places for new people to live here.” According to the 2018 Healthy Aging Data Report prepared by the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston, more than a million Massachusetts residents are age 65 and older, about 15

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