Transportation planners and engineers are increasingly designing travel networks to accommodate all types of users. This is also known as the “Complete Streets” approach.

Independent Living—A well-designed home, or one that has been modified to accommodate the needs of residents of all ages and physical abilities, can promote independence and the satisfaction of staying in control and in your home as you age. 

Mixed-use Development—Community features such as nearby medical facilities and places to shop also support the needs of residents.

Wellness—Easily accessible parks and hiking and biking trails contribute to community health by encouraging exercise and bringing people together for recreation.