Aging in Place: Building A Supportive Housing Model for Older Residents

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As residents age, there is a need for enhanced supportive housing and services models to allow older adults to age in place in Roxbury. TACC designed and conducted an assets and needs assessment to understand the unique needs of the 300 older adults (age 55 and older) living in the Madison Park Village community. The data collected from surveys, interviews, and focus groups was used to evaluate existing services and inform strategies for developing an enhanced supportive housing and services model for residents aging in place in the community. The assessment was also integrated into the Whittier Street Choice Neighborhood planning process, providing baseline information on the housing, health, employment, and community needs of this older group of residents.