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Enterprise Releases Guides to Help Seniors “Age in Place"

Enterprise, a nonprofit lender, investor, and partner with nonprofits around the country, has released two guides designed to enable senior housing providers to help elderly residents live safely in their homes as they age.

Aging in Place Design Guidelines for Independent Living in Multi-Family Buildings provides advice for architects and developers in designing new buildings, and scoping rehabilitation projects, with aging residents and their needs in mind.

The second guide, Addressing the Needs of Aging Tenants in Your Building, is designed for New York City-based property managers to support aging residents. It recommends strategies for addressing common issues that arise where lots of residents are “aging in place,” including assessing residents’ health and social needs and setting up peer network support groups.

Since 1982, Enterprise has worked with affordable housing providers in New York State and around the country, including many LeadingAge members. It provides financing and programmatic support to organizations, and has been very active in important public policy debates and advocacy efforts. Enterprise has been very active in recent years in calling for increased funding for senior housing, and for linkages to rental assistance and service funding.

Contact: John Broderick, jbroderick@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8835