Gaylord, Michigan: Universal Design and a Master Plan

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Gaylord, Michigan asked the question, "What makes a community elder-friendly?" In the process they discovered Universal Design.

According to the Michigan "Community for a Lifetime" program these 10 categories of assets play a role in creating elder-friendly communities:

· Walkability
· Supportive community systems
· Access to healthcare
· Safety and Security
· Housing: Availability and Affordability
· Housing: Modification and Maintenance
· Transportation
· Commerce
· Enrichment
· Inclusion

Source:
http://www.gaylordheraldtimes.com/articles/2006/11/28/news/local_news/local_news01.txt

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