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Traditional home design practices have built barriers to aging in place into much of our housing supply. These structural barriers prevent older adults, as well as people of any age who have disabilities, from leading independent lives; visiting friends, relatives, and neighbors; and participating fully in their communities. This brief explores two approaches to design that incorporate accessibility features.
In addition to promoting physical and mental health, walkability supports independence for people of all ages and abilities. This brief provides Indiana funders with basic information about walkability and suggestions on how to improve walkability in their communities.
These presentations provide information on best practices in becoming a community for all ages -- at the home, neighborhood, and community-wide levels.
Does your community have a historic downtown, or a structure that needs help? Historic preservation is much more about the future than the past.
Ramp Up Indiana provides grants of up to $25,000 to non-profit organizations to undertake homeowner modifications for the construction or installation of exterior ramps for homeowners at or below 80% of area median income that need to improve the accessibility of their homes.
“Do we have to?” Attorney and Indiana Landmarks board member Greg Fehribach tells us that this is typically the first question asked about ADA compliance when rehabilitating a historic structure.
The Unity Foundation's timely investment in the development of green space for public use resulted in more social good than they ever expected.