Indiana University

Design Guidelines for a Lifetime Community

September 9, 2013

What is a “LIFETIME community?” It carries many labels: an elder-friendly community, an inclusive community, a livable community for older adults, a lifelong community, a community for all ages and abilities, community for a lifetime. Recently revised to incorporate considerations of disability, the publication Design Guidelines for a Lifetime Community discusses 5 principles.

(1) Neighborliness

(2) An Environment for Growth, Learning and Autonomy

(3) A Positive Image of the Environment

(4) Diverse Housing Options and

(5) A Community for All Ages

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