Aging By Design: Buffalo's West Side

Refugees and Immigrants of all ages are arriving in Buffalo. It can be hard to pick up a new language when you're much older, let alone embrace new financial systems. From shopping, to paying bills and working with banks, older adults in these communities may rely too heavily on the younger members of their family for help after spending years, someties decades, away from home while en route to the US. 
From Gowanda, to Kenmore, and now to Buffalo's West Side, our series on older adults with Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access and Health Foundation for Western and Central New York continues to showcase the work Jericho Road Community Health Center is doing to help older adults gain more independence.

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Aging By Design: The suburbs of Buffalo, Kenmore

Where will you retire? The city? The suburbs? Up here or down south?
How will you eat after you can no longer drive? 
Moving from rural WNY into the suburbs of Buffalo, our ongoing partnership with Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access on the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York 's Aging By Design project continues in Kenmore.
We're taking a closer look at how to make life in our region more inclusive for people after retirement - because we care about our parents, our grandparents, and our own futures here in Buffalo, but also because we literally cannot afford to lose large swaths of our population to southern cities after retirement if we don't adjust. 
Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels is making progressive changes to their offerings to accommodate changing lifestyles for those they serve.

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Aging By Design: Life After Working, and Driving, in Rural WNY

More often than not, the things older adults want to see in their communities, from grocery delivery, walkable streets, mixed age and income groups in neighborhoods, and affordable housing, are the exact same things our younger generations want in our towns and cities. 

Listen to Rose's story and learn more about the challenges older adults are facing today, and how we can build better neighborhoods and communities for current and future generations in the Rise Collaborative.