Fast Company's Meg Miller takes a look at New York City's planned efforts for changing the current American "warehouse model" for senior housing.

Research shows that the longer the elderly can comfortably live with their families, the happier and healthier they tend to be, but many of the current models for successfully aging in place are targeted at the wealthier class who can afford top-of-the-line communities with luxurious amenities.

The benefits are clear, but creating safe and comfortable housing that supports aging in place is a huge challenge for cities, one that can require action from landlords as well as tenants. In New York, a group of architects is working with city officials to give building owners the resources to start solving some of the more manageable housing issues on their own.

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