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A man in an orange shirt stands on a porch with a screen door behind him.

A Meals on Wheels volunteer delivers food to a Rolling Meadows home. We learn how friends and neighbors can help support seniors who age in place.

A man in an orange shirt stands on a porch with a screen door behind him.

A Meals on Wheels volunteer delivers food to a Rolling Meadows home. We learn how friends and neighbors can help support seniors who age in place.

As the U.S. population ages, more seniors might ‘age in place’

In the 2020 Census, 1 in 6 adults were 65 or older.

A Meals on Wheels volunteer delivers food to a Rolling Meadows home. We learn how friends and neighbors can help support seniors who age in place.

   

Aging in place is the practice of seniors staying in their homes with care from friends, family, and/or paid staff, rather than living in a retirement or senior care facility. It’s been gaining popularity as a way for seniors to maintain independence.

Reset learns more about how to effectively, and safely, age in place.

GUESTS: Mary Mitchell, columnist and director of culture and community engagement for the Chicago Sun-Times

Margaret Laraviere, deputy commissioner of senior services with the Department of Family Support Services; executive director of the Area Agency on Aging

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