Housing developments should implement Universal Design principles on a portion of their units.
In order to support aging in place and recognize the increasing senior housing need, Universal Design principles should be incorporated into neighborhood developments where possible. Seven principles were developed by a diverse group of professional designers to create environments that are easily accessible, understood, and used by as many people as possible. Additionally, the creation of an age-friendly development plan should be explored in order to address inequities in both public and private facilities and to raise awareness about the opportunities to improve. The city of Pittsburgh has developed a model program that Lexington should look to emulate.
- Partner with the Senior Services Commission to develop an age-friendly plan as part of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities Initiative.