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An Online Training Course
"Aging in Place"
  Length: 1 hour

Is your community ready for its aging Baby Boomers? With our growing population of older residents, are local steps being taken to ensure that they can live independently for as long as possible?  What makes a community livable for older citizens benefit people of all ages and physical abilities?  This presentation provides land use planning and regulatory tools to help people in your community to age in place. Topics include a variety of housing choices, accessory dwelling units, Golden Zones, and senior friendly sidewalk and street designs.

NOTE: Online courses are not available for in-service credit for code enforcement officers, continuing legal education credit for attorneys, or certification maintenance credit for members of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Some courses will produce a certificate at the end, and others will only produce your quiz results. The quiz results page should be used as proof of your training.

Resources for more information

We encourage you to continue learning more about Aging in Place, and many other topics on land use planning, regulations, and procedures.  The Department of State's James A. Coon Technical Series offers many publications and legal memoranda, some are attached to this course. Our Local Government Training Program offers online courses as well as on-site training; please visit our online schedule for training offered by the Department of State, other state agencies, and local government and academic membership organizations:

Our staff is available to provide technical assistance to local government officials during regular business hours.  Here is our contact information: