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D.C. can do more to help seniors age in place, report says

Posted on September 15, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The District is doing a lot to be a more age-friendly place, but there are still many ways the city could do more. In particular, local policymakers and planners can focus on three areas to help DC's older adults get around more easily: pedestrian safety, public transit, and alternative transit options, according to a Greater Greater Washington post.

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The data, based on a new Coalition for Smart Growth report, Moving an Aging DC, suggest the District also can help seniors by improving bus stops with more comfortable seating and clearer signage, and other amenities, the GGW report said. 

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