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What is aging in place?

Aging in place is when people stay in their home for as long as possible as they age. Thanks to this movement, people no longer are forced into an unwanted decision. People get to choose where they live -- no matter what life throws their way.

Seniors may be forced into nursing homes because they don't have any other choice, but aging in place means seniors can stay in their homes as long as they can.

This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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