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Why do baby boomers choose to stay in their homes?

Today's baby boomers have taken a stand to stay in their homes. The aging in place movement is a growing trend, and with new smart home technology, it's now easier than ever. Here are the top reasons boomers choose to stay in their homes and age in place:
  • They love their home. It's where their children grew up. It's where the entire family meets for the holidays. Home is where the heart is.
  • They have friends and family nearby. They love being near the ones they love, who are their support network and ground them.
  • They love their community. Church, book club, bingo nights, a favorite restaurant down the street … community is what makes a neighborhood special.
  • They want to stay independent. Aging in place means living the way they want to. They create their own rules.
  • They want to customize their care. In their home, they're in charge. They get to choose what type of care they want.
This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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