One of the other ways to look at measuring a neighborhood’s “age-friendliness”, is to determine how safe and friendly it is for those under eight and over eighty. In the article linked below, Nancy Hill, a writer and photographer, turned to a similar grouping—children under seven and adults over 70—to explore the question: What is important?
She expected to find patterns in the answers she received and did. However, she reported in that what people left off their lists was as telling as what they included. For example, none of them named prestige or individual success, and hardly anyone mentioned money.
Follow this link to view her collected photos and read her report on the Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age.