Housing for Older Persons: A Study of the Housing Conditions of the Aged in Greenwich, Connecticut, 1957-1958
It is frequently asked why we hear so much recently about the housing needs of the elderly. This question can not be answered as simply as one might assume for there are a great number of factors involved, One of the most important is that a great number of our population at the present, on both an absolute and a relative basis, fall in the elderly classification. Through the great strides in medical procedures, more and more men and women can expect a longer life span. Since the turn of the century, while the total population has more than doubled the number of people aged sixty-five and over has increased more than three and a half times. As a result one in every ' twelve men, women and children in the United States is over sixty-five.
Crowley, John F. X, "Housing for Older Persons: A Study of the Housing Conditions of the Aged in Greenwich, Connecticut, 1957-1958" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509552.