September 11, 2014

Coming Up: The 12th Leckey Forum, “Aging in Our Neighborhoods: Options for Low and Moderate Income Seniors”

Today’s guest post is provided to us by Mary Rouleau, Executive Director for The Alliance For Housing Solutions.

“Aging in place” is the desire and the mantra, but how does it happen in a high-cost, land-starved area like Arlington, Virginia? The 12th annual Leckey Forum, “Aging in Our Neighborhoods: Options for Low and Moderate Income Seniors,” will explore the ability to provide a desirable housing mix for seniors today, for boomers and beyond.

This event, co-sponsored by The Alliance for Housing Solutions and the Arlington Commission on Aging, will be held Friday, September 19, from 2 - 4:30 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Building in Ballston, Arlington. VHDA is also a sponsor and Mike Scheurer, VHDA’s Community Housing Officer for Northern Virginia, will serve as a moderator. The Forum will review demographics and “readiness” research, describe current and “newish” programs designed to assist lower- and moderate-income seniors, take a fresh look at building and residence design and identify potential roadblocks. A wine reception will follow.

The Forum may well raise more questions than it answers. But Arlington — indeed, all communities — must explore the “aging in place” challenge now to best craft the vision and tools necessary to meet it.

The Forum is free, but an RSVP is requested. To RSVP and get more information about parking restrictions, visit or email
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