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An article in Next Avenue newsletter highlighted a competition to find the best age-friendly housing innovations. The Innovation@Home competition was conducted by Grantmakers in Aging and the World Health Organization, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Judges selected four winners among entries from 15 countries. The idea was to find creative, age-friendly housing programs that could be implemented around the U.S.

One winner was a home-matching program from Portugal. This program in the university town of Porto matches residents ages 60 and older who have extra room in their homes with students ages 18 to 35 who need a place to live. The older people get companionship; the students get affordable housing.

Linda Thompson is the Community Services Director for the Adams County Office for Aging Inc.

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