Puzzle: "What Makes a Neighborhood Great?"

Most seniors want to age in place, staying in their own homes, in their own neighborhoods. How well will their neighborhood support their well-being? Studies show that a neighborhood that is safe, walkable and has good transportation and support services makes all the difference!

And it's not only the neighborhood infrastructure that counts. Sidewalks, parks, bus services and an easily accessed grocery store are all important—but good neighbors may be the best support resource of all! University of Michigan researchers report that feeling connected with neighbors builds neighborhood social cohesion, which lowers stress, reduces isolation and promotes healthy aging—even lowering the risk of stroke and heart attack.

This month's puzzle contains the names of 20 features that contribute to making a great neighborhood for aging in place. Give your brain a workout and find them all!

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