Research finds that a neighborhood’s physical features—from broken sidewalks and high crime to plentiful parks and low air pollution—may be related to older residents’ health and ability to age in place. This infographic provides an overview of recent research on features of the physical environment linked to age-related disease.

For more detail, see PRB's Today's Research on Aging 35 "How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans."