According to a recent AARP survey, more than two thirds of people plan to remain living in their community, or aging in place. Here is the challenge- as people live longer, they may need help from family, friends and neighbors to continue living independently at home. When older adults can stay in their homes, they can continue to volunteer and support their neighbors. This mutual support builds strong, age-friendly communities.Caring for a family member or close friend is one of the most important roles a person plays. It may start with driving a loved one to get groceries or going to the doctor. As time goes by, one may find themselves taking more time off from work, preparing meals or handling bills. This can impact a caregiver’s job, involvement with their community, and the time they have to take care of younger generations.