Listen: Little Tokyo, a model place to age at home

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Patty arranges flowers in the Nagano’s kitchen on the top floor of the Teramachi Homes – a condominium complex for adults over the age of 55. Teramachi is located within close walking distance of Little Tokyo’s community centers, restaurants, shops, and other cultural activities.

Many older people worry about having to move out of their homes as they age. When it comes to living a long, independent life, not all neighborhoods are created equal. Communities built for driving, expensive housing and isolation can push people into institutions when they might prefer to age at home.

Here in LA one tight-knit community is known as a model place for people to get old at home.

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