Understanding Your Housing Options: An Overview for Older Adults and Those Who Care for Them

Part of our Aging Well series

The retirement housing marketplace is complex. Join us at this online session for an overview that will get you started on your own personal exploration of the options, for yourself or someone you care for.

We’ll begin with a presentation covering the basics: levels of care, cost considerations, determining the right time to move, alternative options, and more.

Next week, in a second online session, we’ll take a deep dive into the finances of various senior housing options. In our third session, which will be in-person and open only to UWRA members, you’ll be able to ask your questions to a panel of UW retirees who have made a variety of choices about retirement living.


Heather Young ’91, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis

UW alumna Heather Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a nurse leader, educator, scientist and nationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and rural health care. Young is national director of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Program for Nurse Leaders and Innovators and a professor in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Young researches healthy aging with a particular focus on the interface between individuals, family and formal health care systems. She is a Senior Policy Fellow with the AARP Public Policy Institute focusing on policy and systems supports for family caregivers.

Young is co-author (with Rheba de Tornyay) of Choices: Making a Good Move to a Retirement Community.