Aging doesn’t have to mean moving. Some older Americans choose to age in place. A home with stairs in it isn’t a bad thing. Walking up and down stairs is great exercise. In fact, some people go to the gym and use a stair stepper and climber equipment to strengthen their legs.
Stairways can be kept safe with lighting, and railings. No-slip strips can be put on indoor or outdoor stairways.
I read an article that states that 66% of ninety-year-olds have trouble with stairs. That means that 34% of 90-year-olds can handle the stairs. Taking the stairs whenever possible at home or work is a great way to keep legs strong for those who want to be in the 34%.