Aging in Place
In the wake of the horrific images coming out this evening from the areas around the city of Moore, Oklahoma, we have many questions. It’s to be expected that we mourn, reflect, and consider what could have been different. It’s also normal that we think long and hard about how we could do anything to [...]
If you’ve watched a football game in the last two years, you’ve seen the M&M commercials with the song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” as the backdrop to the boy piece of candy dancing at a party, and trying to get the attention of the ladies. (It’s pretty darn funny, you should watch it [...]
So if 89% of those polled by AARP favor “Aging-In-Place” as a first priority and preference, but we are still near the bottom of a long and slow recovery in the real estate market that in some areas depreciated homes upwards of 30% in value 4-5 years ago, what are the best ways we can [...]
Whew, what a week we had in Chicago! Amazing. Inspiring. Exciting… Connecting. Presenting. Experiencing… Exhausting. That about sums up the “What’s Next Boomer Summit” and the American Society on Aging 2013 “Aging In America” national conference last week in Chicago 3/12 to 3/16. A whirlwind of new information, new businesses, new connections, and new opportunities [...]
Here come those two words again… PARADIGM SHIFT.
If we are going to act in time, we have to act now! Residential housing is not prepared for the Silver Tsunami. New Construction by builders aren’t considering ADAPTABLE houses that can be modified for better accessibility design and modifications in the future. Existing housing stock isn’t designed [...]
We’re so happy to see the technology sector taking the “bull by the horns” and leading the way in thinking about better ways to make “Aging In Place” a success at home. One of the leaders of this movement and probably the person that has the best pulse on it all, is a colleague with [...]
Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg? It’s an age-old concept of theoretical discussion of what is the CAUSE, and what is the EFFECT. At some level maybe it’s intended to be rhetorical. There is a lot of rhetoric surrounding the Baby Boomers, and this “Silver Tsunami” that is coming ashore in the U.S. [...]
Before a CAPS Certified Architect (or a home designer) is brought on board to do an in-home assessment or is tasked with designing a solution for successful “Aging In Place” allowing you, your parent/s, or your caregiving client to stay in their own home, please have the following information answered in your own mind, and [...]
The need for “Forever Homes” is a watched pot that is quickly coming to a BOIL. OUR ENTIRE SOCIETY IS AT STAKE.
We’ve spoken this common theme as an interweaving thread throughout most of our blog posts in one way or another, taking a look at the situation, the challenges, and the vast opportunities from many different angles [...]
“New to the aging in place world (in the last few years, and truly breaking into the scene full force in 2012) is Aaron D. Murphy; he is an entrepreneur (loving father of 2 beautiful kids) and an Architect focused on Aging-In-Place and Empowering the Mature Mind. Speaker, Radio Host, Educator – PASSIONATE! Aaron has energy, [...]