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Re-Zoning our Nation for “Aging In Place”

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 […]

R&D, Product Integration = Successful “Aging In Place”

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 […]

“House or Health” – Chicken or Egg?

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. […]

City Design for ALL AGES – Our SOCIETY is at Stake

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 […]

Aging in Place Influencers of 2012 by Dr. Roden

“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, […]

Senior Housing admits “Aging In Place” is the FIRST CHOICE

It’s sure nice to see the senior housing industry admitting what we REALLY WANT. I just read this article this morning, and I had to share it with our community! 8 trends shaping today’s senior housing is a great article covering what’s happening in our industry related to senior housing.  BUT, let’s take a look at the […]

Design Solutions for Aging in Place – BIG PICTURE

For those of you that are truly intrigued and fascinated by the changing world around us and the wave of “Aging In Place” for our future, I’m going to recommend that you block out the time and actually watch this YouTube video in its entirety (1:27 long) if you want some of the in-depth knowledge […]

Can’t We Be More Creative than Granny PODS?

OK, so you know “Aging In Place” is trendy, popular, and timely as a topic… when it’s on the COLBERT REPORT!  (and you know it’s okay to laugh a little bit about the fact that we ARE all AGING, whether we want to admit it or not).  It’s kind of like knowing “you’ve MADE IT” […]

“Aging In Place” at Home Saves $Millions$ at Work

“A Met Life Mature Market Institute study indicates lost productivity from caregiving duties costs employers up to $33.6 billion annually.” – darts1.org On our most recent Encore Living Radio show we interviewed Suzanne Perkins-Newman, CEO of AnswersForElders.com.  She stated that there were currently 42 million people in the U.S. spending 20+ hours per week caring for […]

EtMM Podcast: CCRC’s vs. Aging In Place

Interview: w/ Mr. Robert Love, Love and Company –  Listen now: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] EtMM had an exciting conversation recently that stemmed from my asking a challenging question during a panelist webinar I’d tuned into online, related to retirement communities.  My question about “Where’s the ladder propped?” which questioned why there was a multi-billion […]

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