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TRANSPORTATION and LOCATION, the Keys to SURVIVAL in an Aging America

There’s a great short video series out by AARP discussing “The Future of HOME Sweet HOME”, with one episode addressing the housing portion, and another addressing transportation.  I appreciate both messages in the videos, and I regularly address the home portion of “Aging-In-Place” in our own blogs. Today I want to focus more OUTSIDE the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our WINTER 2013 Newsletter is now AVAILABLE!

Our WINTER 2013 Newsletter is now AVAILABLE! Inside EtMM’s Newsletter – Issue #02 1) Our 1st “Featured Project” Segment: Sharing Aging In Place architecture projects. 2) What’s NEW at EtMM: We’re presenting at ASA in Chicago & Video Blogging! 3) Featured Building / Tech. product – Can your Cabinet Base do “double duty”? 4) Industry Stats […]

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” […]

“I Get By, With a Little Help from My Friends” (and Family)

We all know the song, we all know the lyrics, and we ALL know the BAND.  Heck, I was probably wetting my bed at 2 years old, while this song was blasting in my parents married student housing apartment unit in West Lafayette, Indiana some weekend as they were both back at Purdue University to […]

Hillary Clinton, Sure – But it STILL WON’T Happen To ME

Welcome to 2013!  We thought we’d open the year by posing a question and a challenge to our readers and online community.  You ready?  OK, here we go… (by the way, this post can be seen as a Video Blog at our YouTube Channel as well…  click HERE to view it!) It could ALL CHANGE […]

“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 […]

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