The VALUE of a Design Professional

Mom’s Out of Money, Now She’s MOVING IN

This was a real phone call I received last week from a gentleman in our Rotary club.  It’s all too common nowadays with the “Silver Tsunami” and their own “Sandwich Generation” issues they are dealing with in their own lives.  We sincerely appreciated that he thought of EtMM and ADM Architecture to help him with […]

Products for A.I.P. are “Shotgun” without the Home Designer

I’m impressed and excited about all of the R&D (Research and Development) that’s been going on for the last 10 years in the “Aging in Place” space.  There are some awesome products being created to help us all as we age, to stay in our own homes and communities for as long as possible.  The […]

Marijuana can do it – Why can’t AGING get a MAJORITY Vote?

As someone who lives in Washington State, in the last few years I’ve seen so much time, media, and grass roots effort (pun not necessarily intended…) go into making something come to fruition by a group that has been bonded together with a common cause for decades, and made a final push to get it […]

Multi-Generational Housing is Multi-Beneficial

I love the fact that my own 6 and 8 year old have been able to get to know and spend some quality time with MY grandfather, who turned 93 last month.  I’m so blessed that Carl has been such a vibrant and alive human being for so long.  I love the photos and memories […]

Standing the Test of TIME for your future A.I.P. Clients

We’ve all heard the term “holding power”.  It has many other slants, angles, and terminology as well.  “Stay-with-it-ness” and “Stick-to-it-iveness”- those are a couple of my personal favorites.  I know as a licensed architect, this can be a challenge when it comes to personal branding, exposure, prospecting, and networking time.  You have to be filling […]

The Challenge of “Selling to an Ostrich” – Aging in Place

There are days I’m sure, just like I do, that you ask yourself “Is this all worth it?” and “Can I really make a difference” as a business owner and an entrepreneur.  I get it, trust me, I do.  But I’m so passionate about my belief in the VALUE and OPPORTUNITY that successful Aging-in-Place can […]

Attunement is KEY to Serving Clients for “Aging in Place”

I read an excellent book by Mr. Daniel Pink this year, titled “DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”.  It was quite enlightening in regards to what makes people WANT to TAKE ACTION – what motivates them.  I saw this as completely applicable to the challenge of educating a nation about “Aging in Place” […]

A.I.P. ain’t just D.I.Y. – It’s NOT That SIMPLE

First of all, I’d simply like to say that I’m flattered and honored that someone from the complete other side of the country has contacted us here at EtMM in the Seattle area with a question about Aging-in-Place.  I’m pleased to see that our message is spreading, and that we are “find-able” when folks are […]

Assisted Living $4,500/month, T.P. NOT INCLUDED!?

I overheard a tough discussion last week.  A friend of mine was talking on the phone to her best girlfriend, and listening as her girlfriend (let’s call her Tara) described the horrific challenges she was dealing with in relation to her mother and the recent onset of dementia symptoms.  The symptoms, issues, and public occurrences […]

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 […]

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