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Experiencing 65, as a 40 year old – The AGING SUIT

Last week I went into Seattle to the Abodian showroom.  I was invited, as an “Aging in Place Specialist” to come in and try on their rented “AGE Exploration Suit” as part of a presentation on learning more about Aging in Place and Universal Design features of their industry’s leading-edge technology, in cabinetry and storage solutions […]

Austin votes for “sticks” vs. “carrots” with Zero-Step Ordinance

In a 6-1 vote this week, the Austin city council passed an ordinance that moves them one step toward the “age friendly” & “inclusive” world of new home construction.  But for all the passion and belief I have in this movement, I’m not sure this was the right decision for the city to make.  They will […]

EXTEND YOUR LIFE AT HOME – SAFER, HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, WEALTHIER, and LONGER

I’ve touched on this in many different ways over the last 18 months since we started EtMM as a website in early 2012.  But I felt this was a good time to summarize and get to some of the main clear points of why this is our mission statement (click for a short video on why […]

BUILDERS are Missing the A.I.P. BOAT

I spoke today at the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) for their state-wide conference in SeaTac (Seattle / Tacoma) as the keynote presenter for the 50+ forum session.  A sincere thank you to the organizers for the invitation to share our passion and message about “Aging in Place”, we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to Consider AHEAD of Hiring a CAPS Architect

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 […]

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” […]

Don’t SLIP… One FALL could land you in BANKRUPTCY!

“Prevention is one of the few known ways to reduce demand for health and aged care services.” — Julie Bishop I had a discussion recently with a family friend over lunch, who was struggling with a grim reality.  They were discussing the possibility that they needed to consult with a Bankruptcy attorney or quit paying their […]