#Empowerment

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 […]

Guest Blog: Coming to Terms With Disability and Setting New Goals to Strengthen the Mind

Whether it comes by disease, accident, or simply through time, the process of accepting a serious physical disability is one of the most difficult transitions anyone can make in their life. For some people, being forced to adjust to a more sedentary lifestyle is the end of the line and they end up spending a […]

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 […]

Moore Devastation leads to MORE Questions about Pro-Active Planning and Housing Design

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 […]

I’m SEXY and I FUNCTION?

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 […]

“Forever Home” on a Budget, Starts with Common Sense

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 […]

Reflections on “Aging In America” 2013

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 […]

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. […]

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