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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 […]

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 […]

“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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]