Silver Tsunami

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Tips for downsizing seniors Many Americans are making the decision to downsize, whether it be moving to a smaller home or getting rid of excess stuff. While this is an excellent stride toward living more simply, it may pose specific challenges for seniors. Giving up items and moving away from familiar surroundings can be quite […]

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 […]

Big Box Aging-In-Place – Amplifying the Message!

I had a colleague share a URL with me by email this week, which took me to a web page for Lowe’s touting products for better accessibility and Universal Design.  My initial reaction was a mixed bag of feelings, but upon further reflection I find myself more excited about this when I compare the pros […]

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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