Meeting of the Ways

by Louis on April 10, 2015

The annual Environments for Aging conference, in Baltimore this year April 18-21, is the only place where folks from the senior housing facilities world get together with folks from the Aging in Place/Long Term Care @Home world. This conference is a shining example of reaching across the aisle to learn, share and grow from those with different experience and strategies. [click to continue…]


Aging in Community at American Society on Aging

March 20, 2015
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I attended the very first Aging in Place ‘track’ at the American Society on Aging annual conference more than 20 years ago. There were four or five sessions in the track. The same six of us trooped together from session to session…that was all there was and we were all there was too. This year […]

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Aging in Place on Radio

March 13, 2015
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I strongly recommend this great talk radio discussion on Aging in Place. Star interviewer Kojo Nnamdi had wise architect/commentator/cartoonist Roger K.Lewis and DC Office on Aging head Dr.  John Thompson in for a  thoughtful, on point exploration of the issues. I encourage you to listen.

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Why not use Behavioral Economics?

February 20, 2015
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Not being an economist I never really thought people act rationally. I don’t. I don’t know anyone who does. Most people go with their gut…otherwise we would all buy the same stuff, take the same vacations. That doesn’t mean we can’t know about buying patterns and decisions. The newish field of Behavioral Economics gets a […]

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Aging in: Place?/Community?/???

January 5, 2015
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Language is important. Aging in Place and Aging in Community mean different things to each person who hears them. Then think about livable community, age friendly city, encore careers, productive aging and many other descriptors. Which is the right approach to aging for society and individuals? And which verbage to describe that to whom? I […]

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Learned in 2014

December 18, 2014
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At the risk of being a pariah in aging circles I see my most significant 2014 lessons bucking mainstream aging network mindset, policy and funding priorities. Dots are emerging. Our job is to connect those dots for good change. 1. Too much of gerontology – the field of study, the service offerings and infrastructure and […]

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But do they know the territory?

December 8, 2014
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I was entranced by The Music Man as a kid. The story is great. The music is wonderful. I love the opening scene with the ‘clickety clackety’ of salesmen rhythmically complaining about a guy who “doesn’t know the territory”. I was reminded of it the other day talking to two entrepreneurs at an Aging 2pint0 […]

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Re-Inventing Long Term Care

November 24, 2014
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Frankly I’m surprised Howard Gleckman writes such uninspired commentary when reporting about the troubled Long Term Care Insurance business. His report about Genworth’s troubles does not get out of the silo where the trouble lies. Gleckman’s book,  Caring for Our Parents is subtitled, Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health […]

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Health, Design, Long Term Care in 1 Place

November 17, 2014
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Respected journalist and executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, David Shribman, put together an unusual panel for the paper’s Building a Healthier Pittsburgh forum. The panel includes an architect, a health services administrator, a geriatric specialist..and me, a Long Term Care@Home/Aging in Place expert. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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If ya can’t beat em, Join em!

October 21, 2014
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The senior housing business is both growing and coming out of a slump. Clearly change is in the wind. There is little doubt Long Term Care @HOME 

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