Harvard Medical School says….

by Louis on June 29, 2015

Harvard Medical School’s Health Beats lists modifying your house as the first of six ways you can prepare to age well. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing studies said about the same thing in a report I wrote about in September 2014. That was housing studies talking about housing. Not such a big deal. This is Harvard Medical School recommending a housing solution to a health problem[click to continue…]

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Environments for Aging Conference Report

April 22, 2015
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This was the first time I attended the Environments for Aging Conference. I saw some long time colleagues and friends from the aging in place world but most who attend this conference work in the the facilities/multi-unit/purpose built side of housing and care. Of course there are contrasts between these two spheres but we share […]

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Meeting of the Ways

April 10, 2015
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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 […]

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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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