Forward HO!

by Louis on March 7, 2018

I have been writing the Aging in Place Ideas blog for over 10 years. Awareness of  aging in place has blossomed. The breadth of stakeholders that should be interested is starting to be recognized.  We now have evidence about what works and why to direct our energies. From this, my focus has evolved to building a coalition for financial incentives that encourage people to update their homes regardless of age and health. I founded HomesRenewed to pursue that strategy toward the goal of increasing the number of American houses prepared for residents of the modern lifespan.

This post marks that progress by shifting to the new HomesRenewed Team Blog. Please read it AND sign up. And join the movement to make the benefits of aging in place a realistic possibility. See you in the future!

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How YOU can support HR 1780, the Senior Accessible Housing Act

November 1, 2017
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YOUR signature is needed on the campaign to support HR 1780, the Senior Accessible Housing Act. Tax reform is in the news. Some good and bi-partisan bits may pass with the larger bill. HR 1780 is just that: bi-partisan, a really good idea, minimally controversial and broadly appealing. HomesRenewedâ„¢ will support the bill with visits […]

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Restart: September and Houston

September 7, 2017
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September always brings mixed feelings. Sad that our summer is over, we have the mix of excitement and dread for a return to higher activity levels. This year we are particularly upset for Hurricane Harvey’s victims.* Even those of us at a great distance and with no local relatives or dear friends are overwhelmed at […]

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The Say/Do Gap

August 8, 2017
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87% of Americans want to Age in Place. This repeatedly confirmed and often cited data is behind nearly every article on the older people demographic, caring for our families, preserving social security, medicare and the healthcare system or the market for home remodeling and monitoring technologies. It is, frankly, the rationale for the last 20+ […]

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TED talk worth a listen

June 28, 2017
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Reactions to reports from the Frameworks Institute about aging issues and communications are strong and well deserved. We’ve needed these insights for a long time.  Nat Kendall-Taylor, Frameworks CEO has a new TED talk: How words change minds: The science of framing that gets at the heart of the Frameworks approach and value. Watch it! […]

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Science – The Crowning Achievement

April 23, 2017
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Longevity has to be science’s crowning achievement. What is a more important purpose for our intellectual endeavors than more life? Ranking life expectancy is a common measure of cultural and national success.  ‘Achievement’ is the right word but all consequences are not positive. It is not all success if ‘crisis’ is so commonly used to […]

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Tax Day…for Home Updates?

April 18, 2017
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This is not quite a guest blog because writer Susan Kimmel is my partner in crime and vice president of HomesRenewedâ„¢. Tax Day is upon us with it’s headaches and stress of filling out all that paperwork – but the good news is that over 2/3 of Americans will be receiving a tax refund. The […]

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Aging in Place Holiday Gift

December 23, 2016
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My dear friend and colleague Patrick Roden, PhD. just put out his list of Aging in Place Influencers for 2016. I want to make an important addition at the top of the list. I nominate Dr. Patrick Roden. There is no more dedicated and passionate advocate.

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Cayman Islands Health Conference

December 13, 2016
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I was honored to speak at the 2016 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference. The entire program was open to the general public so this was not a droning professional conference. The very good information presented was balanced for consumers and professionals. I spoke about aging-in-place. What did I learn?

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Louis Receives Housing Innovation Award

September 20, 2016
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  housing, innovation, vision and economics I am honored to be among this year’s cohort of HIVE awardees. I am awed and moved by the company in which I am included. From the letter informing me of my inclusion: “HIVE is the curtain call to the cast of innovators who will shape housing today and […]

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