September 2007

Aging in Place is NOT for Everyone

September 25, 2007

There. I am on record. Aging in Place is not for everyone. I have never been reluctant to say it, but some readers might think I feel differently. Aging in Place should be one of the viable options. I am an advocate for Aging in Place, It is what I know best. I’ve studied what… Continue Reading Aging in Place is NOT for Everyone

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American Society of Interior Designers Aging in Place Council

September 20, 2007

I am proud to be serving a second year on the ASID Aging in Place Council. Interior Designers are well aware of Aging in Place issues, Universal Design and the market. Through this council ASID is preparing educational materials so designers can be more responsive and responsible with all their clients. My articles along with… Continue Reading American Society of Interior Designers Aging in Place Council

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63 is the new 40.5?

September 17, 2007

The Washington Post has been blitzing our issue. They started last week with a special section called 50+. Two articles Sunday and a companion today fall under the banner “Coming of Age Graying in the Suburbs.” These articles are pretty good reporting about the nature and scale of the problem today and impressions about the… Continue Reading 63 is the new 40.5?

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What is Social Marketing? #2

September 11, 2007

I find myself telling people that TIVO is better than television. I watch without commercials. It saves time. I don’t get so grumpy from seeing the same ads over and over. Do you wonder why advertisers pay good money to have the same ad repeated over and over? The answer is quite clear. The executives… Continue Reading What is Social Marketing? #2

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Gail Sheehy writes about Caregiving in Parade Magazine

September 10, 2007

Gail Sheehy does a great job highlighting caregiving issues in yesterday’s Parade Magazine. She cites important information about who is a caregiver, the value of caregiving, the cost to income and the cost to well being. The title of the article asks what we can do. I will add some answers to her good article.… Continue Reading Gail Sheehy writes about Caregiving in Parade Magazine

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What is Social Marketing? #1

September 6, 2007

I attended a seminar at the UD21 Conference (Universal Design in the 21st Century) in Providence in 2000 lead by a university professor from Singapore. He had years of experience running programs to help students grow their awareness of life with disabilities. I was surprised when he said he was frustrated with his work. For… Continue Reading What is Social Marketing? #1

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Home Modifications & Building Codes

September 5, 2007

Some things come up over and over. One issue I see too often is tension between those trying to make homes accessible and building code officials. There are really no special guidelines that cover residential access. Too often plan review or construction inspection officials see things about which they are unsure and resort to codes… Continue Reading Home Modifications & Building Codes

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