February 2010

Boomers- What will be our impact!

February 26, 2010

I previewed bits of the upcoming CNBC /Tom Brokaw special report on boomers. Studying cohorts we know boomers are a huge cohort with a changing impact on everything they touch. Boomer are often called demanding. How will boomers impact housing and care as we get older? I am no seer but I’ve staked my career… Continue Reading Boomers- What will be our impact!

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Aging in Place -always another way

February 14, 2010

I have become friends with a lot of clients over the years. One who inspired me continuously, Karen Pitelka, helped me see that “there is always another way”. Karen said this as part of an amazing attitude toward her disabilities. About another client who was pretty depressed Karen once said “You mean he doesn’t see… Continue Reading Aging in Place -always another way

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Aging in Place- Let's Make it Easy!

February 11, 2010

Working with the simple definition: Aging in Place is NOT being forced from your home due to a health crisis; we know that many folks who want to Age in Place are not able to do it. Families are frustrated because trying is too hard and the alternatives shame us. Almost anyone who has worked… Continue Reading Aging in Place- Let's Make it Easy!

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Universal Design in Clothing

February 4, 2010

I am very impressed with SOFT Clothing for All Children. It exemplifies the process and result of Universal Design. A need is recognized in a smaller part of the population and the solution is a benefit to all. No extra cost, just great ideas that advance the way things can be. My hat is off… Continue Reading Universal Design in Clothing

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Where do I get…What I need to Age in Place?

February 2, 2010

Frank Zappa poked fun at valley girls in 1972’s Just Another Band from LA with lyrics like“Where do I go to get my speaker’s fixed?,…..” Where to get the things we want and need is always a question. Even with google. Currently, homeowners, designers, contractors and others who are preparing for Aging in Place want… Continue Reading Where do I get…What I need to Age in Place?

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