June 2010

Aging in Place & Ramp Camp

June 28, 2010

I am leading ramp camp this week. I work with a group of high school kids who get community service credit for building an access ramp. In all the years past I have done this the client needed the ramp. The students/kids/campers learned to use power tools and learned about someone different than themselves and… Continue Reading Aging in Place & Ramp Camp

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Aging in Place and Dominoes

June 24, 2010

Aging in Place is not a game. It is serious business about dignity, independence, home, national budget and cultural responsibility. Some people think dominoes is a game or a toy but dominoes are also an important and familiar metaphor that works for Aging in Place. You stand dominoes up, and poking one knocks them all… Continue Reading Aging in Place and Dominoes

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Aging in Place: Motivation to Prepare #1

June 21, 2010

One thing I do know. Aging in Place is really difficult if you don’t prepare, at least your house. How do we get people to prepare? That, friends, is the big mystery. This weekend I spoke to a group at an event sponsored by Burning Tree Village, one of the local villages modeled after Beacon… Continue Reading Aging in Place: Motivation to Prepare #1

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Falls Steal Dreams

June 14, 2010

Falls Steal Dreams. One minute you are happy. The next you are hurt, in pain, hospitalized, facing surgery, rehab, convalescence, exposure to infection, loss of conditioning, fear and the unknown. Is there anyone who does not want to avoid that? Falls are often life changing events. At how many funerals do people comment that the… Continue Reading Falls Steal Dreams

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Sustainability and Aging in Place

June 11, 2010

Sustainability is pretty good buzz now. What is it? “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”image and definition from Wikipedia How does that relate to Aging in Place? In terms of homes, Aging in Place is about updating and… Continue Reading Sustainability and Aging in Place

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Rebuilding Together and Aging in Place- FOCUS!

June 9, 2010

My association with Rebuilding Together (RT) goes back many years. I was a volunteer and then a house captain with the DC affiliate. Then in about 1997 I was hired by the national office in conjunction with a grant from the US Administration on Aging to develop a course about Aging in Place and home… Continue Reading Rebuilding Together and Aging in Place- FOCUS!

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