October 2010

Aging in Place- 5 Items for New Homes

October 29, 2010
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Iwas on a call today with some of the key Universal Design experts and advocates preparing for the special UD day planned by the 50+ Council for this year’s International Builder’s Show in Orlando January 12. It is a great and energetic group. UD is coming of age! During the call I looked up a… Continue Reading Aging in Place- 5 Items for New Homes

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Aging in Place- the Villages

October 27, 2010
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The Village movement continues to be a bright spot demonstrating American Democracy at it’s finest.  These new ‘Village People” are saying, “We know how we want it so we will do it ourselves. AARP has done some research about how villages work. Lots is happening, the Village to Village Network has a map on their… Continue Reading Aging in Place- the Villages

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Aging in Place- Opportunity in Detroit

October 22, 2010
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Paul Bridgewater, the head of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging is excited about improving the city,  the neighborhoods but mostly the lives of Detroit’s older citizens. Many would expect him to be depressed. The statistics for Detroit’s elderly are in line with the employment, economic, literacy and other indicators. Dreary.  But Bridgewater is working… Continue Reading Aging in Place- Opportunity in Detroit

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Aging in Place- ECHO Housing- Guest Post

October 19, 2010
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I had some experience in the mid 90’s with the ECHO (Elder Cottage Housing Option) idea. There was one pre-fab unit on the market but the numbers and logistics did not work for my client. I am really impressed that I know of  four on the market right now! As I started to write a… Continue Reading Aging in Place- ECHO Housing- Guest Post

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Universal Design Summit- Great Time!

October 14, 2010
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I recently had the pleasure of attending Universal Design Summit 4 in St Louis jointly run by the Starkloff Institute and R.L. Mace Universal Design Institute (UDI). Thanks to Colleen Starkloff, Dick Duncan, and Leslie Young for working so hard to plan and pull off such a great event.

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Aging in Place, on Retirement TV

October 7, 2010
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I was a guest for a segment of Retirement Living TV‘s Taking Care Tuesday. They taped a bunch of segments with show host Joan Lunden. What a professional! She doesn’t miss a beat. What a pleasure. Who says work is not fun?

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Aging in Place/Villages on Radio

October 4, 2010
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Kojo Nnamdi, a great talk show host on WAMU, one of DC’s public radio stations conducted a great conversation on the rise of the Village movement in DC. He had guests and callers from lots of points of view.

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