2012

Well Said, Most E-Mailed

December 25, 2012
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Jane Brody’s New York Times Personal Health Column makes the point very well. Apparently it has resonance because it was yesterday’s most e-mailed. Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help. May 2013 be the year we step up to the plate on this issues as individuals and a national family. Happy Holidays.

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DON’T miss Universal Design Summit 5

December 10, 2012
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From garage bands to prom themes getting the name right is impossible. From the Chevy Nova’s poor showing in Mexico (No VA means doesn’t go) to the bizarre switch from Datsun to Nissan name choosing has occupied too much time, energy and conversation. In my 20+ years in home modifications, Aging in Place and Universal… Continue Reading DON’T miss Universal Design Summit 5

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Transitions 2, A Path Out of the Twilight Zone

December 10, 2012
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I recently attended the Age Tech California conference. I was a bit reluctant. I have been to so many of these things overflowing with tech products and aps claiming to have ‘the solution’. My impression when someone says they have the solution is that they are using tunnel vision to evaluate complexity. They usually don’t… Continue Reading Transitions 2, A Path Out of the Twilight Zone

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The Twilight Zone of Care Transition

December 4, 2012
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We will not get out of the twilight zone of care transition disorganization by muddling forward. Our current situation is depicted very well in this recent Washington Post Health Section article, Out of the Hospital and Into the Abyss. There must be a real effort to make the right tools available to the right people… Continue Reading The Twilight Zone of Care Transition

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Aging in Place Misconception

October 24, 2012
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One comment/question at the American Planning Association presentation prompts me to speak to a common misconception about Aging in Place. This attendee thinks larger houses should be ‘recycled’ to new families. I agree completely. I stated it in the FAQ on my site. Aging in Place does not mean you must remain in your home… Continue Reading Aging in Place Misconception

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Sustainable, Livable Communities & Aging in Place

October 18, 2012
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I presented at the American Planning Association – Delaware/Maryland Annual Conference today. I was asked onto the panel by the impressive Debra Young, an occupational therapist and owner of of Empowerability, LLC. The other esteemed panelist was Alex Chen, Ph.D., a planning professor from University of Maryland.  I learned from both of them. This was… Continue Reading Sustainable, Livable Communities & Aging in Place

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Graceful Aging on You Tube

October 17, 2012
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Gregory Bator is a good guy  dedicated to information video on Graceful Aging. He did a really good job interviewing my friend Patrick Roden of AginginPlace.com and me. Check out ‘Aging in Place, An Improved Place’

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Some Simple Economics

October 1, 2012
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I am not qualified to discuss more than simple economics. As we near the election, there is some discussion of Medicare and other senior related issues.  It’s a good idea to have our own thoughts on these issues. I wrote about some still good ideas following the last election. Here are more. Before we get… Continue Reading Some Simple Economics

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Reading Glasses to Skin the Cat

August 7, 2012
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I often talk in metaphors. Lately I have been talking about the cheap reading glasses I get at the drug store. They help me describe the complexity of aging issues and solutions. I need the glasses to read when the light is low, when the type is small and when the contrast is poor. I… Continue Reading Reading Glasses to Skin the Cat

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Paradigm Shift- When is Enough?

July 17, 2012
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Paradigm is a ‘30,000 foot’ view of the way we know the world and all we create to live in it. Pushing us to step back to that view is Michael Hodin‘s point in his Huff Post 50 piece comparing the Higgs Boson discovery to aging. The article comes along just as I was preparing… Continue Reading Paradigm Shift- When is Enough?

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