June 2013

Can an Icon Retire?

June 30, 2013
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Eleanor Smith, the ‘mother’ of the visitability movement, says she will retire this fall. Eleanor is responsible for the building of more accessible homes than anyone else. By her count, surely modest, 70,000 basically accessible homes have been built following her strategies. Knowing Eleanor as a natural advocate and savvy strategist I wonder just how… Continue Reading Can an Icon Retire?

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How Good Design Helps Graceful Aging

June 24, 2013
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I use drug store reading glasses when the light is low, the type is small or the print to paper contrast poor. When the light is good I do not need the glasses. My ability to read has to do with my eyes but it is also a function of the other factors. The situation… Continue Reading How Good Design Helps Graceful Aging

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MetLife Mature Marketing Institute closes: Laurie said IT Best.

June 5, 2013
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As noted in my comment on Laurie Orlov‘s good piece on the closing of the MetLife Mature Marketing Institute, I have been trying to figure out just what to say. Thanks to Aging in Place Technology Watch for getting it right. AND thanks and good luck to my dear friend  John Migliaccio. He was my… Continue Reading MetLife Mature Marketing Institute closes: Laurie said IT Best.

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Wisdom from Time Off?

June 2, 2013
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Do you expect to gather perspective from time away from your desk? Not an unusual thought. Blogs hovered in my brow a few times on my recent trip but nothing stunning is rushing from my fingers to this keyboard. The trip combined a family event, some business and leisure.

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