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Senior Housing Operators Move into Community Services 2

February 7, 2013
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Who is the Client? More specifically, does knowing your senior housing facility client help you move into community services? Most senior operators know they will never get a serious look from much more than 5%, the accepted industry statistic for market penetration. The remaining 95% is mighty tempting. Their age related health issues and needs… Continue Reading Senior Housing Operators Move into Community Services 2

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NPR Aging in Place series

August 23, 2010
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A four part NPR series by Jennifer Ludden on Aging in Place starts today. The first segment is a very good story that refers to a few families who are planning to age in place. I found one key line to be: “They know they will need help and they have a plan for that… Continue Reading NPR Aging in Place series

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Grass Roots Aging in Place- Diversity

July 8, 2010
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As concepts and ideas make their way through time they change reflecting new interpretations and input. Sometimes the originators are upset that their ideas are misunderstood. Sometimes the followers are proud to promote their innovation. The village movement is one of these evolving concepts.

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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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NORCs / Villages – What's the DIF?: Intentionality

November 11, 2009

NORCs and Villages are both hot topics. What is the difference? How do they relate? NORC, Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, just happens. People move to an area, grow older and the result is a NORC. A Washington, D.C. example is upper Connecticut Avenue. The apartment rich area and surrounding neighborhoods became popular as the area… Continue Reading NORCs / Villages – What's the DIF?: Intentionality

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New York Times article on Aging in Place

August 16, 2007

The August 14, 2007 News York Times front page story on village communities for older residents is a strong indicator that Aging in Place is becoming current. It is also a good opportunity for me to start this blog I have been planning for the past few months. Why is Aging in Place so important?… Continue Reading New York Times article on Aging in Place

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