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Science – The Crowning Achievement

April 23, 2017
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Longevity has to be science’s crowning achievement. What is a more important purpose for our intellectual endeavors than more life? Ranking life expectancy is a common measure of cultural and national success.  ‘Achievement’ is the right word but all consequences are not positive. It is not all success if ‘crisis’ is so commonly used to… Continue Reading Science – The Crowning Achievement

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Tax Day…for Home Updates?

April 18, 2017
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This is not quite a guest blog because writer Susan Kimmel is my partner in crime and vice president of HomesRenewed™. Tax Day is upon us with it’s headaches and stress of filling out all that paperwork – but the good news is that over 2/3 of Americans will be receiving a tax refund. The… Continue Reading Tax Day…for Home Updates?

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Aging in Place Holiday Gift

December 23, 2016
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My dear friend and colleague Patrick Roden, PhD. just put out his list of Aging in Place Influencers for 2016. I want to make an important addition at the top of the list. I nominate Dr. Patrick Roden. There is no more dedicated and passionate advocate.

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Louis Receives Housing Innovation Award

September 20, 2016
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  housing, innovation, vision and economics I am honored to be among this year’s cohort of HIVE awardees. I am awed and moved by the company in which I am included. From the letter informing me of my inclusion: “HIVE is the curtain call to the cast of innovators who will shape housing today and… Continue Reading Louis Receives Housing Innovation Award

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Game Changer! HR-5254 Senior Accessible Housing Act

June 20, 2016
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It is easy to get behind bold vision and imagination. That is why I support Representative Patrick Murphy (D-Fl-18) who introduced HR 5254 The Senior Accessible Housing Act on May 16, 2016. This gamechanging bill provides a $30,000 tax credit for home modifications. Also deserving a shout out are original co-sponsors, Representatives Bruce Poliquin (R-Me-2)… Continue Reading Game Changer! HR-5254 Senior Accessible Housing Act

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Age-friendly Housing Competition Solves Two Problems

February 9, 2016
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We need more age friendly housing. Most of it will come from our existing housing stock. The most direct and cheapest way to get what we need is to update individual homes. Home Today, Home Tomorrow, a design competition from Home Matters America, is focused on home renovation. With partners AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Wells… Continue Reading Age-friendly Housing Competition Solves Two Problems

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The Future (& history) of Housing /AARP

December 7, 2015
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I spent two days immersed in the AARP/ AARP Foundation /Atlantic Live event called the #FutureofHousing. Experts galore. Friends and new faces. Everyone passionate. Housing has huge problems. Demographics and growing income disparity make things worse. Yet things do change. I am bullish on what will come out of this. Most important? We were THERE!

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Aging in Community at American Society on Aging

March 20, 2015
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I attended the very first Aging in Place ‘track’ at the American Society on Aging annual conference more than 20 years ago. There were four or five sessions in the track. The same six of us trooped together from session to session…that was all there was and we were all there was too. This year… Continue Reading Aging in Community at American Society on Aging

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Aging in Place on Radio

March 13, 2015
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I strongly recommend this great talk radio discussion on Aging in Place. Star interviewer Kojo Nnamdi had wise architect/commentator/cartoonist Roger K.Lewis and DC Office on Aging head Dr.  John Thompson in for a  thoughtful, on point exploration of the issues. I encourage you to listen.

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Where will boomers live? Harvard says…

September 8, 2014
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Where will boomers live? The new report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation says we will live in owner occupied single family homes. Not all but way more than any other housing category. This groundbreaking report corroborates what Aging in Place advocates have known all along. Now we have… Continue Reading Where will boomers live? Harvard says…

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