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Working in aging is like reading ahead

May 15, 2014
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I often say my work in the field of aging is a lot like reading ahead in the book. I glimpse many what might happens through the lives and stories of my older clients. Is this why I am more comfortable with the evidence of my aging  – stiff and sore joints and muscles, wrinkled… Continue Reading Working in aging is like reading ahead

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Aging in Place Changes

March 6, 2014
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These are my thoughts as I prepare for the  What’s Next Boomer Business Summit and American Society on Aging conference  in San Diego next week. Since I am also attending the National Forum on Aging in Community I reviewed the current issue of Generations Journal focused on that topic. Aging in Place has changed since… Continue Reading Aging in Place Changes

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10 Action Steps for Aging in Place in 2014

January 6, 2014
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End of the year, or is it the beginning? I’m bullish that Aging in Place will advance in 2014.  How can we get the ball rolling? We need an action agenda to manage our way to a better future.  Here is my 2014 list of Ten action steps business and community can follow to encourage… Continue Reading 10 Action Steps for Aging in Place in 2014

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People Need Solutions, NOT Products

November 5, 2013
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People have problems. They need solutions. Products can be part of solutions but they are not the same thing.  I am worried about mom falling is a problem. Where and how to install grab bars, maybe the installation, along with the bar itself,  is part of a solution.  A grab bar alone is not a solution.… Continue Reading People Need Solutions, NOT Products

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Squatty Potty & Conventional Wisdom

October 8, 2013
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I‘m surprised I have the chance to write this.   I’ve written to be wary of conventional wisdom in Aging in Place Design. But I didn’t expect substantiation of my dislike of higher toilets.

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week

September 30, 2013
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It was Fall Prevention Awareness Week September 22-28,2013.  D C activities were coordinated by the DC Falls Free Coalition, headed and organized very ably by Tori Goldhammer of Living at Home Consultations. I did a presentation to a real nice group of folks at the Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center. I pulled the presentation together from… Continue Reading Fall Prevention Awareness Week

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8 Things to Consider Before Remodeling to Age in Place

July 26, 2013
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I‘ve written another post for Next Avenue, PBS’s boomer website.

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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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Remodeling Article on ‘Next Avenue’

April 17, 2013
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I hope you will agree “Why You Should Remodel to ‘Age in Place’ Now” on PBS’s Next Avenue Website takes a different tack. I look forward to your comments on their website and mine. Thanks to editor Suzanne Gerber with whom I enjoyed working on the article and to Next Avenue President Judy Diaz for  making… Continue Reading Remodeling Article on ‘Next Avenue’

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