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Forward HO!

March 7, 2018
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I have been writing the Aging in Place Ideas blog for over 10 years. Awareness of  aging in place has blossomed. The breadth of stakeholders that should be interested is starting to be recognized.  We now have evidence about what works and why to direct our energies. From this, my focus has evolved to building… Continue Reading Forward HO!

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How YOU can support HR 1780, the Senior Accessible Housing Act

November 1, 2017
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YOUR signature is needed on the campaign to support HR 1780, the Senior Accessible Housing Act. Tax reform is in the news. Some good and bi-partisan bits may pass with the larger bill. HR 1780 is just that: bi-partisan, a really good idea, minimally controversial and broadly appealing. HomesRenewed™ will support the bill with visits… Continue Reading How YOU can support HR 1780, the Senior Accessible Housing Act

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Restart: September and Houston

September 7, 2017
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September always brings mixed feelings. Sad that our summer is over, we have the mix of excitement and dread for a return to higher activity levels. This year we are particularly upset for Hurricane Harvey’s victims.* Even those of us at a great distance and with no local relatives or dear friends are overwhelmed at… Continue Reading Restart: September and Houston

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The Say/Do Gap

August 8, 2017
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87% of Americans want to Age in Place. This repeatedly confirmed and often cited data is behind nearly every article on the older people demographic, caring for our families, preserving social security, medicare and the healthcare system or the market for home remodeling and monitoring technologies. It is, frankly, the rationale for the last 20+… Continue Reading The Say/Do Gap

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TED talk worth a listen

June 28, 2017
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Reactions to reports from the Frameworks Institute about aging issues and communications are strong and well deserved. We’ve needed these insights for a long time.  Nat Kendall-Taylor, Frameworks CEO has a new TED talk: How words change minds: The science of framing that gets at the heart of the Frameworks approach and value. Watch it!… Continue Reading TED talk worth a listen

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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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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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How is Aging in Place like UBER?

March 14, 2016
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Of course this is a good question. If we show how Aging in Place is like UBER we should get energy and investment behind aging in place because it should take off like UBER. I am not sure I had an answer before I heard Robin Chase, the co-founder of ZIPcar, speak at the Business… Continue Reading How is Aging in Place like UBER?

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