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The Twilight Zone of Care Transition

December 4, 2012
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We will not get out of the twilight zone of care transition disorganization by muddling forward. Our current situation is depicted very well in this recent Washington Post Health Section article, Out of the Hospital and Into the Abyss. There must be a real effort to make the right tools available to the right people… Continue Reading The Twilight Zone of Care Transition

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Graceful Aging on You Tube

October 17, 2012
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Gregory Bator is a good guy  dedicated to information video on Graceful Aging. He did a really good job interviewing my friend Patrick Roden of AginginPlace.com and me. Check out ‘Aging in Place, An Improved Place’

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Reading Glasses to Skin the Cat

August 7, 2012
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I often talk in metaphors. Lately I have been talking about the cheap reading glasses I get at the drug store. They help me describe the complexity of aging issues and solutions. I need the glasses to read when the light is low, when the type is small and when the contrast is poor. I… Continue Reading Reading Glasses to Skin the Cat

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Ramp Camp 2012

July 5, 2012
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I have written about Ramp Camp in the past. This, I think my 8th year, went very well considering we had 90+ temperatures four days that week. It was grueling, but the kids were great and the family was thrilled. We got pretty good coverage in a local paper as well. Yachad, the organization that… Continue Reading Ramp Camp 2012

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Take the Challenge

June 16, 2012
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Those who know me will be surprised I am tired of talking. Not tired of talking exactly. Tired of talking without results. To reduce my frustration I am now issuing a challenge when I give presentations. I ask for a show of hands for those will commit to making the changes, taking the steps- DO… Continue Reading Take the Challenge

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Yugos are not Mercedes

May 25, 2012

Yes it may seem obvious, but what are the differences? They are in the same category…car or personal transportation, but Yugo does that one thing….basic transportation…… and Mercedes? It does more. It has convenience, safety, security, comfort, status. I bring this up because people offering just one thing that is cheaper than Assisted Living are… Continue Reading Yugos are not Mercedes

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Wall Street Journal Article Skips Past Opportunity

March 21, 2012
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There is something missing from the conversation. It is not the monitors. It is not the home modifications remodeling. It is not the home health, meals delivery or adult day care.  This Wall Street Journal article glides past the paragraph that hints at the opportunity. It is the management hub for Aging in Place 2.0.… Continue Reading Wall Street Journal Article Skips Past Opportunity

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Very Good Universal Design Interview

February 8, 2012
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My good friend Dick Duncan of the R.L. Mace Institute is interviewed about Universal Design in this issue of  Remodeling. The topic is rarely covered well, but Dick gets all the point across here.

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2nd Annual Universal Design Day at NAHB/IBS 2012

February 6, 2012
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I‘m heading to Orlando this week for the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builder’s Show. I will be part of the second annual Universal Design Day education and show floor tours. Last year’s activities were very well received so we are repeating it.

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Recent Press

January 24, 2012
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I am remiss. I don’t have a PRESS button my site or blog. Some friends asked me recently about a couple articles in which I have been quoted. As many of my lovely and dear friends and supporters do – these folks chastised me for not making more of these opportunities to toot my own… Continue Reading Recent Press

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