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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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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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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Crossing Silos – Aging in Place, Medical Equipment, Policy

May 2, 2016
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Aging is complex. Organizing across silos of government and industries is the secret innovation sauce needed to create systems that engage that complexity. Ignoring the complexity, wishing it isn’t true and isolated tweaks to the unsystematic legacy of the shrinking government long term care safety net are not going to cut it. We need a… Continue Reading Crossing Silos – Aging in Place, Medical Equipment, Policy

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April 22, 2016
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If we are going to have disruption we must have provocateurs. We need people with the courage to challenge us to look really hard at the realities around us, the status quo of our institutions and solutions and how we can achieve alignment. Kathryn Lawler and Ken Dychtwald fit this description. Ms. Lawler may not… Continue Reading Provocateurs?

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How is Aging in Place like Tesla?

April 8, 2016
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Tesla is making news…again! I can’t help being impressed by Elon Musk. He is a visionary, a manager, knows his way around technology, engineering, innovation, marketing and government incentives. The video introducing the Model 3 speaks loudly about leverage. Technology, human, finance. Musk consistently makes more by leverage. We should take all the advice we… Continue Reading How is Aging in Place like Tesla?

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Matthias Hollwich’s book getting good coverage —WHY?

April 6, 2016
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Matthias Hollwich’s  book, NEW AGING is getting lots of good coverage. My friends send me the NPR link many times a day. WHY? Because it is a really creative AND wonderfully novel approach to the the issues, the topic and the delivery. Matthias is a very sweet, thoughtful and creative guy. He is outside the… Continue Reading Matthias Hollwich’s book getting good coverage —WHY?

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