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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 […]

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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+ […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sanders: Aging-in-Place is ‘Civil Rights Issue’

February 18, 2016
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Senior issues haven’t gotten the attention they deserve in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Judging from how many candidates appeared at a recent forum on the topic, he may be right. Attendees got a taste of two candidates’ views on seniors issues at Seniors Decide 2016…”

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The Future of Housing 2, Joanne Jenkins – AARP CEO

January 27, 2016
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Jo Ann Jenkins also wrote about the AARP conference I attended and blogged about last month. She is the CEO of AARP. Ms Jenkins’ take is in the AARP bulletin. To me, it raises a big question.

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Harvard Medical School says….

June 29, 2015
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Harvard Medical School’s Health Beats lists modifying your house as the first of six ways you can prepare to age well. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing studies said about the same thing in a report I wrote about in September 2014. That was housing studies talking about housing. Not such a big deal. This […]

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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 […]

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