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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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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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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 HomesRenewedâ„¢. 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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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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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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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 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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