How is Aging in Place like Carry-Out?

March 16, 2016
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What? Think of it this way. Restaurant sales seem limited by the number of seats in the dining room. Some take reservations or ask people to stand in line. But any good restaurant turns people away every day. The seat limit is often far below kitchen capacity. Carry out gets more from the kitchen without… Continue Reading How is Aging in Place like Carry-Out?

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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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Technology for Aging in Place Market Overview

March 4, 2016
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Laurie Orlov has been covering Technology for Aging in Place faithfully for many years already. She knows her stuff. She doesn’t mince words, play favorites or exaggerate. Straight stuff. The latest, Market Overview 2016, is excellent. It’s free but worth a lot. Read it.

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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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Cast YOUR Vote for age-friendly home incentives

February 15, 2016
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You know we need more age friendly homes. I’m taking the first step to put tax incentives for age-friendly home improvements in front of the presidential candidates with my new organization, HomesRenewed.org. We already have incentives for solar collectors and hybrid cars – the next step is incentives for Aging in Place. I’ve done all… Continue Reading Cast YOUR Vote for age-friendly home incentives

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Age-friendly Housing Competition Solves Two Problems

February 9, 2016
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We need more age friendly housing. Most of it will come from our existing housing stock. The most direct and cheapest way to get what we need is to update individual homes. Home Today, Home Tomorrow, a design competition from Home Matters America, is focused on home renovation. With partners AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Wells… Continue Reading Age-friendly Housing Competition Solves Two Problems

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The Big Problem & Paths to Solution

February 3, 2016
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What is the biggest challenge America faces regarding aging? Housing and caring for the growing number of older Americans. Finances, transportation in urban, rural and suburban situations, isolation and attitudes about aging cannot be ignored but if we solve the big problem, Where can older people live with choice, dignity and control as health changes and… Continue Reading The Big Problem & Paths to Solution

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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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The Future (& history) of Housing /AARP

December 7, 2015
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I spent two days immersed in the AARP/ AARP Foundation /Atlantic Live event called the #FutureofHousing. Experts galore. Friends and new faces. Everyone passionate. Housing has huge problems. Demographics and growing income disparity make things worse. Yet things do change. I am bullish on what will come out of this. Most important? We were THERE!

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Innovation Summit #BIF2015

September 21, 2015
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I am processing my experience at the Business Innovation Factory annual Innovation Summit. This is their 11th year but my first time.  I did not know what to expect. Saul Kaplan, BIF’s warm, modest leader doesn’t say much but is clearly the beloved and respected catalyst. The format is unusual….. dare I say innovative? This… Continue Reading Innovation Summit #BIF2015

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