age friendly homes

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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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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Provocateurs?

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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How Aging in Place is Different?

March 18, 2016
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Aging in Place might be called present time planning. This idea came from a nearly mind blowing conversation with Barb Stucki last week. She explained how the current discussion to fix long term care financing impedes efforts to seek better solutions to housing and care issues. Three recent reports from respected aging issues sources, summarized… Continue Reading How Aging in Place is Different?

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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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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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