Aging in place (p1):

Living at home as long as possible as we age

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Analysis & Exploration: Aging in place

Cohousing: The Power of Community

Cohousing: The power of community. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer.

 

 

Retirement Living Options

When it comes to retirement living options, the question of whether to stay at home or to move often looms large. Here are the things to consider so you make the right decision.

 

 

My Plans for Avoiding the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss

My mother has severe short term memory loss.  As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits...

 

 

Fall proofing your house: a checklist

For the older adult worried about falls, one of the most important tasks is to "fall-proof" your house. There are numerous services you can retain to help with this. But how do you know they have done the right things? And, if you are the friend or family of an older adult, how can you do a "...

 

 

Joe Maxwell's Universal Design Kitchen

This article describes a piece of universal design (a kitchen) from 83 yr old designer Joe Maxwell. When you read about Joe's kitchen design below from the 1950's you can't help wondering why we don't see more Universal Design in mainstream products.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Aging in place

Aging at Home: Care Givers

The key to remaining in your home after experiencing some of the declines of aging is the ability to hire excellent in home care. How to do that? .........Read more

"A Big Decision"

"A Big Decision" by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

The Providence Explorers Circle is examining housing alternatives for aging adults in the months of September and October.  We found a New York Times article to be a useful framework for that discussion.

In “A Big... .........Read more

Something Worth Noting

Something Worth Noting by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

A regular feature of our meetings, members note relevant articles, new apps, a new way to do something (like putting cross-walk light changers low enough for children and peoplel in wheel chairs, as they do in parts of... .........Read more

Housing Alternatives for Later in Life

Explorer Eileen tells of lessons learned when placing a relative in assisted living. .........Read more

Social Isolation in Age: Challenges and Solutions

What is isolation? Is it a choice, a mindset or just a lack of options? For some it's something in the future, not now, but more associated with future incapacitation. Another view is from a member who likes to be alone with friends checking  in – so he may be alone, but he is not lonely.... .........Read more

Staying Independent: The Challenges, Providence

Members broke into groups of three to discuss four related questions then returned to the larger group to share their discussions.  The following summaries those discussions. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Aging in place (shared by our Explorers)

StayorMove.org

 
Stay or Move
 

Stayormove.org is a developing website intending to offer helpful guidance in the form of video clips, articles, and links to resources for those who are planning their living situations for the later years of life.

 

Mom's New Pad

 
senior relocation services
 

Mom's New Pad is a California Bay Area realtor based senior relocation service designed to address all of the major roadblocks to downsizing and moving.

 

SilverSpaces - home safety assessment tool

 
Silver Spaces
 

SilverSpaces is an assessment tool designed for evaluating the safety and security of the home as we age

 

Silvernest - Roomates for Seniors

 
Silvernest
 

Silvernest, a roommate-matching service for boomers and empty nesters who have space to share.

 

Envoy - Family Concierge Service

 
Envoy family concierge, home services
 

Envoy’s mobile app lets family members or elders find, communicate with and pay for a prescreened family concierge.

 

At Home with Growing Older (AHWGO)

 
Photo Credit: AHWGO
 

From architectural home modifications to personal improvement, Susanne Stadler leads a multidisciplinary team of professionals deeply contemplating the challenges of growing old, and leading a proactive effort to find solutions.

 

WithMe: The Easy Way to Stay In Touch Every Day

 
WithMe
 

WithMe is a mobile app for smartphones and tablets that provides social connection and support. WithMe is simple, lightweight, and esy to use.

 

NORC Blueprint

 
Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, NORC
 

This website explains NORCs, and explains how they work. NORC is an acronym for Naturally Occurring Retirement Community - a building, neighborhood, or section of a city not originally built for seniors, but where people are aging in place or have moved in to join like-minded others.

 

Village Movement: AARP Fact Sheet

 
Village, aging in place, independent living, support organization
 

This AARP Fact Sheet highlights the origin, growth, benefits, challenges and policy implications of Village organizations which are forming in hundreds of cities in the U.S.

 

 

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