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. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer. .........Read more

 

 

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. .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

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 "... .........Read more

 

 

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. .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Aging in place

Members ask about housing options, from the more affordable to the high-end multi-level or cohousing communities. .........Read more
Explorer Judy reports on a recent article published by AARP which cites an example of a home designed to promote contact with neighbors and reduce the risk of isolation. .........Read more
The Saratoga explorer circle tackles the topic: What Matters Most, as it becomes harder to get out of the house? .........Read more
The Commonwealth Club explorer circle tackles the topic: What Matters Most, as it becomes harder to get out of the house? .........Read more
This explorer circle tackles the topic: What Matters Most, as it becomes harder to get out of the house? .........Read more
Explorer Geri Spieler presents some research she has done, creating a compilation of retirement lifestyles which are alternatives to the standard Assisted Living setting. .........Read more

 

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

 
Silver Spaces
 
SilverSpaces is an assessment tool designed for evaluating the safety and security of the home as we age
 
 
Silvernest
 
Silvernest, a roommate-matching service for boomers and empty nesters who have space to share.
 
 
Envoy family concierge, home services
 
Envoy’s mobile app lets family members or elders find, communicate with and pay for a prescreened family concierge.
 
 
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
 
WithMe is a mobile app for smartphones and tablets that provides social connection and support. WithMe is simple, lightweight, and esy to use.
 
 
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, 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.
 
 
senior housing, housing choices,
 
HelpGuide.org is an online non-profit guide to mental health and well-being as well as other helpful information including a guide to choosing among senior living options. Since the choices are many, following the assessment checklist can be a real help in narrowing the field of appropriate choices...
 
 
Senior's Guide to Aging at Home
 
This helpful guide covers fall prevention, home safety, fraud prevention, costs to consider, and what family members need to know.
 

 

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