aging in place

Surrounded by too much stuff? Incorporating this morbid-sounding technique could help.

William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” For most, that’s easier said than done.  Last...
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Universal design basics for aging in place… good for all ages and abilities

Many people think of universal design as design for aging in place. It is that… but also much more than that. Universal design is good design for all ages and...
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TowerLight in St. Louis Park… innovative intergenerational approach to seniors and child care

When I attended a Senior Housing Summit a couple months ago it also included an optional visit to TowerLight in St. Louis Park. I had driven by this new senior...
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Award-winning Aging-in-Place House Plans

At a recent party I found myself discussing 'aging-in-place'… something that wouldn't have likely happened even 10 years ago because people weren't often thinking in those terms. Now, Baby Boomers...
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Low-cost safety improvements for aging in place

Many people want to stay in their current homes as long as possible and age in place. Sometimes major home renovations may be required, but here are some inexpensive tips...
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7 characteristics of communities good for Aging in Place

One-level living is something many Baby Boomers are looking for as they buy properties where they plan to age in place. But successful aging in place goes beyond the home...
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You may be surprised by the #1 feature buyers want for Aging in Place

The #1 preferred home feature buyers want for aging in place is high-speed Internet access! According to a study by MetLife Mature Market Institute and the National Association of Home...
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What is the difference between Universal Design and Aging-in-Place Remodeling?

Universal design refers to building design elements that make a home accessible to all people, regardless of age or ability. It is most common in new buildings, and looking ahead...
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