You dont have to be old to live in accessible home. But you will be old someday. Plan for it.This eReader (46 pps, word count 8,900) contains talking points for starting a conversation about aging-in-place- with style! It has a dual purpose: toMoreYou dont have to be old to live in accessible home. But you will be old someday. Plan for it.This eReader (46 pps, word count 8,900) contains talking points for starting a conversation about aging-in-place- with style!
It has a dual purpose: to inspire stakeholders- especially Post-50-People and boomers and their families to plan ahead for sustainable excellence- and- to live full lives in a home of their choice -designed not only for functionality, but for comfort and beauty.People in their powerful encore years can and do have an enormous influence on home design.
This primer, a quick start guide, highlights discussions in which all concerned can participate. It focuses on accessible design and universal design elements for lifelong comfort at home.What does this mean in terms of buying decisions and impact now and into the future? For millions of consumers who desire a comfortable retirement, that is an all-important question having to do with -Living Comfortably and with IndependenceConsumer demand indicates that people who grew up in the 60s, who have tremendous buying power today, and who seek an active lifestyle will not choose to move to “retirement homes”, but instead elect alternative solutions.
Even so, in a poll taken by researchers at The Sage Companion Quarterly Magazine, many readers expressed concern that aging-in-place in accessible homes meant an institutional-looking undesirable atmosphere.The idea that age-friendly homes are unattractive is a misconception. The term, “aging-in-place” may (unintentionally) carry a negative connotation, in the view of responders.
But living comfortably in a “feathered nest” in a home that can work over a lifespan is like Aging-in-P a L A C E.Aging in PaLACE -the subject of this quick start guide, means a comfy-cozy solution. Yes! Function, comfort, and beauty can coexist and delight - regardless of age or physical ability.WHO WE WROTE THIS PUBLICATION FORPost-50-People and Stakeholders who each day choose sustainable excellenceand thus can influence and create a new vision of aging.Natural Neighborhood DwellersFront Porch and Village Communities Developers, Builders and ResidentsCultural CreativesBuilders and Remodeling Professionals “ boomers ”and older adultsSocial networking sites especially focused for Equal StatusPeople interested in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)Family members and Caregivers who work in the home environment and desire talking points and conversation starters.Real estate professionals who work with 55+ clients and REALTORS®especially those dealing with issues of sustainability - NAR GREEN®, Senior Specialists®, EcoBrokers® Eco-Certified Real Estate Consultants