2012 Remodeling Show

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This was my first time attending the Remodeling Show and I was very impressed at how well organized it was.  A pleasure as both a speaker and attendee! I co-presented a seminar “Technology for Aging in Place:  Understand Their Needs, Expand Your Business” with my colleague, Debra Young, an Occupational Therapist, who owns EmpowerAbility. The […]

Learning from “Life’s Lessons”

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“Older people are the most credible experts available to us on how to live well through difficult times.”   -Dr. Karl Pillemer Earlier this week I was fortunate to attend a special presentation about the book and project, Life’s Lessons.  I had the pleasure of working on this project several years ago, under one of my […]

Aging & Independence book praised by NY Times

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NY Times Blog reviews and praises Independent for Life, a collaborative book project I had the pleasure to participate in, under the leadership of the Honorable Henry Cisneros.  Good readings for university course, widens the perspective of those working with seniors across all disciplines, and informative for seniors and their families.  Have you read the […]

Accessible Bathing & Beyond!

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I spent last week in beautiful Boise Idaho as a consultant to Best Bath Systems.  Best Bath brought  me out to teach CAPS and to give a seminar to nearly 40 of their residential dealers from across the country. Best Bath has been providing accessible bathing solutions for over forty years.  Owner and founder Gary […]

Ramp Movement Highlights Universal Design

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“When a physically challenged person is lifted from a wheelchair because there is no other way to facilitate his mobility in the absence of a ramp, I can’t help but think, ‘What a beautiful way to hurt an individual’s self esteem’,” says Tanzeela Khan, 21, a wheelchair user herself. This is an excerpt from an […]

Senior Friendly: Healthcare Design’s New Frontier

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With the enormous growth of the senior population, patients, visitors, and staff are increasingly over the age of 50.  We are long overdue for healthcare environments which are designed to enable the typical age-related changes which occur.  Richard Peck, editor of Healthcare Design, examines the convergence between senior design and healthcare design, citing the work of […]

Aging Boomers Limited by Community Design

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http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2012-03-25/Few-US-cities-are-ready-for-aging-baby-boomer-population/53765292/1 The obstacles and limitations faced by non-driving and reduced-driving seniors is not only limited to cities, but suburbs, and rural areas as well. Unfortunately, this article is right-we are way behind the curve in terms of meeting the needs of non-driving seniors.   The saddest part?   1-we knew this was coming, statistical data […]