Penelope Green, a reporter for the NY Times Home Section, is looking write an article featuring innovative approaches to aging in place. For example, she heard about a builder who built a cottage on his property where both his mother and mother-in-law live. I know of someone who is exploring a “Golden Girls” house: […]
Last week I taught CAPS in the Albany, NY area. One of the attendees, Kathleen Cleary, a Certified Senior Advisor, has an interesting and helpful business, Thriving in the Middle. This business name refers to the concept “sandwich generation” describing adults (typically women) caring for their own families while simultaneously caring for their aging parents, […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Check out NAHB’s current issue of CAPS Connection which focuses on aspects of Multigenerational Housing. What do you think of this issue? What do you think of the discussion of Aging in Place vs. Universal Design?
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 […]
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 […]
Learn about the Independent Transportation Network (ITN America) during a free webinar this Thursday May 24, from 2-3pm EDT.
At the International Builders Show (IBS ’12) this past February, I met a lovely young woman named Monika Weiss. She has developed an amazing website, A Friendly House, dedicated to design which removes barriers to functioning in thoughtful and beautiful ways. There are many photos of projects in their “Gallery”, and there are reviews of […]
“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 […]