“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The CAPS and Universal Design/Build courses will be offered this month in NYS. This is the last time they will be offered this spring. CAPS March 19 & 20, Builders Assoc. of the Hudson Valley, New Windsor NY March 26 & 27, Capitol Region Builders and Remodelers Assoc., Queensbury, NY Universal Design/Build March 22 & […]