I saw it happen. It was last Saturday, in fact. Builders were talking to appraisers and real estate brokers were talking to each other. And they were discussing something that has not been on the front-and-center thinking for many of them–ever. They were connecting on the idea of “age-friendly” living and the concept of universal [...]
About This BlogSharon and Howard Johnson are Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) with the National Association of Home Builders who have launched a nonprofit organization, Age Friendly Innovators Inc. (www.agefriendlyinnovators.org)
They are passionate about the importance of older adults aging in place in a home of your own and have practical and provocative ideas about how to make that happen. Sharon is a retired Oregon State University educator who has developed dozens of award-winning programs about health and aging. She has written a weekly column for the Mail Tribune for over ten years.
Howard is semi-retired from his international work in marine conservation. In 2010 he was named a Purpose Prize Fellow by Encore.org as a "social innovator."