Monthly Archives: January 2015

Five “Must Haves”

Surveys clearly indicate older adults want to stay in their current home and community as they age.  However, for a variety of reasons, many over-50 households make the decision to either build a new home or purchase another, often smaller, home.  Typically the reasons given for moving are after the children leave the home (empty [...]

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Best Cities for Aging? – Not Medford

Carrying out the mission of our nonprofit organization, Age-Friendly Innovators, includes a great deal of market research.  This means looking at the demographics of aging, future housing needs of older adults and wading through a number of research papers and reports. Recently, I came across a 61-page 2014 report titled “Best Cities for Successful Aging.”  [...]

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HOME TOURS R US

We decided to call it a “demonstration” home and this is what that idea looks like in practice. So far this week we have given seven tours of our “certified Lifelong Housing” home to over a dozen people. And we are only at mid-week! One of the tours was to Janet Eastman, well-regarded Oregonian journalist [...]

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Tale of the Tape

At some point as people get older they begin to plan for the future.  Most often it is a look at their finances and retirement plans.  We also begin to think about health and legal issues and may draft an Advanced Directive to indicate our health care preferences and perhaps a Will.  There is one [...]

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