housing

This term is used as a categorization of articles and posts about emerging types of housing -- for example, NORCs, Virtual Villages and Co-housing -- that may be the preferred alternatives for baby boomers and beyond.

Some aging Baby Boomers will upsize, not downsize, if they move at all, poll finds

Most of 4000 baby boomers surveyed don’t plan to move, and if they do, they don’t necessarily plan to downsize.

10/30/2014

New Avenue -- Building for Tomorrow

09/01/2014
$1,000,000 in Passive Income over 20+ Years OR $250k in Savings in just 5 years

 

 

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CCRC Sees Future as Angie’s List of Senior Living

CCRC (one) sees future as 'Angie's List of Senior Living.'   Lots of talk about this forever, but still virtually none are offering virtual senior living.

04/09/2014

57% of Baby boomers want to move out of their current house

Buy a lower-maintenance home, work part-time in retirement.

04/09/2014

The childless plan for their fading days

As childless people age, it raises questions of who will care for them, as well as issues of housing arrangements.

02/14/2014

The Village Movement -- as it grows, grow the tech depth as well

Beacon Hill Village created a concept out of need...  Last week a PBS broadcast was dedicated to the topic of aging in place within the pioneer community of the ‘Village’ movement – Beacon Hill Village, launched 12 years ago by Judy Willett to help seniors stay in their homes longer. That’s not a small trick if you consider that Beacon Hill is a neighborhood of steep cobblestone streets, no easy-in subway stop, and --- argggh – every year, residents – most are in their 70’s -- must cope with winter! Today Beacon Hill Village has 400 members who benefit from aggregated services that include "social clubs, weekly exercise classes and lectures, transportation to doctors’ offices and grocery stores, and access to reduced-fee home medical care and home repair services." >>> Read more . . .

As Housing Market Thaws, Seniors Once Again Willing to Move

Are there positive signs for the senior housing industry?

06/21/2013

The future of aging is more newsworthy than the present

Groundhog Day --the future resurfaces regularly.  The UK media just discovered the granny pod, four years after a similar granny cottage concept appeared, And this new discovery comes three years after AARP discovered MedCottage, which AARP described as a portable alternative to nursing homes (seriously, folks?). Ditto on companion robots (including the ever-popular Paro) from the same UK article. Can you believe it? Companion robots are just around the corner, and the future is just ahead. Says the Financial Times writer: "People are living longer and the result, according to the UN, is that there will be two billion people aged over 60 worldwide by 2050."  Let’s see, doth a projection 37 years from now a market make? Even if you buy that being over 60 constitutes a candidate customer for a MedCottage or companion robot (seriously?), it must be just too hard to find a number of how many would benefit today. That’s because caregiving robots of today are still in the experimental stage (even though nurses may prefer them to people). >>> Read more . . .

A choice of community care but in your own home

Continuing care (CCRC) without walls -- in your own home.

09/17/2012

US should make 'life-long homes' a priority

Cisneros, who now runs a company specializing in urban real estate, spent an hour discussing his thoughts about aging in place.

08/17/2012
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