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Envision your dwelling place  10, 20, 30 or more years down the road.Evaluate what makes sense to you. Plan a place to live for the present and in the long-term- HERE.

Styles, building techniques, and materials used to create lifelong homes may vary.  Some incorporate elevators to make the upstairs easier to access.   Some are contemporary in style. Some may be more traditional. The list goes on. Now it can become a "designed for Everyone" accomplishment.  If you are the type of person who desires an energy efficient, natural, beautiful, non-toxic and cost effective house  that can work regardless of age or physical ability read on!


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Savvy choices. Where and how we choose  to live, right now...
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Making choices about where and how we choose  to live, right now...AND INTO THE FUTURE is important.  The challenge is to make wise choices. Will those choices include an age-friendly vision of your dwelling place ? Here are four (4) questions and Sage Companion Project comments to consider.


1. QUESTION-  Are You one person who would prefer  independent living rather than assisted living?    (Y) ___ (N)___

COMMENT- Many people agree that is is wise  to plan ahead for a lifelong  place to live- so they start a conversation and include their forward thinking team keeping in mind the idea of  accessibility for all. This can add up to sustainable excellence with no sacrifice in style.

2. QUESTION-  Are older adults, and boomers actually setting an age-friendly  trend that can influence design and products soon (or even now) available to include at home?   (Y) ___ (N)___

COMMENT- Older adults, seniors and boomers are setting a trend in how homes can be sustainable, regardless of age. In fact, the Joint Center for Housing Studies- Harvard University found that there has been a surge in remodeling expenditures in which boomers in particular spent freely on remodeling projects.

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As an example, the home pictured in the photo has many universal design features and benefits. Adopting universal design elements and concepts can help to make a home a sustainable adventure over a lifetime regardless of the age of the people who live there.


Investigate starting points for talking about and designing a functional and BEAUTIFUL home. Here is a great jumping off point (below). Take an excursion with this self-guided tour - a Sage Companion Project Top 10 "aging-in-place" eBook on Kindle.




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3. QUESTION-   Does research indicate that people who desire to stay in lifelong homes must spend a great deal of money  on remodeling projects to do so?
   (Y) ___ (N) ___

COMMENT- No. In creating a spending plan, those choosing to age-in-place may put aside as little as $5.00 a week to incorporate age-friendly products. Research from NAHB shows that boomers and older adults are choosing to look ahead and to remodel. It seems that those making lifestyle choices to retain accessibility as they age understand the value of appropriate solutions. Perfect nest building and maintenance is important.  There are any number of ways this could look.


4. QUESTION-   If you decide to "age-in-place what two (2) types of remodeling and/or repair projects do you guess are the most popular?

a) bedroom__   b) bath__   c) home security__   d) kitchen__

COMMENT-  There are many options that make sense and can be of value whether you plan to build a home or remodel your current home.   Here are is a quick review of possible costs of the two (2) most popular options.


typical costs of the 2 most popular UP-FIT options

Kitchen
Easy grips- closed cell foam tubing for silverware, toothbrushes.     $15.00
Lever handles.                     $25.00
Round handle grip covers.    $10.00
Easy grab appliance knobs.  $20.00

 Bathrooms
Standard grab bars.  $30.00
Elegant grab bars.   $300.00

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Incorporating value-added changes now can facilitate where and how you choose to live in the future. It's about personal value and quality of life. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we are always on the lookout for ways to communicate this. Here is a link to our short and sweet QUICK START GUIDE. It could be a good jumping off place to consider what makes your home valuable for you- today and tomorrow.

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1. An attitude shift toward preference for lifelong homes is evident.

2. A new vision of  aging-in-place as Aging-in-PALACE©  is unfolding.

3. Forward planning may be key to success.

4. Envision comfort, style, home automation and inter-generational accessibility and you are half way there.

5. Forward planning today to make a home work for  tomorrow simply is a wise choice.

















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