THE CURRENT ISSUE

THE CURRENT ISSUE

Deliberate Design:  Universal Design & Lifelong Homes

Consider how this would look in single family homes, walkable neighborhoods, adaptive reuse, new green construction, and/or in remodeled,  barrier–free accessibility. Let’s remedy related challenges with a focus on: “Greenliving” –varied ages, diverse home environments that can meet intergenerational needs.  Many today (especially “boomers”) view this as a social imperative.
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Looking Back and Looking Forward: Possibilities & Equal Status

We gather data and turn it on its side. Possibly we may come to see the possibilities from this new perspective.We see  a culture change at hand. Looking back and looking forward, what is revealed? New ideas are evolving in terms of  multi-generational homes and communities? Cost-effective solutions?   A role of home automation and technology?  As we enter into a conversation about places in which to thrive- regardless of age, physical ability or  income level, the importance of a design for life and respect for personhood may emerge. The Sage Companion Quarterly is excited to be a small part in creating a new vision of aging.

Around the Kitchen Table: Conversations

At The Sage Companion, columnists and readers can collaborate - share bold ideas. In each issue, look for my interviews with experts from many disciplines - architectural design, CAPS, environmental psychology, gerontology, green building, physical and occupational therapy, product design, real estate and related services, specialists in universal design and the creative arts.
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Connections: Sage Companions & Contributors

Meet and connect with Dick Ambrosius - three decades working and teaching Positive Aging® (the AMBROSIUS COLUMN)

Meet and connect with Professor Charles Schewe (U Mass/Amherst) - deep knowledge of “boomer” markets and marketing. (LIGHT IN CHARLIE'S CLOSET COLUMN) .



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Lifelong Homes: In our Sage Companion poll many readers expressed concerns about the look and feel of accessible homes- those that can work for all who live there- regardless of age or physical ability. A number of readers said that accessories, such as grab bars had an institutional look and/or were just plain “ugly.” Not desirable.That's when I took any number of field trips and was happy to find that age-friendly products don't have to be unattractive.

In fact, this is a misconception. The term, “aging-in-place” may have (unintentionally) carried a negative connotation.But living comfortably in a “feathered nest” where age-friendly products are incorporated in the design of a forever home, can work over a lifespan.

I am excited about this information and so wrote a 30 page eBook about this entitled, AGING IN PaLACE.

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