Universal Design for Lifelong Homes
IBM-trained technologist, marketing strategist, futurist, consumer advocate and founder of Modern Health Talk, Wayne Caswell recently said, “We bought in the suburbs for good schools, but now that we're empty-nested that's no longer the top priority. We fear that as we age and become unable to drive, we may lose independence, because there's no nearby public transportation. As it turns out, communities built for one stage in life don't always serve people in later stages. I'd like to see Universal Design concepts applied to home building and community planning ….”
We agree. Here in Beautiful Asheville we love the idea of barrier-free, open concept design where there is plenty of light and appliances are age-friendly. We refer to this as Aging in PALACE© -
As members of a team devoted to sustainable excellence, we also love the idea of , as Caswell so aptly puts it, experts on “aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and politics
assess the current state of housing and present new possibilities that realistically address the interrelated issues of housing, communities, services, and financial concerns.
As I sat at my desk this afternoon, I was excited to see his heads-up to a new book by former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and his team of experts entitled, Independent for Life. Here’s the Forward and an authorized review
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