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Aging-in-PALACE© now UP

 

Aging in PALACE is now UP at Kindle. (eReader-30pps,5,500 words)


The notion that age-friendly homes are unattractive is a misconception.

The term, “aging-in-place” may (unintentionally) carry a negative connotation, at least in the view of responders to a poll taken by researchers at The Sage Companion eZine, a not-for-profit publication where some readers expressed concern that accessible homes were “ugly” and not desirable

One even wrote to say it brought to mind “a really-really-really bad-smelling hunk of molding cheese set aside in the pantry and forgotten.” Oh Dear!  That is not a pleasant image!  I wouldn’t want that to happen to me, would you? What’s a mother to do?

Let’s talk about choices.

It feels to me that this does involve information-gathering, planning, deciding to live comfortably in a “feathered nest” - a home that can work over a lifespan that is both functional and beautiful.

 

That would be like Aging-in—a-P A L A C E©! And that option is available. Today’s consumers are sensitive to subtle elegance and beautiful décor.  Older adults have tremendous buying power today, and  more often than not choose to avoid “retirement homes” preferring to age-at-home. 

What part do REALTORS® and related professionals play in this process? We can let people know their choices. .. inspire older adults and members of the “Greatest”(1914-1929)  “Lucky Few” (1929-1945) and Baby Boomer (1946- 1964) generations and their families

to plan ahead, and to help each of us to live in a home of our CHOICE that is designed not only for functionality, but for comfort and beauty.   ... “aging-in-place”  -or as I call it- “Aging-in-P A L A C E©.”

This small eBook is entitled, Aging-in-PALACE©- a Quick Start Guide -I was surprised when checking on the availability of the eBook to find the following articles I had written a number of years ago- on the same subject-different perspectives...


Green building is a trend to watch: janeAnne Narrin explores the growing interest in creating eco-conscious homes.(green home resource[TM]: GREEN ROOTS)

 

Land: a green investment.(green home resource[TM]: GREEN ROOTS)

 

Natural neighborhoods: eco- and generation-conscious: explore with janeAnne Narrin how co-housing is just the thing for every generation.(green home ... ROOTS): An article from: New Life Journal by JaneAnne Narrin

 

Native landscape restoration: it's not just landscaping anymore: janeAnne Narrin continues her conservation conversation with ecologist Kevin ... ROOTS): An article from: New Life Journal by JaneAnne Narrin (Aug 10, 2007)

 

Healing views: janeAnne Narrin investigates the wellness connection between perspective and possibilities for sustainability.(GREEN ROOTS): An article from: New Life Journal by JaneAnne Narrin (Aug 13, 2007)

Greening up: save energy and stay healthy with our columnist JaneAnne Narrin.(green home resource[TM]: GREEN ROOTS): An article from: New Life Journal by JaneAnne Narrin (Oct 3, 2007)

 

The sounds, subtleties and stewardship of living green: find your ability to create positive momentum for our planet with janeAnne Narrin.(green home ... ROOTS): An article from: New Life Journal
by JaneAnne Narrin (Nov 27, 2007)



HERE'S TO Aging-in-PALACE© -where function, comfort, and beauty coexist.

 

All the Best,

janeAnne

 

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True Guide to AGING IN PALACE eBooklet Becomes Amazon Best Seller

 
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Aging in PaLACE eBooklet

 

"Helpful starting points for talking about and designing
a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home."

 

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Comments

Hi janeAnne... I am enjoying your series on aging the do's and dont's.  Aging is a fact we will all face if we are lucky to live long enough....  

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

janeAnne-count me in-I would love a copy, nice cover. Thanks.

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 7 years ago

JaneAnne I so love what you are doing with this niche. and yes I would love a copy of your e-book.

I agree with you that getting older is no reason not have a elegant home.  The title of your e-book is spot on.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne, the more I read your posts about this subject, the more I come to the conclusion that aging and getting old are not necessarily the same.  I prefer the term aging as in "getting better", it just seems to carry a more positive connotation.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 7 years ago

janeAnne - I concur with Silvia 100%!  Aging and getting old are NOT the same.  Give my Father two glasses of wine and I'll give you proof:)  Wonderful niche market!!

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 7 years ago

John~

 

Love the idea of aging-at-HOME...it feels human, you know, and respectful...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Adrian~ Hope you got the PDF OK =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Hi Jennifer~ Thanks so much. It is a niche that we all may find of interest- if we are lucky enough to live long enough, as John s ays.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Silvia and Jason...I totally agree...I hope that the title conveys that message, too.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

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