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Aging-in-Place- Myths and Mythbusters

Aging-in-Place- The Real Story

So much can grow out of life experiences - especially if they are accentuated by events of the 60s.

Many of us -approximately 90 Million in 2012, now somewhere between the ages of 50-to-80-or so, given those events, are not settling for life after retirement as lived by our parents. Instead, we fearlessly cheer for aging beautifully and well- complementary and alternative medicine, and for

innovative trends in our "At Last Homes" that utilize beautiful universal design features, and for multi-generational solutions, and for the economic power we possess- (especially women). . ..( I'm just sayin')...and so we are asking...

-Will you choose to make your home a feathered nest that works for you regardless of your age?  Good idea: Plan ahead for the home of your choice.where you can live happily, comfortably and as independently as you age-at-home..or, as I call it age-in-PALACE©

_Technology advances offer more choices for older adults. What works for you regardless of your age? ...more coming in my changing aging perspectives at home series.




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I call it age-in-PALACE©  - I love that idea.. and it is so true. We all need to spend our golden years in our PALACE.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 7 years ago

I completely agree with you, love the home you have posted.

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) over 7 years ago

janeAnn, I love Joan's "aging in palace" phrase.  I'm thinking about a move in the near future, and it will need an elevator installed to work for aging in place!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 7 years ago

Aging is way overrated, if you didn't know your age what would you do LOL, good post and happy blogging

Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

Hi Joan~


Yes...When I got to writing on the subject of "aging-in-place" it suddenly occurred to me that the term felt kind of "moldy" a hunk of cheese or something...and I thought...I'd rather AGE IN P A L A C I coined the term and have been grinning ever since.  I do think it takes some forward planning...I'm considering the Throne Room at present..<G>

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


It just makes sense to me (and to my clients) to plan for the future. The home you see is here in Asheville- really,really nice new construction w/ age-friendly features and benefits.

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 Pat!


Glad you like the phrase- check out my new tiny eBook series- "changing aging perspectives- at home" first volume is "Aging -in-PALACE" ..second is due out in October. There's a very cool Tube Elevator I've had my eye on of late...

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

My years are indeed "aging in Place".. I want to enjoy my retirement years... will check out your eBook series.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 7 years ago

I don't think many young buyers think this way but some of my middle age clients are looking for single story homes, knowing that stairs will not be welcome when they are older.  My husband and I bought our future retirement property with that in mind.

Posted by Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758 (L.A. Property Solutions) over 7 years ago
At the rate things are going we will continue to show homes when we are pushing a walker! In the first place we will never have enough savings, and second we love what we do! We all need to be around people and it is way too much fun to share to quit doing it!
Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) over 7 years ago

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