When you look at house plans, what are your top three priorities? Your choices may be based on the house you grew up in or the neighborhood where you’d like to live. With young children space might be more important. Older homeowners often want a one-story house so they don’t have to worry about stairs. … Read More
How Seniors Can Stay Home & Independent Longer
Seniors face a new set of challenges once their children grow up and leave home. Do you want to stay in a house that's bigger than you need? Do they want to move to a warmer climate once you retire?
Seniors Deciding to Stay or Move
We don't have all the answers but we monitor what's new in housing for seniors across the US. With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day (yes, that's right), builders are focused on creating communities that cater to active adults.
Making Homes Safer for Seniors
If you plan to stay in your house, be sure to check out 7 Remodeling Tips for Aging in Place. That's because you're so used to your home that you might not realize what isn't working for you any longer. And please, let us know if you think we missed any ...
Picking the Perfect Home for Retirement
It's probably been years since you bought your current house. It's hard to let go of the memories made there but it might be time. You're no longer raising children or going to work, so another location might make a huge difference in how you life your life, day to day.
We’re getting older with 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, yikes! We’re healthier and many older people are working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Most people want to stay in their homes so it’s important that we all learn about aging in place.
Starting to research senior housing options isn’t easy as it means we’re admitting we’re getting old and that’s not easy. Maybe when you’re looking at different senior housing choices for a loved one, the task is easier but ultimately the day will come when you (or they) move to a new home that supports their needs. … Read More
Retirement communities have come a very long way. No longer is retirement living barely more than a skilled facility. Today there are many retirement communities to pick from, although they’ll be different than staying in your old house and neighborhood. There are quiet, safe neighborhoods where the main differences are less work, almost zero crime, … Read More
It’s hard to decide if you want to move when you retire, and picking among many great retirement locations is even harder. What gets really interesting is when you and your significant other have conflicting priorities, at a time when your lives are shifting and the old rules don’t . It makes the discussion about … Read More
Granny pods according to the Washington Post, are a new option for senior housing and they go in your backyard. So what are they, and no they’re not at all like storage pods … and they are a lot like tiny houses. Granny pods are high-tech housing modules that enable families to keep older members of … Read More
Rarely does anyone know they’re going to need a wheelchair until there’s an emergency. It means lots of challenges figuring out how to get into/out of the car, then up the driveway/sidewalk to the front door … you get the idea. This true story is about an emergency phone call I received over Thanksgiving weekend. … Read More
Seniors are staying in their homes much longer than ever before. When they stay in the home where they raised their family, seniors are likely to remodel to add features to support their new lifestyle like a gardening center in their garage. Seniors may also move to get closer to the grandchildren and there are … Read More