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Aging in Place: Niche Retirement

It's called "Legend's Landing" an assisted living center for aging Hall of Fame football players. "It's part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers whose bodies — and possibly brains — have been bruised by the game," says David Baker, President of the Football Hall of Fame. Social Gerontologist, Ed Rosenberg who studies athletes in transition, thinks the Hall of Fame retirement center has some merit.

The Meaning of Ageing in Place

From The Gerontologist published October 7, 2011, I read a research article title: The Meaning of “Ageing in Place” to Older People. The study was an attempt to illuminate the concept of “ageing in place” in terms of functional, symbolic, and emotional attachments and meanings of homes, neighborhoods, and communities (p.1). The researchers were attempting to get at the heart of how older people understand the meaning of “ageing in place.”

The Power of Negative Visualization for Aging in Place

Here's where Aging in Place and Negative Visualization come into play; visualize losing your independence (the unthinkable) and reflect on how much you would miss it. Know that the Ancient Stoic Philosophers saw their role a guides to the Good Life and Negative Visualization was the most powerful tool to the goal. Thinking about loss can lead to a better life now.

Aging in Place: BIG Problem-BIG opportunity (for Women)

The aging population in general, and aging boomer women specifically (niche), will provide unlimited opportunity for savvy-trend-aware entrepreneurs; particularly women who know what other women want and need. Goods and services will need to be taken to aging boomer women in suburbia—and who better do provide it than someone who has walked a mile in your shoes…