Aging in Place: Choice Architecture

Aging in Place

I've been reading the intriguing New York Times Bestseller,  Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein. With a subtitle like this: "Improving Health, Wealth, and Happiness,"  I got sucked in and couldn't pass it by. After all, who isn't in pursuit of improving their health, wealth, and happiness; and they overlap perfectly with aging in place.

Aging, Visitability, and Santa

“Visitability”

The aging in place movement embraces a concept known as “visitability” which is defined by 3 basic features:

1. One zero-step entrance, at the front, side, or back of the home

2. All main floor doors (bathrooms too) have at least 32 inches of clear passage space

3. A half bath, preferably a full bath, on the main floor

These elements will make your house a “visitability” home, allowing wheelchair or other mobility challenges to be accommodated.

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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.

Aging in Place Influencers for 2014

Aging in Place

At the end of each year I think deeply about who influenced me over the past year concerning my purpose of helping others with Aging in Place. This year's group is different from those of the past because it includes not just individuals, but groups too (including relatives); and there is even a NEGATIVE influencer this year as well. As always I wish to include a disclaimer--the list is not meant to be exhaustive, in fact, it often falls sort. But if you feel you've had an impact and I've left you out--please make contact and set me straight!