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…
The line “Aging in Place” is quickly becoming a house-hold term as boomers experience what it entails to keep elderly parents buoyant.
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For our discussion here, I define "aging in place" as a dynamic self-determined process of living in a home environment safely, and INTER-dependently as you get older.
My friend and colleague has done it again...Visionary thinking on the topic of Aging in Place Changes. No one in the industry seems to have the BIG picture like Louis does--a systems approach to our topic that needs to be shared. So, here it is:
Aging in Place Influencers
At the end of each year I like to acknowledge the people and organizations who have contributed to my increased understanding and experience of aging in general; and aging-in-place specifically.
Q) What Elements do I need to achieve aging in place?
1. Your health and physical needs: Do physical or mental limits affect your ability to live at home? Are you able to get your health needs met at home?
Using Eastern philosophy for something as pragmatic as aging in place (or increasing your portfolio) may not have been its original intent, but the transferable application is worth exploration. Spiritual enlightenment is a noble endeavor, and so is remaining independent at home; both can be achieved through mindful meditation and yoga practices. We will continue to explore the cross-pollination applications of Eastern philosophy and Western application in the coming weeks.
Regardless of whether you embrace Friedan’s theories, the fact is aging is mainly a women’s issue because of longevity advantages—whatever the cause/s. This should get women thinking about the future, and thinking outside the box about aging in place options…
The paradox is that in order to stay the same, that is aging in place, you must embrace change: the aging body and the accompanying modifications to the built environment to accommodate it.