Aging in Place Manifesto: This I Believe

A man and woman laying in bed smiling for the camera.

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt


Aging in Place

I believe 3 things about aging in place:

1) Shelter is at the core of what it means to be human.

2) As LauraL.Carstensen, Ph.D., Founding Director of theStanfordCenter on Longevity,noted: “Our environments presume youth,” therefore adaptation is required.

3) Aging-in-place is an Ecosystem, a network of interactions between living beings and their environment controlled by internal factors (mind/body) and external factors (built environment, financial, support systems, and technology)–thus, to be more independent you’re going to have to be more INTER-dependent.

This I believe,

Patrick J. Roden

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