Housing

The Housing Choice for the Future

Jane Hampton, president and senior designer of Accessibility Design in St. Louis Park, describes Universal Design as a “renaissance field.” Originally used to describe a home designed to grow old with its owners, it has become a popular term among designers. As baby boomers’ age, they’re going to force technology to keep pace with them,” Hampton stated. “They’re used to[Read More…]

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Retirement villages boom

The growth of retirement villages will allow more older people to stay independent, it was claimed today.Age Action said that many older people were attracted to the prospect of living in a secure community with access to 24-hour medical facilities.“The idea of moving out of a large house into something smaller allows you to remain independent. “You’re still in control[Read More…]

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Some Aging Baby Boomers Buying Larger Homes Instead of Retirement Condos

According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, a fast-growing segment of the 55-and-older housing market consists of big single-family homes, rather than condo or townhouse developments aimed at those wanting to downsize the size of their homes. Rather than decreasing their space, many retiring boomers may be looking only to decrease hassles, such as home maintenance, landscaping and[Read More…]

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Sunrise Senior Living to Develop Condominiums

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of senior-living services, received approval from the Dallas City Council to develop a condominium project for people aged 60 and over at 3511 North Hall Street. This luxury residence designed for seniors is expected to be complete. “Seniors today are seeking ways to build equity in real estate, but shed the burdens[Read More…]

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US: Aging Baby Boomers’ Impact on the Seniors Housing Market

US: Aging Baby Boomers’ Impact on the Seniors Housing Market

The latest publication from the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council (SAREC(R)) released today highlights the unique homebuying and selling challenges facing today’s baby boomers as they segue into their senior years “Baby Boomers: The Next Generation Seniors Market — Trends that Impact Seniors’ Home Buying and Selling Habits” is the second in a series of informational reports produced by the[Read More…]

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Baby Boomers Transforming Homes Into Special Places for Friends and Family to Visit

;The 78 million post-World War II baby boomers who are planning for the future have a much different view of what to do with their “empty nest” than their parents did. Boomers want their homes to be special places for their friends and families to visit. They want to use their homes to reunite the family once or twice a[Read More…]

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Adaptable’ Shower Access for Senior Housing

Adaptable Shower Units in Bathroom Design Allow Easy Retrofit of Safety Fixtures That Meets Senior Residents’ Changing Access Needs Although American Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and local building codes provide practical safety parameters for assisted living and senior housing facilities, providing seniors with “adaptable” bathing access that meets their changing needs deserves special attention from architects and developers as[Read More…]

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HAWAII: Baby boomers fuel housing market

HAWAII: Baby boomers fuel housing market

If location is the name of the game in real estate, this property takes the prize. With the pacific ocean in the backyard, and Diamond Head in the front. « It’s right in front of one of the best surf breaks on the island and it’s ready to be sold, ready to go, » said Stephen Cipres, from Elite Pacific Properties. The[Read More…]

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Five small indicators of trends in aging in place technology

Document sans titre By Laurie Orlov from ageinplacetech.com Times are bad. Agreed. But here are a few items that are a reminder that marketers will market and enterpreneurs will seize an opportunity when they see one. Taken individually, these items may seem unrelated. But together, they confirm the growing interest in hleping people get more out of life as they[Read More…]

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Virginia D. Nuessle (Executive Director IAHSA) : “Our mission is to connect and support ageing services providers to enhance the quality of life for the elderly”

You are the Executive Director of IAHSA, could you present your association ? IAHSA was founded in 1994 by the American Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing and today IAHSA is the only international organization whose mission is directly linked to ageing services providers. The IAHSA mission, to connect and support ageing services providers to enhance the quality[Read More…]

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