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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 43 million older Americans. This increased longevity is a result of nutrition, beneficial exercise, and improved healthcare. The majority of these aging Baby Boomers have little interest in moving into an assisted living community. In fact over 80% prefer remaining at home. Many of these seniors are active, but may be developing mobility issues, particularly stair climbing.

 

Baby boomers have long proclaimed their desire to stay in their homes post-retirement, a practice known as aging in place. They want to stay in the communities where they have friends, know their way
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An increasing population of seniors has resulted in a rise in residential home modifications. Retired Americans are choosing to remain in their respective homes .However for many of these individuals, stairs are proving to be a challenge. Fortunately. modern stair lifts have state of the art technology at an affordable price.
 
 
The Hamricks modified their Loganville home after Craig’s spine injury, including a porch with a dual ramp to the backyard and pool deck, which also has motorized...
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There are several safety modifications to consider when aging individuals decide to remain at home.

  
 
Most folks want to stay in their homes for as long as they can. Learn how to plan for your home safety.
AARP.ORG BY ELINOR GINZLER
 
 

A key factor that defines how well seniors will be able to “Age in Place” depends upon the adaptability of their respective homes.

 
Much of the attention on America's rapidly growing aging population is aptly focused on the need for professional, reliable caregivers to help the elderly age at home. What we might forget to consider, however, is the equally critical component of...
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Americans are living longer and prefer remaining in their respective homes.

 
 
There's no reason your parents have to leave the home they've lived in for years. With some planning, they can stay put.
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Recent AARP' research demonstrates the desire of senior Americans to continue working well into what is traditionally considered to be.retirement years.

 

A national survey of working Americans ages 50-64 on continuing to work for pay post-retirement as well as their current careers and retirement plans.
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Over 40 million Americans have surpassed the age of 65. Baby Boomers are experiencing longer and healthier lifespans than previous generations. As a result, traditional retirement age is evolving, especially regarding work.
 
 
 
“Now that we’re living so much longer, we do not know what we will be doing with all that time.”   
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Josh Shaffer of the Raleigh News & Observer recently interviewed Garner, NC resident   Rochester White 77, who has found a unique way to stay fit..
 
 
In his peak fitness, Rochester White could skip a rope 2,000 times without stopping – a muscle-ripping regimen that would punish a prizefighter.
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 Dr. Robert A. Levine, M.D. some interesting advice on healthy aging and how good habits, exercise, and interaction

We know to eat right and work out, but there are a host of lesser-known life-lengthening strategies in the book Aging Wisely by Robert A. Levine, M.D. See five of his surprising tips on staying vital as you age—”simple guidelines for people who want to age wisely [that] require minor amounts of disc…
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Career coach Bill Ellemeyer offers insight into the importance of purposeful activity during the traditional retirement years.

 
 
 
This career coach says this is what he has observed by talking with, and hearing about, people who are really enjoying retirement.  
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Before retirement is on the horizon, consider...

 
 
Don't delay doing these five things until you retire. If you do, you may find retirement is costlier and less enjoyable than it could have been.
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The growing popularity of living in a more sustainable environment is a movement in sync with the needs of an aging population.

The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives. -Native American Proverb Green Aging in Place The aging population and the “green movement” are two…
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Remaining at home is growing in popularity. AARP reported that over 85 percent of individuals age 50 and older want to "stay in my own home and never move."
 
Remaining in place by choice is growing in popularity. Surveys by the American Association of Retired Persons found that more than 85 percent…
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What causes older seniors to move from their homes into assisted living communities? Surprisingly it’s not always declining health, but rather but how age-related ailments hinder independent living. However, relatively small changes in living spaces can keep them out of nursing institutions for a longer time.

 
 
A Baltimore-based project touts a low-cost plan to extend aging in place.
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Stairlifts for Curved Stairs
 

75 million Americans (US Census Bureau, 2015)  belong to the Baby Boomers demographic group.  Today’s older Americans live differently than their parents.  However, as people age, mobility issues may surface. Yet, more than 90 percent of seniors prefer aging in place;  remaining safely at home. However, a common obstacle is staircases.  Stairs can be interior or exterior. straight or curved. Fortunately, a stairlift from Accessibility Solutions Solutions can solve any staircase configuration. Stair lifts today incorporate a reliable, smooth and quiet rack & pinion drive system for years of low maintenance use. Lift units are run on batteries that are constantly charged by the rail and use standard 110v power.  Another plus -- today’s stairlift does not require home modifications. Stair lifts whether straight or curved, attach to the stair treads not the wall -- safety  without altering the interior architecture of a house!  Accessibility Solutions’ certified technicians have been installing lifts for 20 years.

 

In this article,Capitol Hill Village — a nonprofit located in a D.C. neighborhood provides resident members with the necessary services they need to remain secure, safe, and content in their respective homes.

 
 
With increasing number of so-called 'baby boomers' reaching retirement age in US, trend toward 'aging in place' is gaining widespread popularity
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Are you a Baby Boomer and your parents are still living in their homes? Maybe it’s a good time for you to think about your own “aging in place” plan.

 
 
Most older Americans want to stay in their homes. But they'll need to renovate and it's hard to get good information on how to age in place.
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Creative expression can result in the release of healthy emotions. Look at individuals who are designing,, learning and engaging in art-infused aging.

 
This special section examines what happens to those who connect aging and art and a look at those who are making, studying and learning about artful aging.
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We know exercise helps strengthen our minds and our bodies. We know that taking on the new new challenges of technology keeps the brain sharp through middle age and beyond. http://www.nextavenue.org/why-the-new-social-media-fans-ar…/

 
 
Facebook and Twitter have seen a surge in use among those over age 65 as older Americans discover technology's power to connect them to loved ones.
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Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated personal finance show discusses the changing face of traditional retirement in “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life.in a recent Washington Post interview.

 
 
Boomers don't necessarily want to spend the last third of their life on the beach, says Chris Farrell, author of a book about how retirement is changing.
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A recent Aging in Place article tackles the question of how to make holiday guests feel comfortable despite mobility issues,

 
 
“Visitability” The aging in place movement embraces a concept known as “visitability” which is defined by 3 basic features:
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New Year News--  States will soon begin offering ABLE,  an investment account for people with disabilities, similar to the  529 college savings plans.

http://www.aarp.org/money/investing/info-2015/savings-plans-for-disability.html

 

Nearly 90% of seniors want to remain in place throughout their retirement years.  However, often their residences just don’t fit the needs that may arise from aging. Recently, AARP and the  AARP Foundation met with Atlantic LIVEand the Department of Housing and Urban Development to convene a summit on the future of housing.

http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2015/the-future-of-housing-jenkins.html

 

The following article offers advice on home modifications that will keep seniors in their respective homes.

 
 
Aging adults often express the desire to grow old in their own homes. Here are some tips for creating a…
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For the homebound, isolation is often a sad fact. However, the Virtual Senior Center, provides opportunities for learning and human connection
 
Friendships form easily over video chat at the Virtual Senior Center, where the course list helps prevent isolation and loneliness.
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The financial burden of age-related modifications to a home can be overwhelming. This article may help ease those costs and allow you to "age in place:"
 
 
How to pay for aging in place is a much discussed topic. Learn about several ways you can get the help you need to stay in the home of your choice.
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As more Americans express an interest in “aging in Place” it may be helpful to learn how seniors are resolving the issues of remaining in place globally. Aging in Place The IDEA Series: Learning From Other Cultures - Aging In Place.com  An overwhelming majority of aging baby boomers prefer remaining in the residence of their choice Fortunately,there are many home modifications that make “aging in place” a reality…

 

Senior-Friendly Home Additions to Help Adults Age in Place - AgingCare.com

Reconditioned Stair lifts ­­ Starting at $1,200 Installed!

The lift professionals at Accessibility Solutions (wantalift.com) understand that budget is always a consideration when considering a stair lift. That's why we can outfit your home or business with a reconditioned lift unit. These gently used stair lifts start at $1200 installed and come with a 6 month warranty. A practical, safe consideration, especially for fixed incomes.