Category Archives: aging & community design

Ageing in Place: An Envisioning for Us All.

Right now thousands of older adult children of older adult parents are in decision-making mode, discussing the options for the best quality living in later life – move to an assisted living or a so-called retirement residence, or stay and accommodate living in your own home, or downsize to a smaller own home. In the

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Later Life in Condos, a New Naked City – Part 3

Condos in general have their unique dynamics – social engagement and operational finances to name but two. And those who have chosen to live in urban condo dwellings will know that there are enough issues that percolate, (and sometimes boil over), in and out of the occasion of the Annual General Meeting. Adding the aging

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Later Life in Condos, a New Naked City – Part 2

Who could argue with anyone in their later life, (as for example with the two women in their 80s featured in the CBC News piece – Vertical City), when they say they want to age in place with independence in their own condo as long as possible? After all, as one Julie Beddoes said in

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Later Life in Condos, a New Naked City – Part 1

One of the ongoing narratives in the changing face of cities is condominium development and how making that choice for living, making a home in a condo community has become, (well for some maybe) – almost an only choice reality. The decision to own or rent a condo crosses all generational, cultural and socioeconomic groups,

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Recoding a Longevity Society: Age Inclusive Communities

The evolution of community is every generation’s project. One of the main themes that has emerged strongly for me, through the nearly seven years of this blog has been what I have categorized up to now – aging and community design. Part of that story here has pivoted around the Age-Friendly Cities movement as proposed

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