Scenario in the Americas. While there might be something to be said for a troupe of 60 or 70 something’s living in a “retirement resort” removed from urban centres, sharing common social values and activities; from what I’ve seen that option has a limited shelf life. Communal in this case still has its boundaries around
Category Archives: aging & community design
For a couple of decades, I’ve had recurring conversations about how, through our progression of ages and stages into later life, our concepts for living arrangements might be re-envisioned. This always led straight to explore variations on forms of communal living. But in my mind it never took the form of totally segregated adult communities.
Housing for the Over 50’s – a growing North American business proposition for retirement living developers, architects and designers of interior spaces, home care providers and builders of personal care homes. It’s one we should pay attention to if we want to have a say in the design or put in a hand to help
You’re alone, single or suddenly single as a result of losing a partner and maybe on top of this you don’t have family to look out for you as you advance into later years. What do you do in this scenario to prepare for your aging at home strategy? If “a good precaution is never
When is it best to be proactive about your own “aging at home” strategy? When it’s beyond your control or when the thought first filters prominently through your brain? If you’ve faced this question with an aging parent, then you most likely know that for the most part it was sparked by something sudden –
When you are older, – what are your choices for aging at home; at the point where mobility becomes an issue and perhaps your overall health condition has become a major factor in determining your very “declaration of independence”. As witness to this over a number of years, it wasn’t as if we as children