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Updated Dec 24, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Here are the facts. Over the past year, my husband and I have immersed ourselves in educating others about “age-friendly” living and “life-long” housing. We launched a non-profit organization whose name (Age-Friendly Innovators Inc.) shouts our intentions. We built a home using universal design principles and tour people through to demonstrate the easier living that [...]

Posted Dec 22, 2014 at 12:42 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKThe new year is a great time to start fresh. Many people commit to exercise more, stress less or make healthier food choices. Incorporating small, sustainable changes, versus dramatic, large-scale...

Updated Dec 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM

If you have read our previous blogs you know that Sharon and I have been very involved in issues related to universal design and aging-in-place.  Our journey began in the summer of 2012 when we took the three-day National Association of Home...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

TIP OF THE WEEKHello, winter! The days of sunny carefree runs are long gone thanks to snowy and slippery conditions. Thankfully, the trusty treadmill is not a one trick pony. Mix up your workout these four ways to...

Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM

We are nearing winter solstice (December 21st) a day that will be the shortest in this cycle around the sun, a day with more darkness than light. When I think of this celestial event it reminds me of the expression, “a dark night of the soul” and...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

What I know of Christmas today is certainly different than what I knew as a child. Like most kids, then and now, I was really caught up in the magic of the holiday: the Christmas tree, decorations, presents, special treats, and being out of school...

Updated Dec 13, 2014 at 7:20 AM

What I am about to tell you could save your life or the life of a loved one.  We all know about seat belts and how they save lives.  Seat belts are standard equipment in cars these days and “buckling up” is the law.  No, this blog is not...

Posted Dec 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

TIP OF THE WEEKDo you reach for comfort foods or junk food when you’re stressed? You know you shouldn't, but you probably feel you need something to help you during that intense period. With a few tips from culinary...

Updated Dec 8, 2014 at 7:37 AM

I’ve have been at it for almost an hour. Dad Gum It. I am increasingly exasperated as I try to unsubscribe to websites sending me unsolicited email messages. I woke up this morning determined to do something dramatic to end the relentless...

Updated Dec 7, 2014 at 12:16 PM

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” Jane Howard As an only child, who lost both of my parents by the time I was 25, I have long struggled with a sense that I...

Posted Dec 3, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Some parents have difficulty expressing their emotions, specifically, telling their children that they love them. Although children need to be aware that Mom or Dad love them, do they continually need to be told? Many factors are involved in the...

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