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message 1: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Murphy (aarondmurphy) | 2 comments Hi All - I'm fairly new to GoodReads, and soon to be a published author at the start of the year. I look forward to gaining from your insights and expertise!

Title: "Aging in Place: 5 Steps to Designing Successful Living Environments for Your Second Half of Life” - this is for the Baby Boomer and their family, the adult children, and Boomers for their own parents! Everyone is dealing with a "new 1/3 of life" in our extension of longevity, and housing isn't ready!! I'm a licensed Architect, and CAPS "Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist" as well as a speaker and radio host, passionate about educating a nation for the "Silver Tsunami" of Booomers and the need for residential housing change!

For a preview of our upcoming book, visit our website at:

Thanks for having me here!!

message 2: by Kat (new)

Kat (kat88) | 1 comments creating a suitable living space for myself (43yrs old) and my mother who increasingly needs family support is one that concerns me right now. in England bungalows for the elderly are very uniform, uninspiring and expensive in comparison to a house. We know what we want to create, two separate contemporary eco houses on a piece of land in a rural location were we can be partially self sufficient and enjoy nature in our more mature years. In England planning permission is the biggest obstacle that is preventing us right now. I would be interested in hearing more about your own personal vision for accommodation suited for the later years of life.

message 3: by Marcy (new)

Marcy (marshein) At 68, I'm hearing younger people talk about this issue and "make plans" for new and improved living environments for their own old age. I remember being 25, 30, 35, and talking the same way, honestly believing I'd be living in a feminist Utopian community with Gloria Steinem when I reached this age. Now here I am, terrified I might end up in some horrible nursing home in a decade or so. It would be amusing if it wasn't so horrible.

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