Harvard Report Data at Long Term Care Insurance Conference

The new report from Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Improving America’s Housing, 2019, shows that Americans over 55 spend $152 BILLION per year on improving their homes. These people are already remodeling. It seems a no-brainer to encourage these homeowners to update their homes for “modern longevity”.  Because these folks are ready, willing and able to spend their own money, …

Finding Passion in Las Vegas

I just got back from the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas. 60,000 people attend this show! You cannot see every booth. Even with smart phones, just meeting up with friends and colleagues is a trick. I walked over 20 miles in 2 ½ days. I came away more inspired than …

Aging in Place in the News

CNBC Nightly Business Report covered aging in place this week. I was interviewed by CNBC business reporter Diana Olick. Here is the clip. More detail on the story is available in this article on the NBR site. This coverage is in reaction to a Freddie Mac report accusing seniors who are aging in place of of causing a housing shortage that keeps millennials out of the …

Sexy House Disrupts Homebuilding Market

Sexy House* is changing homebuilding. Japan’s Sekisui House is the world’s largest builder, as well as a top US builder and developer. By introducing their new “Platform House Concept” at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, Sekisui shows how dramatic their new direction is. Their press release makes it very clear it is in response to increasing longevity and promotes aging …

Do you have a chocolate problem or an oxygen problem?

That’s the title of Seth Godin’s January 19 blog: “Run out of chocolate, and that’s a shame. Run out of oxygen and you’re doomed. […] If your day or your project or your organization focuses too much on finding the next piece of chocolate, you might forget to focus on the oxygen you actually need.” Which pushes me to riff: …

Act NOW! YOUR voice in Health Policy

YOU can have a voice in health policy!  Healthy People is a tool the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) uses to set national health goals. The comment period for Healthy People 2030 expires Thursday January 17 at 5 pm eastern time. HomesRenewed Coalition is making it easy for YOU to comment. Joining the HomesRenewed campaign strengthens our policy leadership position …

Healthcare is the #1 issue for the New Year and the New Congress

HomesRenewed will make 2019 the year housing connects to healthcare policy for #AffordableAging in America. Policymakers are starting to recognize that the social determinants of health are crucial. Housing is one of the key social and environmental factors. HomesRenewed™ will move this bipartisan issue to the forefront. HomesRenewed Coalition supports affordable, healthy aging by advocating for incentives to update homes. In …

HomesRenewed Strategy in Sync with Harvard Report

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies most recent report warns of the impending crisis when baby-boomers reach their 80’s in homes that are not designed to meet their needs. “State and local governments, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors, all have roles to play in developing more affordable and suitable housing for older households. Families and individuals …