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 …

New Congress is Ripe for Impact

Your membership gives HomesRenewed Coalition clout. HR1780, last session’s bi-partisan,  Senior Accessible Housing Act, called for a $30,000 tax credit for age friendly home renovations. Senator Angus King’s (I-Me) office liked our memo that spelled out new ideas for the next generation of the bill. That puts HomesRenewed on the starting block to push home update incentives in the new …

Purchasing a Home Elevator

by HomesRenewed Policy Strategist Kristin Amerling When my parents started exploring their interest in installing a home elevator, my husband and I started taking notes. My parents are active 70-somethings living in a free-standing home in Florida and my husband and I are raising teenagers in a multi-story townhome in DC. Although we are separated by a generation and geography, …

The Scale of our Aging Society

There are plenty of stories about the financial stability of social security and medicare, the impending caregiver ratio crisis and the business opportunities of the longevity economy. A couple things are often missing from the stories. One is a bold enough statement describing the scale of the problem. The second is solutions that stray from the story focus. No coloring …