HomesRenewed Advocacy Strategy

JOIN HomesRenewed! HomesRenewed is working for YOU and with YOU toward our shared goal of increasing the number of houses updated for aging in place. Rather than the stock phrase “aging in place” we call it to “prepare for life throughout the modern lifespan.” Updating homes is our focus but we, as a country, need to update our institutions, programs …

Deadline TODAY June 26: Write Senate Aging

DEADLINE Today! (June 26, 2019) Make sure we are heard! Your cut and paste letter is below. Send it NOW! Do NOT Delay! The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has requested recommendations for policies to advance the goal of evidenced based falls prevention. HomesRenewed prepared a letter for the committee. We also prepared a cut and paste supporting letter for …

Boy Scouts or Bargain Shoppers?

Dear Friends and Supporters, Should you JOIN HomesRenewed Coalition? Of course you should. Here’s why! Most people will age in their homes but their homes are not prepared. HomesRenewed is leading the charge to update homes.   We need you to add your voice to the coalition — JOIN US! Boy Scouts or Bargain Shoppers? Or is it just B-S? Over …

Disruptive Aging in Place and the Forgotten Middle

There is good reason The Forgotten Middle, a recent report from Health Affairs, sponsored by the National Investment Center (NIC), is getting buzz. This report, written by researchers at NORC, documents what has long been suspected by some of us in the field of aging and the longevity market- there is a huge middle income component of the older demographic …

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, …

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 …