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, …

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 …

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: …

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 …

Things to consider about ambulance transportation — before an emergency!

Notes from the Sandwich Generation by HomesRenewed Policy Strategist Kristin Amerling* One often overlooked intersection we have with the healthcare industry is through use of an ambulance. Needless to say, it usually happens in an emergency, when most decisions are made on short notice without time for you to do research or do much other than receive care. But could …