Safety and Security

In this column each month, I talk about matters of housing and how we can live fuller, longer and more productive lives in our own homes. One of the things that saddens me is that we have a tendency to view our elderly as a liability rather than an asset…

Universally Accessible Bathrooms

This month I’m going to focus on bathrooms. The bathroom is the room in the house that presents the biggest challenge to the elderly or those with various types of disabilities. Most homes have small bathrooms with a tub, a commode and a sink lined up on one wall or…

The Front Porch

This time of year brings to mind thoughts of summer evenings spent on front porches and a time when the pace of life was slower, a time when we knew our neighbors and we had more time to enjoy life. Somehow a front porch can reawaken a nostalgia for simpler…

Universal Design

Most of the traditional homes and public places where we go about our day to day lives have been designed to accommodate what would be considered an average person. Everything from the height of light switches and counter tops to the size and shape of doorknobs has developed over time…

Aging in Place

As the baby boomers near retirement age (the first boomers turn 65 in 2011) more and more people are considering their housing options. An increasingly popular idea in housing is the idea of Aging in Place which simply means staying in your current home as you age rather than moving…

Housing Matters

This is the first edition of Housing Matters, which will appear here in Senior News and address matters of housing, especially as they relate to seniors and the aging process. My name is Chris Moore. I am the founder and president of Solid Rock Enterprises, Inc., a Class A contractor…

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