Aginginplace

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Aginginplace

  1. 1. Aging in Place: S t r e t c h i n g for New Ideas & Approaches Steve Gurney Founder and Publisher Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook Adjunct Professor UMBC School of Aging Studies Better Health and Better Living in Maryland
  2. 2. Thoughtful Universal Design is Ageless and Invisible
  3. 3. Accessibility Helps EVERYONE!
  4. 4. I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up! Falls Rob Us Of Our DREAMS! Lighted and Contrasting Stairs No Threshold Showers Flooring Hazards
  5. 5. Bathrooms Going beyond stainless steel grab bars! • Pocket Doors • Lighting • Seated Sinks • No thresholds • Shower seating • Easy to reach faucets • Sliding Shower Heads • Textured Flooring
  6. 6. Cooking Up Easy Living! • Adjustable sink • Raised dish washer • Contrasting edge & multiple heights • Task lighting • Baskets/shelves & Storage Systems • Handles rather than knobs • Lever handle removable faucets
  7. 7. Outdoor Spaces Prevent This Tragedy! Think Smooth, Easy and Maintenance free • Windows • Doors • Siding • Decking • Thresholds • Raised Gardens • Landscaping • Lighting
  8. 8. Gadgets and Technology Smart Home Technologies Assistive listening, vision and medication monitors ipad integration Smart Oven and Refrigerator!
  9. 9. Don’t Forget About Clutter!
  10. 10. Let’s Stretch for New Ideas! Steve Gurney Founder and Publisher Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook 1-800-394-9990 steve@proaging.com www.everyoneisaging.com www.retirement-living.com

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