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One Chapter of Change

On November 29, 2016 By

I’m now dealing with the seemingly daily challenges of getting to understand my 80+ year old brain. It often forgets where I’ve heard what. For example, I can’t recall if when I woke up the other morning and I thought of the phrase “growth through discovery” or if it was the title of an article or book cover […]

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What’s the difference between the day before your birthday and the day after?  Practically speaking, nothing at all.  Whether you’re turning 30, 40, 50, 65, or 90, there’s no reason to assume you’re doomed to decline after a certain age — especially if you’re doing everything you can to stay healthy and active.

The following […]

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Last week, I was privileged to have lunch with several Residents at Willow Valley Retirement Communities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   I asked them what they liked most about living in a retirement community.   The most satisfying pleasure, they all agreed,  is meeting friends at meals and having close contact with others involved in similar life […]

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The LifeMap Framework

On March 27, 2012 By

Drawing on years of experience in life/work planning.  The Inventure Group designed a LifeMap practice tool to help build a framework for a year of living purposefully.  As its name suggests, the LifeMap serves as a navigation tool for the most important journey of all — your life!

Here are five frequently asked questions […]

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The center for disease control reports that among people 65 years and older, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Each year in the United States, nearly one third of older adults experience a fall.  The majority of falls occur […]

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council’s Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry’s most prestigious national awards program honoring excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond.

The Best of 50+ Housing Awards are viewed by the […]

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Not to be a spoilsport…but ‘age-friendly cities’ aren’t. US News Money ran an article this week about ‘aging in place’ – what a great idea, but…  Adding the ‘but’ is a correct assessment — senior-friendly communities don’t really resonate as two words in the same sentence, although I suppose that is depending on whether […]

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…from the Lovin’ Spoonful to:

“And you know something is happening
But you don’t know what it is”… Bob Dylan

The wonderful magic of Universal Design is unanticipated corollary benefits. Closed captioning is a really clear example. Including those with hearing difficulties to mainstream media was the intended outcome. Reading TV in bars and airport […]

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Evolution

On December 5, 2011 By

The discussion topic is EVOLUTION.

“We are the product of 4.5 billion years of fortuitous, slow biological evolution.  There is no reason to think that the evolutionary process has stopped.  Man is a transitional animal.  He is not the climax of creation.”  quote by Carl Sagan

The idea behind Socrates Cafe […]

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Five Items for New Homes

On October 31, 2011 By

I was on a call today with some of the key Universal Design experts and advocates preparing for the special Universal Design day planned by the 50+ Council for the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, January, 2010.  It is a great and energetic group.  Universal Design is coming of age!

During the call I […]

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