What to Do with a Houseful of Memories

What to Do with a Houseful of Memories
Author: Marni Jameson
Publsiher: Sterling
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 9781454916338
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What to Do with a Houseful of Memories Book Excerpt:

It s a rite of passage: the emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson chronicles her own experience and blends it with advice from national experts to sensitively guide readers through the difficult process. From opening that first closet to selling the house, she provides guiding lights and a strategy to help readers accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, and rewardingly."

Downsizing the Family Home a Workbook

Downsizing the Family Home  a Workbook
Author: Marni Jameson
Publsiher: Sterling
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 9781454926528
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downsizing the Family Home a Workbook Book Excerpt:

Part journal, part workbook, part scrapbook, this guide provides valuable advice and how-to checklists along with a place to reflect, record, and retain an important piece of family history, gently walking downsizers through the journey.

Deciding Where to Live

Deciding Where to Live
Author: Melissa G. Ocepek,William Aspray
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 1538139707
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deciding Where to Live Book Excerpt:

Deciding Where to Live: Information Studies on Where to Live in America explores major themes related to where to live in America, not only about the acquisition of a home but also the ways in which where one lives relates to one’s cultural identity. It shows how changes in media and information technology are shaping both our housing choices and our understanding of the meaning of personal place. The work is written using widely accessible language but supported by a strong academic foundation from information studies and other humanities and social science disciplines. Chapters analyze everyday information behavior related to questions about where to live. The eleven major chapters are: Chapter 1: Where to live as an information problem: three contemporary examples Chapter 2: Turning in place: Real estate agents and the move from information custodians to information brokers Chapter 3: The Evolving Residential Real Estate Information Ecosystem: The Rise of Zillow Chapter 4: Privacy, Surveillance, and the “Smart Home” Chapter 5: This Old House, Fixer Upper, and Better Homes & Gardens: The Housing Crisis and Media Sources Chapter 6: A Community Responds to Growth: An Information Story About What Makes for a Good Place to Live." Chapter 7: The Valley Between Us: The meta-hodology of racial segregation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chapter 8: Modeling Hope: Boundary Objects and Design Patterns in a Heartland Heterotopia Chapter 9: Home buying in Everyday Life: How Emotion and Time Pressure Shape High Stakes Deciders’ Information Behavior Chapter 10: In Search of Home: Examining Information Seeking and Sources That Help African Americans Determine Where to Live Chapter 11: Where to Live in Retirement: A Complex Information Problem While the book is partly about the goal-directed activity of individuals who want to buy a house, and the infrastructure that supports that activity, it is also about personal activities that are either not goal directed or are directed at other goals such as deciding in which geographic location to live, personal entertainment, cultural understanding, or identity formation.

Summary of Downsizing The Family Home

Summary of Downsizing The Family Home
Author: Abbey Beathan
Publsiher: Abbey Beathan Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN: 9781690406464
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Downsizing The Family Home Book Excerpt:

Downsizing the Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go by Marni Jameson - Book Summary - Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) Learn how to embark on one of the hardest emotional journey you'll ever take and deal with it in the right way. In Downsizing the Family Home, you'll learn what to save but most importantly, you'll learn what to let go. Deciding what to save is the easy part but getting rid of things that surely have a certain emotional value is not easy. Normally, we want to keep everything, but that's impossible! So to make everything easier, it's preferable to have a guide that helps you in this difficult process. And that's when Downsizing the Family Home gains so much importance. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "I hope you will laugh, identify, learn, and live better and more beautifully as a result of joining this journey." - Marni Jameson Marni Jameson covers 4 main topics in her new book. First of all, she will remind you that memories are the things that matter, not objects that are binded to those memories. Afterwards, you'll find out why you cling to your possessions. Then it's time for action, figuring out what to keep and what to get rid off. Downsizing your family home may be hard, but Marie Jameson makes it simple! P.S. Downsizing the Family Home is an outstanding book that will keep you from becoming an emotional hoarder. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies

Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies
Author: Levine,AARP
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 1119481600
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Long-Term Care: Planning for Finance, Medical, and Living Expenses We’re living exciting bonus years—decades that our parents and grandparents didn’t have. But how to navigate this complex terrain? Questions abound around long-term care planning: Where to live? How to get the best medical care? What to do about advance directives, wills and trusts, and estate planning? And how to pay for it all after you retire? Getting accurate information and answers wasn’t easy. Until now. AARP's Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies helps you and your family understand the growing range of opportunities. Even more importantly, it helps you chart the next steps to live the life you choose, as independently as you choose, no matter your specific circumstances and needs. This book: Covers home modifications so that you can stay at home safely for as long as you like Lays out the opportunities and costs associated with independent living, assisted living and other options Gives you a range of driving and transportation alternatives Helps you navigate the healthcare system, Medicare, and Medicaid Sorts out the various sources of care at home Reviews the legal documents you should prepare and update Helps you determine whether you need long-term care insurance Gives you guidance on talking with your family about sensitive issues, including your wishes as you age With this new comprehensive book, you’ll get the credible information and resources you need to face the challenges facing us as we live the life we choose. Here, finally, is a roadmap for you and your family to best understand, and plan ahead.

Downsizing the Family Home

Downsizing the Family Home
Author: Michael Kimball
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 9781721697694
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downsizing the Family Home Book Excerpt:

Downsizing the Family Home (FREE BONUS) How to Organize for Downsizing And Get Rid of Stuff Quick and Easy Downsizing a place of accommodation is a complex process that comprises the primary steps of observing and verifying all the possessions and contents of the house, followed by sorting them into different categories, and eliminating all the items that are no longer necessary. Decluttering unwanted items means getting rid of them and giving them away according to each person's preferences. There exist numerous reasons behind the initiation of downsizing as well as many purposes and goals. No matter what these reasons and goals are, almost all people who have experienced downsizing acknowledged their satisfaction with the results. In fact, most of them have indeed received a positive change in their lifestyle depending on their own circumstances and conditions which instigated the start of the action in the first place. Meaning they were happy with the results.

Summary Downsizing the Family

Summary  Downsizing the Family
Author: Abbey Beathan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 9781722271084
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary Downsizing the Family Book Excerpt:

Downsizing the Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go by Marni Jameson | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2DOEXJu) Learn how to embark on one of the hardest emotional journey you'll ever take and deal with it in the right way. In Downsizing the Family Home, you'll learn what to save but most importantly, you'll learn what to let go. Deciding what to save is the easy part but getting rid of things that surely have a certain emotional value is not easy. Normally, we want to keep everything, but that's impossible! So to make everything easier, it's preferable to have a guide that helps you in this difficult process. And that's when Downsizing the Family Home gains so much importance. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "I hope you will laugh, identify, learn, and live better and more beautifully as a result of joining this journey." - Marni Jameson Marni Jameson covers 4 main topics in her new book. First of all, she will remind you that memories are the things that matter, not objects that are binded to those memories. Afterwards, you'll find out why you cling to your possessions. Then it's time for action, figuring out what to keep and what to get rid off. Downsizing your family home may be hard, but Marie Jameson makes it simple! P.S. Downsizing the Family Home is an outstanding book that will keep you from becoming an emotional hoarder. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2DOEXJu "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Downsize with Style

Downsize with Style
Author: Bettina Deda
Publsiher: BD Colour Design
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 0992401305
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downsize with Style Book Excerpt:

EXPERIENCE LESS STRESS WHILE DOWNSIZING AND DISCOVER CREATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ACHIEVE A STYLISH INTERIOR Downsizing is often associated with negative feelings and emotions. With her beautifully illustrated practical guide Downsize with Style Bettina Deda encourages you to see it differently, to embrace the change and the opportunities that come with it. Downsize with Style will guide you through an easy-to-follow 5-step process to successfully manage your downsizing project. Plus expert tips from international designers, real estate and removal specialists! You will discover: * How to overcome procrastination by working with a plan, checklists and practical tips * How to identify decorating essentials * How to achieve a stylish home without breaking the bank * How to deal with emotional topics and items * How to refine your apartment lifestyle ‘Downsizers are seeking quality and effi cient design and lifestyle opportunities. The only dilemma many face is how to “pack up” their lifelong belongings and start afresh with style and ease. Bettina Deda has come to the rescue. Her fl air for design, and her practical advice, help turn what could be a time of emotional turmoil into one which promises an exciting new beginning.’ – Petrina Smith, editor The Retiree Magazine

52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement

52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement
Author: Tina Di Vito
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN: 1118078411
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement Book Excerpt:

Retirement planning isn't something that happens at a specific point in time or at a specific age - we are all affecting our retirement plans every day with every decision we do or don't make. Canadians are living longer, and the average retiree in the future may have as much as 30 years of retirement to plan for, and there are many simple things that will impact our eventual retirement life. 52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement identifies 52 things we do that could wreck our retirement, explains why it puts your retirement at risk, and provides the strategy to correct the mistake, or better still, avoid it entirely. The book is organized under several key areas of the planning process, including: Starting to Plan for Retirement Mistakes around Investing Mistakes around Debt Saving for Retirement Pensions Living in Retirement Spending in Retirement New Realities about Retirement 52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement is not a feel-good book about how wonderful retirement will be or an alarming fear-mongering book about dying broke, nor is it a get-rich-late-retirement solution. Quite simply, it is an easily-accessible and practical guide written for Canadians of all ages that gives you the tools you need to better manage the financial and personal aspects of your retirement.

12 Ways to Retire on Less

12 Ways to Retire on Less
Author: Harriet Edleson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-05-29
ISBN: 1538114755
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

12 Ways to Retire on Less Book Excerpt:

Using checklists, questions, and practical tips, Edleson walks readers through 12 steps to planning and preparing for retirement that work with any budget and focus on the resources at hand. Not every retiree will have an enormous nest egg, but every retiree would like to be comfortable, secure, and happy.

The Upside of Downsizing

The Upside of Downsizing
Author: Karen O'Connor
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 0736940332
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Upside of Downsizing Book Excerpt:

Popular author and humorist Karen O’Connor reveals that life after 50 is great! Most people have raised their families, established careers, and chosen lifestyles they enjoy. Now they look forward to times of cozier living with less stress and more joy, simplicity, and relaxation. Drawing on real-life experiences, Karen shares stories, biblical principles, and innovative ideas for augmenting the upside to midlife, including: whittling belongings down to only items that bring smiles and terrific memories simplifying to achieve a desired balance of commitments and leisure rediscovering the joys of an empty nest eliminating clutter in life and living space to downsize stress finding new activities that bring contentment and help others In brief, easy-to-read chapters, The Upside of Downsizing helps readers transition into vibrant, energetic lifestyles for the second half of life.

AARP Love and Meaning after 50

AARP Love and Meaning after 50
Author: Julia L. Mayer,Barry J. Jacobs
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 0738286176
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AARP Love and Meaning after 50 Book Excerpt:

Sustain loving relationships and set yourself up for emotional wellness in your fifties, sixties, and beyond with this valuable collection of advice from two psychology experts. "Drs. Mayer and Jacobs use their clinical wisdom and story-telling abilities to bring to life the challenges for couples as they age. Their advice will help strengthen long-term relationships to combat the rising trend of Gray Divorce."--Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, author of After the Affair and Life with Pop With couples divorcing at higher rates than any generation before, and longer lifespans leaving people unwilling to settle for an unsatisfying partner, it's more important than ever to refocus and strengthen your relationship. The only question is: how? In AARP Love and Meaning after 50, husband-wife psychologist team Julia Mayer and Barry Jacobs -- with 50+ years of experience between them -- identify the 10 most common challenges to sustain loving relationships: The Empty Nest * Extended Family * Finances * InfidelityRetirement * Downsizing and Relocating * SexHealth Concerns * Caregiving * Loss of Loved Ones AARP Love and Meaning after 50 offers insights and anecdotes, do it yourself assessments and follow-up exercises, and tips for connecting through the difficult times. With this book, you'll find deeper meaning and greater satisfaction for the decades ahead--together.

Measuring Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People

Measuring  Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People
Author: Sefa Awaworyi Churchill,Lisa Farrell,Samuelson Appau
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 9811523533
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People Book Excerpt:

How can we be happier, healthier and more satisfied in life? This edited collection examines various dimensions of wellbeing among older people, including its measurement; social, environmental and economic determinants; and how research can be translated into policy to improve quality of life for older people. With an increasingly ageing population across countries and an increasing population of older adults, there is growing interest in improving older people’s ability to live healthily and happily. With a focus on retirement and aged care, this book is important reading for those interested in Welfare Economics, Health Economics and Development.

Downsizing the Blended Home

Downsizing the Blended Home
Author: Marni Jameson
Publsiher: Downsizing the Home
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN: 9781454934738
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downsizing the Blended Home Book Excerpt:

When merging households, one plus one needs to equal . . . one. With the same warm tone that made Downsizing the Family Home such a success, Marni Jameson goes through the turf wars and transitions new couples encounter, helping them figure out what to keep, discard, and create together. She interviews psychologists, designers, and those who have made it through the process, passing along tips, tricks, and marriage-bolstering advice. Some tips from Marni Jameson on blending homes If you want to transform a space from me to we, the fastest, cheapest way is with paint. Look around you for the five or so nonnegotiable items that ground you, items that tether you so you're not adrift. Give those a place in your remodeled space and build on them. The old marital bed is a charged item. A new bed is ideal, and new bedding is a must. Injecting a contemporary rug or piece of art, or a modern lamp or sculpture is a safe way to start moving toward modern in a room full of traditional furnishings. A blend in the master bedroom is especially important. If her bedroom is pink and purple, and his is burgundy and tan, a new gender-neutral color scheme is in order. Buying furniture together is a great way to invest in your look and your future. Start with something big in your combined style.

Downsizing

Downsizing
Author: David Ekerdt
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 0231548559
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downsizing Book Excerpt:

As life unfolds, things tend to accumulate. When older adults undergo health, residential, and marital changes, they will face a reckoning with their lifelong store of possessions—special, ordinary, and forgotten. Such a predicament now confronts tens of millions of Americans as the Baby Boom cohort passes into retirement and beyond. Despite what a thriving industry of clutter manuals tells us, for most older adults, downsizing is no simple task. Drawing on in-depth interviews with recent movers in over a hundred diverse U.S. households, David Ekerdt analyzes the downsizing process and what it says about the meaning and management of possessions. He details how households approach and accomplish downsizing, exploring the decision-making process and the effectiveness of different strategies. From an expert gerontological perspective, he considers the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social tasks that the process entails and the role of factors such as gender and class on the divestment of things. Ekerdt finds that despite the fatigue and emotional challenges people encounter, afterward they report satisfaction in having completed a downsizing and feel empowerment on the other side of the task. Offering an empathetic and practical look at one of life’s major transitions, Downsizing brings forward the voices of elders so that older adults, their families and friends, and practitioners working with older clients can understand and benefit from their experience.

Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland

Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland
Author: Pauline Garvey,Daniel Miller
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1787359662
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland Book Excerpt:

There are not many books about how people get younger. It doesn’t happen very often. But Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland documents a radical change in the experience of ageing. Based on two ethnographies, one within Dublin and the other from the Dublin region, the book shows that people, rather than seeing themselves as old, focus on crafting a new life in retirement. Our research participants apply new ideals of sustainability both to themselves and to their environment. They go for long walks, play bridge, do yoga and keep as healthy as possible. As part of Ireland’s mainstream middle class, they may have more time than the young to embrace green ideals and more money to move to energy-efficient homes, throw out household detritus and protect their environment. The smartphone has become integral to this new trajectory. For some it is an intimidating burden linked to being on the wrong side of a new digital divide. But for most, however, it has brought back the extended family and old friends, and helped resolve intergenerational conflicts though facilitating new forms of grandparenting. It has also become central to health issues, whether by Googling information or looking after frail parents. The smartphone enables this sense of getting younger as people download the music of their youth and develop new interests. This is a book about acknowledging late middle age in contemporary Ireland. How do older people in Ireland experience life today? Praise for Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland 'An innovative and thorough description and analysis of how one small piece of technology has changed the way Irish people live their lives.' Tom Inglis, Professor Emeritus of Sociology in University College Dublin

When the Time Comes

When the Time Comes
Author: Paula Span
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-06-10
ISBN: 0446552224
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Time Comes Book Excerpt:

What will you do when you get the call that a loved one has had a heart attack or a stroke? Or when you realize that a family member is too frail to live alone, but too healthy for a nursing home? Journalist Paula Span shares the resonant narratives of several families who faced these questions. Each family contemplates the alternatives in elder care (from assisted living to multigenerational living to home care, nursing care, and at the end, hospice care) and chooses the right path for its needs. Span writes about the families' emotional challenges, their practical discoveries, and the good news that some of them find a situation that has worked for them and their loved ones. And many find joy in the duty of caring for an older loved one. There are 45 million Americans caring for family members currently, and as the 77 million boomers continue to age, this number will only go up. Paula Span's stories are revealing and informative. They give a sense of all the emotional and practical factors that go into the major decisions about caregiving, so that readers will be better able to figure out what to do when the time comes for them and their loved ones.

Rules of the Lending Game

Rules of the Lending Game
Author: Stuart Wemyss
Publsiher: Major Street Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 0648753034
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules of the Lending Game Book Excerpt:

Investing in property is the largest single financial transaction anyone will make. Property buyers usually concentrate their research on online search engines, looking at glossy photos of beautifully staged homes. Instead, they would be better off working out how much they will need to borrow, how they should structure their loan and who would be the best lender. Author and personal finance expert, Stuart Wemyss, admits that finding the right loan is a bit like a game of snakes and ladders. You run up the ladder when you think you've found the lowest interest rate, only to slide down the snake when you realise the fees are high and conditions are stringent. "Interest is the single largest lifetime expense for investors" says Stuart. "The amount of borrowings investors carry affects their net worth and their cash flow and can make or break their retirement goals. Getting their borrowing right and structuring their investments correctly can save a considerable amount of money - often thousands of dollars per year."To make sure you get your borrowing right, Stuart explains the Rules of the Lending Game in this fascinating book. It contains invaluable information on: Choosing the right loan products Calculating how much to borrow and how to reduce the overall cost Structuring loans to manage cash flow and create wealth Making the most of your equity.

The Supply of Rented Housing

The Supply of Rented Housing
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Communities and Local Government Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2008-05-21
ISBN: 9780215520531
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supply of Rented Housing Book Excerpt:

Rented housing accounts for some 30 per cent of Britain's housing stock. The supply of rented housing is a crucial element of the programme of action necessary to achieve the aim of a decent home, at a price people can afford, within a sustainable community. More supply of rented housing is needed: 50,000 social rented homes need to be completed each year to meet new demand and tackle the backlog. Further significant increases in supply in the private rented sector will require large institutional investors to be attracted back to the sector. Tax and regulatory reform are the levers which will encourage such investment. Meanwhile, there are improvements to be made to the existing stock in both the private and the social rented sectors which will both improve supply and improve the experience of the tenants. The efficiencies which have been brought to the refurbishment and construction of social rented homes by the growth of housing associations, the ring-fencing of local authority landlord accounts and the introduction of ALMOs now need to be applied to the management of the existing social rented stock. Better regulation is the imperative in the private rented sector. Good foundations exist to introduce a system of accreditation devised by trade bodies and enforced by local authorities, with the ultimate oversight of the new regulator of social housing, Oftenant. The Government now needs to build on those foundations, and to add to them further financial and regulatory incentives to private landlords to manage and maintain their stock effectively. The Committee calls for the creation of mixed communities to pervade all spatial and housing policy, and for local authorities to be given the freedom, support and resources necessary to pursue this aim.

Livable Communities for Aging Populations

Livable Communities for Aging Populations
Author: M. Scott Ball
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 0470641924
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Livable Communities for Aging Populations Book Excerpt:

An innovative look at design solutions for building lifelong neighborhoods Livable Communities for Aging Populations provides architects and designers with critical guidance on urban planning and building design that allows people to age in their own homes and communities. The focus is on lifelong neighborhoods, where healthcare and accessibility needs of residents can be met throughout their entire life cycle. Written by M. Scott Ball, a Duany Plater-Zyberk architect with extensive expertise in designing for an aging society, this important work explores the full range of factors involved in designing for an aging population—from social, economic, and public health policies to land use, business models, and built form. Ball examines in detail a number of case studies of communities that have implemented lifelong solutions, discussing how to apply these best practices to communities large and small, new and existing, urban and rural. Other topics include: How healthcare and disability can be integrated into an urban environment as a lifelong function The need for partnership between healthcare providers, community support services, and real-estate developers How to handle project financing and take advantage of lessons learned in the senior housing industry The role of transportation, access, connectivity, and building diversity in the success of lifelong neighborhoods Architects, urban planners, urban designers, and developers will find Livable Communities for Aging Populations both instructive and inspiring. The book also includes a wealth of pertinent information for public health officials working on policy issues for aging populations.