Baby boomer Greg Glischinski wants to grow old in his multilevel suburban home in Centennial, Colo., but worries there’s no bedroom or full bathroom on the first floor and public transit options are limited if he can no longer drive.
[…]Car-centric suburban neighborhoods with multilevel homes and scarce sidewalks are a poor match for people who can’t climb stairs or drive a car.
HOW TO WIN IN THE SENIOR HOUSING MARKET
1. Provide unique—or at least distinctive—amenities.
2. Overcome the negative preconceptions of senior housing.
3. Enable seniors to age in place.
4. Provide memory care services.
5. Integrate seniors into the larger community.
6. Accommodate ancillary services.
7. Play up the marketing value of sustainability.
8. Look into the Greenhouse Project model.
From La Presse:
The founder of the first housing cooperative in Quebec for persons 75 and over, Gaston Michaud was awarded the prestigious Dufresne-Quintin prize in 2008.
If we need more than “a little help from our friends” some good people are working on viable options.
We are searching for what we call “promising practices” in long-term residential care through international comparisons and conversations in order to understand what works, for whom and where.