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AIP Bulletin May 2011
Age in Place at home - it's where you want to be.

Quote of the Month
"On the road again. Just can't wait to get on the road again."
Willie Nelson

Going Mobile

While my husband I enjoy entertaining the idea of a nomadic, mobile lifestyle it turns out a lot of other people are actually doing it! Many Boomers have a vision of a luxury RV second home - and according to a recent article in Smart Money (Luxury Retirement On Wheels) - some are making it their primary residence. Efficient design, single-level living at its best.

Winnebago 42 QD Itasca Ellipse
Included with all the luxury extras is a comfy office module with a leather recliner. The price: $332,000.


Getting Mobile

Honda U3-X Unicycle Of The Future

Personal mobility devices, like wheel chairs and scooters, give millions of people with varying degrees of ability a sense of freedom. Now a new generation of devices are coming off the drawing board starting with the revolutionary Segueway. Honda's U3X kicks it up a notch. Lightweight and easy to ride it makes it highly portable. It could easily be used at a shopping mall.

Oh yeah, you know we have a video you can watch to see it in action:

Honda U3-X Personal Mobility Device Video

Staying In Place


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We've been tracking the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORCs) phenomenon for several years now and it seems like is things are really picking up speed. From it's humble beginnings in Beacon Hill (Boston, MA) there are now more 55 up and running and 120 in the works according to Rita Kostiuk, National Coordinator of the Village to Village Network, an organization that brings together established Villages to support the development of new ones. And other programs are underway across the U.S. as described by Philip Moeller in Money Magazine: Senior Villages Take Root as Movement Matures.

Eligible California organizations interested in the Village concept can answer the Archstone Foundation's Request for Proposals "Creating Aging Friendly Communities through the Expansion of Villages". The goal is to further understand and document the varying Village models being developed, support consumer driven culture change as it pertains to the delivery of services for older adults who age in place, and identify the key organizational characteristics that will advance the effectiveness and sustainability of these models.

AIP Kitchen Improvement
Demonstration of Induction Cooktop

Eric Rupert with Sub-Zero/Wolf demonstrates induction cooking.

According to Wikipedia an induction cooker uses induction heat which means heat is generated directly in the pot rather than by the stove top. Faster heating, means less energy. It's safer because there are no open flames. And more accessible because the cook top is shallow and can be placed at counter height with open space below it.

Click here to watch the video.

Talk Back

The more Facebook friends you have, the more likely you are to feel stressed out by the social networking site, according to a study published by psychologists from Edinburgh Napier University.

Re: AIP- Ugh!

I don't know what it is but there MUST be something better.
How about Living in Place or Living with Ease?

Lisa Brown Simply Universal Design

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