What is Aging in Place? –

Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change.

To be clear: the act of aging in place if prepared for successfully early on, ensures that a person can have the things that they need in their daily life, while maintaining their quality of life, at present through advanced age.

The reason this distinction is important is because many people think aging in place will fix the problems they have in their lives. The only problems that can be fixed while aging in place are the ones that a person has planned for (i.e. finances, health, personal or health care, etc.).

Below are links to resources for those of us who are or will be planning for aging in place. For information on real estate for seniors please contact me, via the contact page on my site, directly to discuss your specific needs.

Resources for Aging in Place

Age Match
http://www.AgeMatch.com

Age In Place.com
http://www.ageinplace.com

Aging in Place Initiative
http://www.aginginplaceinitiative.org

Aging in Place Technology Watch
http://www.ageinplacetech.com

AARP
http://www.aarp.org

AARP Aging in Place
http://www.aarp.org

American Society on Aging
http://www.asaging.org

Caring Transitions
http://www.caringtransitions.com

Center for Universal Design
http://www.design.ncsu.edu

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
National Association of Home Builders
http://www.nahb.org

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities—Continuing Care Accreditation Commission
http://www.carf.org

Eldercare Locator
http://www.eldercare.gov

Leading Age
http://www.leadingage.org

National Older Driver Research and Training Center
http://www.driving.phhp.ufl.edu

National Adult Day Services Association
http://www.nadsa.org

National Association of Senior Move Managers
http://www.nasmm.org

National Center on Elder Abuse
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov

MetLife Mature Marketing Institute
http://www.metlife.com

The New Old Age
New York Times Blogs
wwwnewoldage.blogs.nytimes.com

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
http://www.reversemortgage.org

National Senior Citizens Law Center
http://www.nsclc.org

Neighbor Works America Aging in Place
http://www.nw.org

Raising Your Grandchildren
http://www.raisingyourgrandchildren.com

Retired Brains
http://www.RetiredBrains.com

Reverse Mortgage Advisor
http://www.reversemortgageadvisor.com

Reverse Mortgage Guides—Education
http://www.reversemortgage.org

Senior Friend Finder
http://www.SeniorFriendFinder.com

Senior Job Bank
http://www.SeniorJobBank.org

Senior Match
http://www.SeniorMatch.com

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Consumer Web site
http://www.sres.org

Senior List
http://www.theseniorlist.com

Silver Planet
http://www.silverplanet.com

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Environmental Geriatrics
http://www.environmentalgeriatrics.com

Magazines
AARP Magazine
http://www.AARP.org/magazine

Grand Times Magazine
http://www.grandtimes.com

Reminisce Magazine
http://www.reminisce.com

Trailer Life
http://www.trailerlife.com

Senior Citizen Journal
http://www.seniorcitizenjournal.com