Even if you don’t need grab bars or special modifications now, you should think about how you can make your bathroom safe and comfortable for years to come.[Read more…] about 3 ways to prepare your bathroom to age in place
A relative newcomer to the diet scene, the MIND diet focuses on optimizing brain health. Martha Clare Morris of Rush University developed this offshoot of the Mediterranean Diet. She first published information on its effectiveness in 2015.
MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurological Delay. I’ve been following its general guidelines for almost a year now. This post recounts my experience with the MIND diet and provides information to help you decide whether you want to try it yourself.[Read more…] about My experience with the MIND diet
Universal design has been around for over 20 years. Simply put, universal design refers to products and environments that can be used to the greatest extent possible by everyone – regardless of size, age or ability.
Even though universal design isn’t a new concept, people still confuse it with handicap accessibility. They also don’t really know why they might want to consider universal design for their homes.
Here are 5 common myths about universal design and what you need to know about universal design in midlife.[Read more…] about 5 Universal Design myths
My last post talked about pros and cons of switching to a tiny house in retirement. Another dimension of living tiny, however, is joining a tiny house community.
A desire to balance independence with authentic community is central to the goal of aging in place. If this describes you, a tiny house community may be the solution you’re looking for.[Read more…] about How tiny house communities help you age in place
There are over 10,000 tiny houses in the US. While early adopters were young couples, older people have been joining their ranks. In fact, 2 out of every 5 owners of tiny homes are 50+. Switching to a tiny house in retirement can give you freedom, independence, and more disposable income.
Of course, there are also drawbacks. Let’s look at the tiny house trend and consider whether switching to a tiny house in retirement makes sense for you.[Read more…] about Should you move to a tiny house in retirement?
Building an attitude of gratitude benefits not only the people around you. Research has shown that being grateful also increases your own happiness, fights off depression and anxiety, lowers your blood pressure, and more.
My last post talked about cultivating gratitude through evidence-based practices like keeping a gratitude journal and writing a letter of appreciation to someone in your life. But maybe you don’t have to write a gratitude letter, or you’re too tired at night to do a journal.
Here are 10 simple things you can build into your routine that will help foster your own sense of gratitude. You’re probably already doing some of them.[Read more…] about 10 simple ways to build an attitude of gratitude