Our Picks

As the aging population grows, so does the plentiful stream of writing, film, Internet, data, audio, and other resources about being and becoming older. A few of our favorites:

When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the ‘New Normal’ by Jane Brody

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/well/live/when-life-throws-you-curveballs-embrace-the-new-normal.html
A brief but powerful essay about one’s approach to life, including one’s older life.

When Things Go Missing by Kathryn Schulz

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/13/when-things-go-missing
A longer, contemplative essay about loss.

Overflow by Calvin Trillin

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/05/05/overflow
Brief and humorous, a witty break from heavier aging matters.

Reframing Aging from the FrameWorks Institute

https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/reframing-aging
Research- and resource-focused, a bit academic, and a refreshing perspective.

Aging 2.0 from Metlife in conjunction with Louis Tenenbaum

https://www.homesrenewed.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Aging_in_Place_2.0_Report_FINAL-Web.pdf
A general guide to aging in place.

Design Tips for the Forever Home from Property Brothers

https://www.homesrenewed.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Aging_in_Place_2.0_Report_FINAL-Web.pdf
A few tips and tricks that can help you make your home work for you.

Lifelong Housing Certification Checklist from Oregon Lifelong Housing

http://rvcog.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/RFLifelongHousingCkList5-16.pdfasd
A checklist that you can use to ensure your home will work for you in the long term.

Fall Risk Assessment Tool from Johns Hopkins University

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/institute_nursing/models_tools/fall_risk.html
A resource to ensure safety in homes, hospitals and other spaces.

Creating and Age-Supportive Home, an interview with Susanne Stadler

https://blog.housemanager.calstate.aaa.com/blog/aging-in-place-q-and-a
An interview with our Executive Director providing insights and tips regarding aging in place.

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