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AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home: Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Life

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Branded with the authority and expertise of AARP, this essential guide will help families reimagine, redecorate, and remodel their home for the second half of life. Designed to empower 50+ adults, AARP's Guide to Revitalizing Your Home shows how to “age in place” by refurbishing your existing house using universal design elements-such as walk-in showers, level outdoor walkways, ample lighting, and kitchen appliances that eliminate the need to bend. These design suggestions can make your home safer and easier for ...
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Overview

Branded with the authority and expertise of AARP, this essential guide will help families reimagine, redecorate, and remodel their home for the second half of life. Designed to empower 50+ adults, AARP's Guide to Revitalizing Your Home shows how to “age in place” by refurbishing your existing house using universal design elements-such as walk-in showers, level outdoor walkways, ample lighting, and kitchen appliances that eliminate the need to bend. These design suggestions can make your home safer and easier for everyone-no matter their age-without sacrificing beauty and style.
Older adults and their families will find hundreds of inspiring photos, checklists to take personal inventory of their needs and the “universal potential” of their home, tips for working with contractors, simple DIY fixes, and much more.
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Bakker (research assoc., gerontologic design in medicine, Weill Medical Coll. of Cornell Univ.; Elder Design) addresses the needs of senior citizens with checklists for accessibility and safety as well as detailed accounts of lighting, windows, heating and cooling systems, storage, and home technology. Bakker concludes with advice on budgeting and hiring professionals for renovation and the benefits and concerns of moving to a retirement community. She addresses universal design specifically for the elderly, whereas Wendy A. Jordan (Universal Design for the Home) examines the needs of the physically challenged as well. Bakker's guide will be of interest to those over 50 and anyone who helps them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600592805
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Series: AARP Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 304,241
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Bakker holds a Master of Science in gerontology and is a certified interior designer. She is a research associate in gerontologic design in medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Rosemary has consulted with numerous individuals and companies and has made presentations
on design and healthy aging to diverse audiences, ranging from interior designers and housing experts to consumers, health care professionals, and Fortune 500 corporations. Rosemary was a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio, has appeared on CBS, NBC, and PBS, and was featured in the Public
Lives column of The New York Times and in AARP The Magazine. She currently lives in New York City.
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