AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home: Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Lifeby Rosemary Bakker
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.
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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