“The Digital Age Is Perfect For Universal Design”

So many things that we use today are digital in their nature, such as cell phones, TVs, clocks, appliances, and thermostats. Very few items that we use are analog anymore. Thus, the term “digital age” certainly seems to apply. With the coming, and now arrival, of so many digital products, aging in place has become… Read more »

“The Best Thing About Universal Design …”

There are many great attributes of universal design. It serves the needs of the majority of the population just the way they are right now (and the way they may become as they age) without taking into account how tall they are, how mobile they might be, how much physical strength or ability they might… Read more »

“Coffee Continues To Gain High Marks”

The positive effects of drinking coffee continue to mount, and the lifelong benefits of using coffee are being demonstrated. There are many positive aspects, and the list of attributes is growing. It seems that every time a research study is undertaken to point out why drinking coffee is bad or that people should restrict their… Read more »

“At What Age Does ‘Aging-In-Place’ Begin?”

Ever wonder when “aging in place” or an aging in place emphasis actually begins. Is there a certain age for people when thoughts of aging in place become more important than at an earlier time in their lives? Is there something that needs to happen first? The interesting thing about aging in place is that… Read more »

“Two-Day Universal Design Course Teaches The Basics Of Effective Layouts”

The first Universal Design/Build course of 2016, offered through the NAHB’s University of Housing, is scheduled for tomorrow and Friday in West Palm Beach. This two-day course is being offered several others times this year as well. Check the schedule to see future dates. This course complements the coursework and designation program of the “CAPS” (Certified Aging… Read more »

“Thinking Outside The Box For Creative Aging-In-Place Solutions”

We’ve all heard the expression “thinking outside-the-box.” In fact, we’ve probably used it a time or two when making a presentation or brainstorming ideas. It is used quite often in planning sessions – some would argue that it’s used too often without a lot of meaning behind it. All that said, there is a real… Read more »

“A Chain Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link …”

We’ve heard it said, and likely had it conveyed to us by parents, teachers, coaches, or mentors along the way, that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This means that you can have a simple chain for attaching a pendant or medallion around your neck as a piece of jewelry or… Read more »

“What Makes Us So Special Or Separates Us From Our Competition?”

One of the things about being in business, regardless of the nature of that business, is that sooner or later we will have competition. We might have created or discovered a rather unique way of addressing what people want by offering a product or service that is largely unknown in the marketplace. Occasionally, no one… Read more »

“Is A Home Show Display In Your Future?”

We all need new customers, and in doing that, we need for people to understand what products and services we provide. There are many ways that can happen such as having a store front location in a heavily trafficked area, an infomercial, a large display ad in a widely circulated paper or magazine, a highly… Read more »

“Is Building With Universal Design More Expensive?”

A question I sometimes get from home builders and general contractors concerning universal design is whether building with or including universal design features in a home is going to cost more than building in more traditional ways. They have heard that it does or think this must be the case. There are so many variables… Read more »