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Book details
  • Genre:HOUSE & HOME
  • SubGenre:Remodeling & Renovation
  • Language:English
  • Pages:240
  • eBook ISBN:9780987813619

Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style

by Rachel Adelson, M.A.

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Overview
This practical, problem-solving guide empowers aging adults to make their homes safer, more comfortable and livable, by themselves or with help from friends, family members and professionals. Combine the latest insights into aging with expert-approved, easy-to-follow age-proofing instructions. Don't bust your back or your budget. Instead, make simple changes that help prevent falls and fires, make things easier and more comfortable, allow you to stay fit and productive. Kick-start any age-proofing project with handy checklists and shopping lists, research what's next and what's out there with a lengthy appendix of U.S. & Canadian resources. The author's an experienced health and science writer who studied Aging and Public Health, certified fitness instructor qualified to teach older adults, and a Baby Boomer who puts friction tape on her stairs.
Description
Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style empowers aging adults to make their homes safer, more comfortable and livable, by themselves or with help from friends, family members and professionals. This practical, problem-solving guide is the first to combine the latest insights into aging with expert-approved, easy-to-follow age-proofing instructions. Written in a clear, conversational style by an award-wining science and health writer, the book helps you easily customize furnishings, layout and decor without breaking your back or your budget. Learn how to communicate about this sensitive topic, assess situations and plan ahead, and locate helpful resources. Whether you're planning ahead, ready to act, or helping someone else, learn about the changes of normal aging -- and how to make any type of house, apartment or condo a safer, more supportive home for years to come. Lists hundreds of valuable U.S. and Canadian resources and handy to-do checklists and shopping lists to kick-start your age-proofing projects. Addresses mind-and-body fitness to help people use their homes to build the essential physical capacity to stay independent, too. The author is herself a baby boomer who puts friction tape on the stairs.
About the author
Rachel Adelson, M.A., is an award-winning science writer specializing in health and aging. Known for her clear, conversational writing style and the accuracy of her work, she has covered brain health and cognitive aging, neurological disorders, home-health programs and more for top scientific, health care and senior-services organizations including the American Psychological Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. A former communications program manager for IBM, she has degrees in psychology and journalism, and graduate certificates in aging and public health. She is also certified to teach fitness to older adults, but her knees hurt and she's old enough to put friction tape on the stairs.
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