Agree on how you will communicate with each other. Take the time to understand why this topic matters to each of you. Connect around the why.
Aging in place occurs when someone makes a conscious decision to grow older in their current residence instead of moving to an assisted living or long-term care facility. Aging in place works best for people who create a plan, modify their home and establish a supportive network of family and home care services.
“People shouldn’t think of downsizing as a downgrade but as an upgrade,” Novak said. “You’re upgrading your life to things that are nicer, that you value more. You have a chance to have something better than you had before.”
Design experts offer tips for making your space multipurpose and ready to entertain.
By Kelly Garrity, Boston Globe, March 20, 2022
When Rita Wilkins first downsized from her 5,000-square-foot home, she sized way down, moving into an 867-square-foot apartment near Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park. The new place was perfect for Wilkins, until her granddaughter Emmy, now 2, came along. With no room to host her first grandchild overnight, Wilkins “right-sized” to a 1,700-square-foot home. Her current abode has plenty of room for Emmy, including a versatile guest room that serves as a bedroom and a playroom when she is visiting and a library and sitting room when she isn’t.
“We want our kids to come and stay over, and we want our grandkids to come and stay over, but that’s only going to happen about…
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