Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 11/17/2021

Author of Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life


Wondering where to live in your later years? A discussion with the author of a strategic and thoughtful guide aimed at anyone looking to determine the best place to call home during the second half of life. Ryan Frederick CEO of SmartLiving 360 and Author of Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life This event is co-hosted and produced in partnership with JK Moving Services 

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Questions Answered

  • What type of housing situation do you recommend for seniors who want to maintain a separate living space (not just a bedroom), be nearby others and services, and want to be able to age in space.
  • As a couple, what happens when we don't agree about where to live as we age?
  • Thank you Ryan! I agree that being in a home that is safe and encourages independence is an essential key to wellness as one ages. We need to collectively and collaboratively work together to decrease those fall statistics. I look forward to checking out your book, do you discuss funding options for home modifications, if one would prefer to stay in one's home?
  • Adding an elevator so we can stay in the same multifloored single family home that we like -  is what we are looking into, but find it pretty expensive (up to $50,000). Any comments and advice please...
  • Did I hear you say it's "rarely" a solution to age in place??
  • Home modification can also be apart of the plan when a move is necessary, as well to ensure one's new home is comfortable and safe.
  • Thank you!
  • In terms of your discussion, prior to moving, what are your thoughts on visiting the area of interest at different times of year before making a final decision
  • Perhaps you should mention chairlifts (on stairs) vs elevators as a solution?

Chat Transcript

12:07:56     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Moving and Downsizing Our previous Moving and downsizing discussions https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos?q=moving+&+downsizing

12:10:11     From  Steve Sawmelle : Thanks so much, Steve, this is so exciting!

12:17:19     From  Gail Hubberman   to   Hosts and panelists : Hi All, Gail Hubberman with MarketPro Homebuyers. We buy properties as is so if you are overwhelmed with the moving process you can take what is important to you and leave the rest for us. We will donate and remove whatever is left at no cost to you. You will be provided with the donation slip so you can take advantage of the tax deduction. Learn more about us at www.marketprohomebuyers.com. I can be reached at 301-337-4703 or email me at ghubberman@marketprohomes.com

12:18:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Hi All, Gail Hubberman with MarketPro Homebuyers. We buy properties as is so if you are overwhelmed with the moving process you can take what is important to you and leave the rest for us. We will donate and remove whatever is left at no cost to you. You will be provided with the donation slip so you can take advantage of the tax deduction. Learn more about us at www.marketprohomebuyers.com. I can be reached at 301-337-4703 or email me at ghubberman@marketprohomes.com

12:23:11     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life  https://www.amazon.com/Right-Place-Time-Ultimate-Choosing/dp/1421442302/ref=asc_df_1421442302/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=507775373269&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11211747418295780983&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9008156&hvtargid=pla-1265329507126&psc=1

12:25:09     From  Melissa Bressler : Melissa Bressler, Outreach Manager at HandyPro of Washington DC Metro / Melissa@handypro.com / 301-960-9830 / We are a full-service construction company that specialized in home modifications for seniors and persons with a disability experiencing safety and accessibility challenges.

12:28:10     From  Jennifer Sproul : Is there a way to save the chat?….these resources are great for me.  I’m Jennifer Sproul, Realtor with Washington Fine Properties and about to launch a platform called “Graceing Agefully” about THRIVING in the 2nd half.  Jennifer.sproul@wfp.com. 240-888-9495

12:30:12     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Hi folks - just a reminder we record these conversations, make them podcasts, save the chat check this link later today for this discussion https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions

12:32:44     From  Micki Moravitz : Good afternoon, Micki Moravitz, Century 21 New Millennium.  I help a lot of "downsizing" and "right sizing" folks making all these decisions.  I also specialize in helping homeowners obtain the highest return on their current home to help them as much as possible for their retirement years.  MickiSellsNoVa.com; Micki.moravitz@c21nm.com; 202-957-3296

12:33:18     From  Dixcy Bosley : Interested to hear more about AFFORDABLE multi age co-housing models in cities where developers own our politicians…Think DC!

12:33:26     From  Mary Darne : You can also look for a Realtor with a Senior Real Estate Specialist certification in the area where you want to move to.  They will be familiar with lots of different options.

12:34:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Building a Regional Age-Friendly Community Network https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/building-a-regional-age-friendly-community-network

12:43:12     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Our Safe and Accessible Home Discussions are here https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos?q=Safe+and+Accessible we feature Louis Tennanbaum in some discussions who Ryan referenced

12:43:41     From  Karen Midyet   to   Hosts and panelists : I also think there needs to be new models for singles.  Many of my older single clients would love an community that is more like “Golden Girls” but a modern one… Community, friends, etc… We need a different model than some of these so expensive communities for older adults

12:44:36     From  Micki Moravitz : Completely agree.  I see way too many older folks isolated, as risk, and extremely lonely.  Additionally, when folks wait too long to make that pro-active move, and then something happens and they end up being forced to take an option that wasn't their preference:/

12:47:59     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Karen Midyet to All Panelists 12:43 PM

I also think there needs to be new models for singles.  Many of my older single clients would love an community that is more like “Golden Girls” but a modern one… Community, friends, etc… We need a different model than some of these so expensive communities

12:48:03     From  Kelly Miller   to   Hosts and panelists : Great conversation!

12:48:22     From  Gail Hubberman   to   Hosts and panelists : Agree with Micki. I have seen this happen. It is better for you to plan your future and not wait until someone else has to plan it for you

12:48:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Homesharing: The Modern Way to Roommate https://www.silvernest.com/

12:49:14     From  Mary Darne : I'm 66, and I'm downsizing NOW, to a nice ground level condo, while I'm still healthy.  It feels great, and I got a rather large amount of $$ from the house to live on now, and pay for more "Senior" housing later.  And the unloading of all the 'stuff' is done.

12:50:53     From  Ryan Frederick : There are also more resources at the www.smartliving360.com. There will soon be an online self-assessment that people can take as well as a monthly blog and other messages and content.

12:52:22     From  Steve Sawmelle : Does anyone know of a new **apartments** style CCRC being built in the Montgomery Co. area?  We don't want to own.

12:53:39     From  Karen Midyet : I find my clients resistant to Silvernest…not sure why…(I am a Psychologist who specializes in Aging and Retirement.).  I am excited to hear about these other options.

12:54:26     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : JK Moving Services https://www.jkmoving.com/residential-moving-services/senior-moving-services

12:54:28     From  Carol Ragsdale : Karen: check out joinupsidehome.com

12:54:47     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Ryan Frederick (ryan@smartliving360.com)

Tom Grass (tom.grass@jkmoving.com)

Kendra Carlmark (Kendra.Carlmark@jkmoving.com)

12:54:57     From  Carol Ragsdale : Karen: OOPS! joinupsidehom.com

12:56:38     From  Dixcy Bosley : This was an excellent discussion. Expanding my thoughts on the topic

12:57:04     From  Karen Midyet : Yes.  This is so important.  Clients are often unrealistic, or impulsive without thinking it through.

12:57:32     From  Micki Moravitz : Very good insights and food for thought for all.  Thank you very much!

12:58:06     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://www.upsidehom.com/

12:58:59     From  Elaine Honig : Sorry I couldn't join you earlier...but....glad you recorded it.

12:59:10     From  Jeanne Smith : Name of thebook?

12:59:35     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life https://www.amazon.com/Right-Place-Time-Ultimate-Choosing/dp/1421442302/ref=asc_df_1421442302/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=507775373269&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11211747418295780983&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9008156&hvtargid=pla-1265329507126&psc=1

12:59:52     From  Jeanne Smith : TY

13:00:00     From  Ryan Frederick : More resources at www.smartliving360.com

13:00:09     From  Deb Merriner : Such a great discussion.  Thanks, all.  Deb Merriner, Buckley's for Seniors, 703-390-0535

13:00:10     From  Maureen Lynch   to   Hosts and panelists : Thanks! Excellent positive discussion on my 66th birthday!

13:00:21     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Maureen Lynch to All Panelists 01:00 PM

Thanks! Excellent positive discussion on my 66th birthday!

13:01:05     From  Wendy Pachter : Thank you — hearing about innovative possibilities is encouraging.  We need new thinking in this space!!

13:01:10     From  Karen Midyet : Yes.  I am Colorado and mountain elevation is a challenge too.

13:01:34     From  Jennifer Sproul : Thank you all, this was great!!

13:01:42     From  Karen Midyet : Thanks so much.  I would love to be in touch!!!

13:01:49     From  Yolanda Wright   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you.

13:01:56     From  Ryan Frederick : My pleasure!


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