Karen Craig of Cave to Castle Homes joins me today in studio to discuss the various options to consider regarding home ownership as we age. With roughly 10,000 Americans turning the age of 65 each and every day for the next many years, there is right now a looming crisis related to housing and many other issues related to aging. Do you want to live at home until you die? Do you want to live in a community setting? Do you think that you’ll be able to reside with a relative if the need arises? Do you have any idea how you will pay for assisted living or memory care should you need it? Probably not!
In this ‘episode’ of Radio 4 the Ages we discuss the aging of houses in America. Houses, after all, age out just as the human body does, and the needed repairs are not covered by ‘home health insurance’ to repair roofs, plumbing, a/c or other needed repairs. So, Karen’s company is a real estate investment firm. Cave to Castle Homes and other real estate investment companies are an option to selling the ‘traditional’ way; i.e. by putting out a for sale by owner sign, or listing the home for sale with a real estate company. I am a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina, and I’ve been actively licensed since 1989 when I started in the real estate business in California. We explore the two scenarios of home sales: listing with a real estate broker or selling to a real estate investment firm.
This program is one of the more educational ones we’ve done regarding aging at home and remodeling to accommodate the physical changes we’re going through, versus selling the home. We get right down to specifics and paint a picture of the process of selling through a real estate brokerage or selling to an investment company.
And as an extra special feature, my daughter Jessie called the show. She was traveling across the USA to California from Syracuse, New York after her graduation from Syracuse University!
So, listen and learn, and share what you hear here. -thnx, david
For the second time in the past three weeks, Jim Edminson of the NC Baptist Aging Ministry was with me, accompanied by Debbie Pilson, a Regional Elder Care Director from NC BAM. We had a free ranging discussion on aging successfully, aging and dignity, Ageism and the creator of that phrase, Dr. Robert Butler. Our main theme was related to how the NC Baptist Aging Ministry works to improve the quality of life and safety of all or our senior adults through the great support of their volunteer team. I opened with a discourse on my thoughts as to how to age well and stay active and involved in life’s journey, and a comparison of the Greatest Generation to todays tsunami of Baby Boomers turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day.
Thanks for being a part of my passion- Radio 4 the Ages!
This weekend’s broadcast of Radio 4 the Ages was about the topic of senior adults being out of sight before they are out of time. David, Heather, and Linda Pisacano (Lake Wylie Retirement & Assisted Living Community) talk about the issue of senior adults not being, or feeling, as visible to many younger folks due to a range of different causes ranging from depression to dementia to marketing trends. Linda also tells us more about Lake Wylie Retirement & Assisted Living Community.
- Linda Pisacano
Lake Wylie, A Senior Lifestyle Community
This Saturday, Radio 4 the Ages welcomed back Betty Reynolds (Life Transition Coach) to talk about getting out there and not leaving opportunities as should-of,would-of,could-of’s. David and Betty talk about how to keep living an active and fulfilling life, even later in life. We also learn some tips from David and Betty about things they have done to stay happy and fulfilled. Living a purpose-driven, balanced life is important to everyone, so tune in to learn more!
- Betty Reynolds
With the holidays fast approaching, Radio 4 the Ages wanted to take the time and talk about slowing down and just enjoying the time and company of family and loved ones. Heather gives us some helpful tips on how to host a guest for the holidays that may have memory or cognitive impairments. Matt talks about continuous lifetime learning with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and how learning doesn’t have to stop when you get your degree. To learn more, tune in!
- Holidays and Alzheimer’s Families
- Several links for online learning
- The Legacy Project