Carolyn Cook, Kelly Markiewitz and Rob Murray filled up the Radio 4 the Ages studio today to discuss a topic that is on the minds of many folks over the age of 50. To wit, “…how to be able to stay in my home and community as I age…”. It’s hard to look into the future and predict not only what we will look like, but more importantly, what our capabilities will be for remaining independent, both in our homes and in our communities. This includes not only home modifications, especially in the two most vital rooms in the home (kitchen and bath) but also the community in which we live. This includes sidewalks, transportation , safety, etc.
Carolyn Cook (Live Smart Design – Universal Design and Aging in Place), Kelly Markiewitz (Wise Transitions, and a licensed physical therapist), and Rob Murray, VIM products and Level Entry Shower System) offer their insights, expertise, and information on a variety of strategies and available products to enable you to function well into advanced age independently in your own home should you choose that path.
I mentioned a new project coming out of the John Hopkin’s School of Nursing that warrants some investigation as well. It’s ‘handle’ is CAPABLE – Community Aging in Place-Advancing Better Living for Elders. CAPABLE is a client centered home based intervention to increase mobility, functionality, and capacity to ‘age in place’ for low income older adults.
If you’re interested in the latest thought on aging in place (in the home) and products available, then this show is a great resource. Many thanks to Carolyn, Kelly and Rob for their passion and participation in Radio 4 the Ages!
In this Sunday’s show we speak with Denise Bordeman and Julia Sain (both of Disability & Rights) about the resources available to seniors, as well as people of all ages, who may have disabilities or their family members. David talks about health insurance and how the lack of price-transparency can impact decisions individuals make in regards to their own healthcare in his weekly “dysfunctional discourse”. We then speak with Brian Carney (of Silver Cross), Rick Griffiths (from AmRamp), and Carolyn Cook (of LiveSmart Design) about home modifications, how important home accessibility is to a senior-adults well-being, and what options may be available to them.
- Denise Bordeman
- Assistant Services Manager
- Julia Sain
- Executive Director
- Cabarrus Accessibility Action Committee (CAAC)
- MCACPD Communication Access Committee
- Brian Carney
- Silver Cross Charlotte
- (704) 521-1115
- Rick Griffiths
- (704) 528-6209
- Carolyn Cook
- Owner, LiveSmart Design
- Charlotte, NC
- (980) 213-1911
- Disability & Rights
- (704) 357-0550
- “Cultivating Accessible Agriculture”