80 is the new 60?

When living at home is no longer desired, economical or feasible, there are some viable alternatives. And, as the boomers are aging, they are also creating some interesting changes in what retirement home living is. Although I usually stay strictly in the home care arena, lately there have been several interesting developments in retirement living and retirement living advertising that bear sharing.

Check out this retirement home in Rotterdam designed by Arnoud Gelauff, an architect and co-founder of Arons en Gelauff Architecten in Amsterdam. Remember the elderly now include Mick Jagger, Elton John and Tina Turner.

Rotterdam Gelauff Designed Retirement Housing
Modern Retirement Housing by Arnoud Gelauff

There are many new ideas in ways to age in place, and as boomers are aging, those ideas are being actuated. Read the entire article on this Rotterdam project.

The University of Pennsylvania is also ahead of the curve by sponsoring this design conference. Although now past, the results are certain to portend of things yet to be designed and discovered.