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ERIC Number: EJ868569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Safe, Sound, and Solo: Baby Boomers Who Are Aging into Disabilities Update Their Homes to Live on Their Own
Crozier, Brad
Exceptional Parent, v39 n7 p36 Jul 2009
According to the Census Bureau, the number of Americans over age 65 is expected to double, reaching 72 million by 2030. So in addition to the 54.6 million Americans already challenged with disabilities, there will be a significant new population of people aging into disabilities as the Baby Boom generation takes the stage as senior citizens. When it comes to their homes, the National Association of Home Builders reports that these Boomers are not planning on downsizing or moving in with family. Instead, most are choosing to live on their own--updating their current homes or purchasing homes with amenities to meet their changing needs. As this generation of Boomers reaches their golden years, creating a safe home environment becomes very important. This article offers some renovation steps to ensure that each room in the house is comfortable and secure, so one can live safe, sound, and solo.
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Language: English
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