Building Homes to Age In

Jim and Cheryl Waggoner

Jim and Cheryl Waggoner met and married while he was in a VA nursing home. Their custom home accommodates his physical limitations while also looking stylish.

As Americans live longer than ever, some will find it difficult to stay in their beloved homes: Steep stairs or a slippery shower can pose dangers, and standard houses are not wheelchair accessible. One solution? With 78 million baby boomers about to hit retirement age, some say the time is ripe to overhaul the way homes are designed.

This movement is already helping 82-year-old Jim Waggoner. continue reading>>

Source: Jennifer Ludden (NPR)


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