Category Archives: Housing

EngAGE Begins Operation of Alberta Abbey in Portland, OR

When NE Portland resident Dennis Adams and a small group of acquaintances formed Alberta Abbey Foundation early in 2015, they envisioned turning the former Mallory Avenue Baptist Church into a performance and event center that would enliven the arts in … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Crisis in California

The communities EngAGE serves offer either 100% low income rentals or, in some cases, a portion of the total number of units are set aside for low income residents. But there aren’t nearly enough apartments available to meet the demand.  … Continue reading

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There’s a Tiny House Revolution in Portland, OR

Changing Aging reports about Portland’s pioneering policy of encouraging accessory dwellings as a way to promote sustainable growth, affordability, and a housing alternative for older people wanting to either stay put or to move near their children. “Known in the … Continue reading

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Design and Technology Can Help Older People Stay in Their Homes

From the article, “Elder tech: The next level in age‑friendly housing,” by Michael J. Berens: “Builders have come a long way from the days when putting in a ramp, some grab bars and maybe a wheel-chair accessible bathroom was regarded as … Continue reading

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Problems Growing Old in the Suburbs

This thought provoking article in The Herald, a South Carolina newspaper, is about Boomers being in denial when they think about aging in place if that place is a home in the suburbs. But this issue affects many parents of … Continue reading

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Could You “Age in Place” in Your Home?

“Much of the attention on America’s rapidly growing aging population is aptly focused on the need for professional, reliable caregivers to help the elderly age in place at home. What we might forget to consider, however, is the equally critical … Continue reading

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Eco-Conscious Retirement Communities

“Though eco-conscious retirement communities are still rare in the United States (exact figures are scant), they are expected to grow in number as baby boomers age and seek healthier, greener alternatives.” Click here to read about what “green” means (there … Continue reading

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Marc Freedman Offers Ideas to Transform How We Live in Our Later Years

Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of, recently shared more excellent insights about how to make our older years something to look forward to: “In this piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, I offer six concrete proposals–innovations that I believe have … Continue reading

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Changing Times: Oh, the Irony! Italian American Museum Wants to Evict 85-Year-Old Italian Renter

Little Italy, NYC: Adele Sarno moved back into the family apartment in the ’60s and has lived there ever since. But the neighborhood she knew has changed. “The number of people of Italian ancestry who live in Little Italy is shrinking … Continue reading

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Similar Inspiring Intergenerational Housing Programs in The Netherlands and Cleveland, OH

The Netherlands: “Six Dutch students have chosen to live in a yellow-brick home in Deventer in the eastern Netherlands as part of a unique project that benefits everyone. The university students pay no rent and in exchange spend at least … Continue reading

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