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June 2009

The leading resource for people who are searching for products, services, information and reassurance to better age in place.

 AIP Bulletin

Quote of the Month
"Like a tapestry life is woven of many experiences."
William Slease
In The Spotlight: The Baldwin House

AIPatHome Idea Center: The Baldwin House featuring universal design and lifespan design for better aging in place

"An urban response to the suburban ranch-style house" is how owner, Architect Emory Baldwin describes the home he designed to promote aging-in-place. Located in an “urban infill” project in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, it is a three-story house including the finished basement. Both the main floor and the finished basement (which is designed as a mother-in-law apartment) are accessible. The Baldwin House demonstrates the principles of Universal Design, lifespan design and flexibility that allows for the changing needs of people over time. Emory was able to implement these principles both economically and aesthetically and in a manner that a typical contractor could build this kind of house.

Click here to watch a video, see pictures and learn more about the Baldwin House.

AIPatHome Advertiser: The TubcuT - Step Thru Not Over Your Tub.
TubCut - the original tub-to-shower conversion
Occupational Therapists and Aging in Place
Shoshan Shamberg joins the AIPatHome.com Advisory Team.

Shoshana Shamberg

AIPatHome welcomes Occupational Therapist Shoshana Shamberg to their Advisory Team.  AIPatHome has begun to work with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to increase the awareness of the important role Occupational Therapists play in helping people successfully age in place.  Shoshana brings in-depth knowledge about the goals and aspirations of AOTA and its members as well as extensive knowledge and background on age in place related issues that will help make our joint programs a success. She has degrees in both occupational therapy and special education with a specialization in assistive technology and environmental modifications. Ms. Shamberg has more than 30 years of experience in managing programs; working as a clinical therapist in pediatric school-based therapy, geriatric psych/physical disability rehab, nursing home, and homecare settings. She is currently president of Abilities OT Services and Training Seminars, Inc. (AOTSS) a consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals and organizations understand the impact of the environment and attitudes on functional performance and independence at home, on the job, in the community, and at school.

Recent Blog Posts

Assistive Living: Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)

Assistive Living: the products and services that allow people to enjoy productive, independent lives, with the use of technology.

How useful is a 'PERS' compared to a cell phone?

Laurie Orlov questions the usefulness of PERS (personal emergency response system) pendant or watch and wonders whether a cell phone is the better choice for a monitoring system.  Click here to read the full story

Universal Design: Home Modifications

Universal Design: human centered design accommodating people of all ages, sizes and abilities.

Aging in Place Remodels - No Step Entries

Louis Tenenbaum recommends no step entries "that employ berms and paths - disappearing into the landscape" as the optimal solution for extending the liveablity of your home. Click here to read the full story.

Special Note: Product and Service Providers

Good news - we've made some improvements to the AIP Business Pages. Occupational Therapists now have their own category.  Email addresses can be included on a Complimentary listing and Basic listings can have a logo, an additional category and picture.


AIP Business Pages - Summer Sale - Free listing upgrades until July 31, 2009


Better news - we're having a summer sale! For a limited time if you purchase a listing we'll upgrade you to the next level at no additional charge. That means if you sign up for a Basic listing ($175 per year) then we will upgrade you to the Enhanced listing - a $250 value. Or, if you choose to start with the Enhanced listing, then you'll be upgraded to the Premium listing - a $325 value. Click here to see the available listings

Upgrading is easy -- if you've already created a User Account then you simply:

1. Login, select View/Edit
2. Choose the listing level you want and complete the payment process
3. Look for an email that confirms your payment and upgraded listing

New to the AIP Business Pages? Click here to create a User Account and once confirmed you can set up your listing. Contact us if you have any questions.

To take advantage of the upgrade offer please use  referral code 09SUMMER. This offer is good until July 31, 2009.


Your rants, raves and suggestions are always welcome....especially the raves!  Seriously, tell us what we can do to help bring you the information and access to other resources to best age-in-place in the home and community of your choice.  Send your comments to talktous@aipathome.com.

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