Planning for Life

Should Seniors Downsize or Age in Place?

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on May 7, 2019

By Harry S. Margolis

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While everyone's desires and circumstances are different, most people upon retirement or later face the issue of whether to stay in their homes or move, whether to a smaller house or apartment, to a 55 and over community, or to get out of northern winters. Some people want relief from the headaches and expense of maintaining a house, not to mention the lawn in front, while others don't want to leave the home or community where they've lived for decades and raised their families.

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Topics: the accessible home, housing policy ,, home care

Steinberg Laments Lack of Wheelchair Access in Boston

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on August 25, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis

In an article in The Boston Globe Magazine, attorney Carol R. Steinberg asks Boston and Massachusetts to get real about making their sidewalks and businesses accessible. Due to her multiple sclerosis, Steinberg must use a wheelchair to get around. Her family recently vacationed in Barcelona where she had no trouble navigating the streets and tourist destinations, in large part due to changes it put in place when it hosted the 1992 summer Olympics.

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Topics: the accessible home, disability

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