It used to be that people would downsize when they retired and the kids left the home. Many people still downsize and move to smaller houses or condos, so as to have an easier life and less maintainence and responsibility.
Builders are considering this issue by making much new construction with First Floor Master Bedrooms, especially new construction single family houses in the suburbs.
Are you thinking of downsizing to a condo, ranch or first floor master bedroom house? Click HERE for a list of single story homes, townhouses and first floor Master Bedrooms in the Greater Boston Area. Let us know if you see anything that interests you and we can arrange a showing at your convenience.
If it is condos that interest you, there are many condos that are in elevator buildings or all on one floor and have various amenities including underground parking. Click HERE for a list of condos in the Greater Boston Area that have garage parking or sign up on the site and we will personally put together a list of condos you might like to take a look at.
As part of a panel discussion, Leo Moss, longtime coordinator of the Senior Home Improvement Program of Bay Cove / Kit Clark, in partnership with the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, presented a checklist designed for senior homeowners who wish to continue living in their current residences as they get older. The checklist will help them identify potential updates that will improve safety, convenience, and accessibility.
Click HERE for the checklist and start planning to adapt your home.
Northeastern University is looking for a solution on how to support people who are looking ahead to age in place. https://news.wgbh.org/2017/10/25/news/aging-place-northeastern-university
“The Beacon Hill Village, a member-driven organization for Boston residents 50 and over, provides programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives, while living in their own homes and neighborhoods.” For more information click HERE.
More good resources and ideas:
- Neighbor Helping Neighbor
- Aging in Place Morse Construction Booklet
- Aging in Place Senior Citizen’s Guide Boston