Aging In Place

Delaware's the Place for Happy and Healthy Aging

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All of us at Active Adults enjoy working with our demographic, although the real-life definition of that word is a bit complicated. You might be over 55 and looking for your dream house in a community where someone else does your major yardwork while you enjoy the pool, pickleball court and club house activities. But [...]

Bringing Home an Elderly Parent

Which changes will you have to make to your home to safely accommodate an elderly parent who has come to live with you?

With the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the elderly, we are learning that some of your parents are coming home to live with youat least temporarily. Which changes will you have to make to your home to [...]

Making the Decision to Age in Place in This Home or Move

There will come a time when youll need to consider aging in place in your current home or moving for health and wellness reasons.

A desire among many seniors is to age in place. According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means,

that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community, [...]

Aging in Place Boomers & Homeownership Choices

If you decide on aging in place, is your current home equipped to age with you?

Here at Active Adults Realty weve been talking since 2005 about Boomers and their homeownership choices as we age. Aging is one of those chapters of life we cant avoid so we must prepare. With this preparation, its prudent to consider How well will your home [...]

What is Aging In Place and Why Should I Care?

Aging is a fact that Baby Boomers cannot avoid, so take serious consideration on how well your home will age with you.

How well would your current home age with you? If you were ever to have an accident or illness and lose some mobility, would you still be able to navigate your home easily? Kathy Sperl-Bell of Active Adults Realty in [...]

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit and How Can They be a Benefit to Boomers?

Having an Accessory Dwelling Unit can be a great option for Boomers who wish to Age in Place

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is legally part of the same property as the main home and cannot be bought or sold separately. You may know them as granny flats, in-law suites, laneway houses, backyard cottages, basement apartments or even tiny [...]

How Delaware Boomers Care For Aging Parents

Boomers and their parents are living longer. Delaware has much to offer those caring for aging parents and wanting to retire to this state.

Are you ready to retire but youre still caring for aging parents? We hear this from many of our Baby Boomer clients. So many of us are caring for one or more parent and hesitate to move to our desired [...]

Considering the future of towns for aging residents

Take a walk through the town of Milton or Ellendale, Georgetown or Millsboro, and ask yourself what will this town be like in 10 years? Take a look at the people, the houses and the businesses, then put on your City Planner hat and think about how you would create a downtown where people will want to live, work and socialize ten or twenty [...]

Universal Design doesn't have to scream "Old People Live Here!"

Five years ago, the White House Conference on Aging was held, as were state conferences and mini-conferences that were sponsored by various organizations like the National Association of Home Builders and AARP. This only happens every 10 years and the focus of this decades conference was on [...]

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