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Unassisted Living Hardcover – November 15, 2011
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"As 77 million boomers begin to retire over the next two decades, they’re launching new careers, taking care of boomerang children, and planning for their next stage in life: senior housing. As gerontologist Jeffery P. Rosenfeld and architect Wid Chapman found in their new book Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes for Later Life, that means anything but nursing homes. Instead, they’re finding ways to extend their independent-living years by remaining active, retrofitting homes with universal design elements like grab bars, waist-high kitchen shelving, and spacious, wheel-chair friendly rooms." —The Fiscal Times
About the Author
Jeff Rosenfeld is an environmental gerontologist and professor of gerontology at Hofstra University. With Wid Chapman, he is the author of Home Design in an Aging World and a frequent contributor to LiveWire and InformeDesign.
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Top Customer Reviews
Virtually all houses are very modern and very high end. Rather than showing details that would help an older person of moderate means devise a house that is truly unassisted, these houses have many stairs and multi levels, vast expanses of glass, very high ceilings and other features that simply don't work for someone wanting a very energy efficient, low maintenance, simple residence for an older person (in good health or needing assistance) anywhere but out west -- only one or two houses/barns are in the northern or eastern states. THis book is hugely disappointing and would get NO stars but the system doesn't allow that.
Further most of the houses are cement block ugly -- with angles and windows it is true, but UGLY.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful photographs, but I wasn't looking for a coffee table book. No usable content that I could find. I bought it used for $1.03, and I still felt ripped off. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Mikell
A Visual Delight...
This book is about possibilities; just one idea gleaned will make it worth your investment.
this wasn't quite what I was expecting - the dwellings are pretty 'high end' and so far I don't see a lot of advice I can usePublished on January 19, 2014 by caffeine
I am the target demographic for a book by architect Wid Chapman and gerontologist Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld titled, Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes for Later Life. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Stephen T. Hopkins
My wife and I may well be the target market for this book. Avg age 63, we will be remodeling our home in then next few years to better accommodate the grandkids, offer guests more... Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by Jonathan
This is a great book for anyone interested in the relationship between aging (especially boomers) and housing design. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Richard A. Perras
This is a magnificent book, very well researched.Layout is very well thought out.It is for the "now generation",the baby boomers that are active, well,(hopefully have money) and... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by joy