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(Marketwatch)   According to this list, if you want to Age-In-Place™ instead of moving to a retirement home, you may wish to move to Sweden now   (marketwatch.com ) divider line
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2013-07-08 04:43:30 PM  
My in-laws live in one of those horrible mega-retirement communities outside of Phoenix. It meets all 7 of those requirements.
 
2013-07-08 06:39:54 PM  
My parents house has become better for Age-In-Place since we moved there 20 years ago. Now there's shopping and hospitals within just a few miles. It used to be the middle of nowhere.

/Why were you such a nerd in HS?
//There wasn't anything else to do.
 
2013-07-08 06:52:36 PM  
And pay those tax rates?

Canada, on the other hand, is looking better all the time.  Summers on the high plains and winters in Mexico.
 
2013-07-08 07:44:55 PM  

Krieghund: My in-laws live in one of those horrible mega-retirement communities outside of Phoenix. It meets all 7 of those requirements.


Good.  Then when they're bled dry because they made poor life decisions they can come live in one of the facilities I'm planning on building.

/old people make great slaves I mean knitting circles
 
2013-07-08 08:04:23 PM  
Age in place = die at home, right?
 
2013-07-08 08:48:44 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: And pay those tax rates?

Canada, on the other hand, is looking better all the time.  Summers on the high plains and winters in Mexico.


I don't think you get what Age-In-Place means.
 
2013-07-08 09:55:06 PM  

majestic: Age in place = die at home, right?


Can you think of a better place?
 
2013-07-08 10:23:26 PM  
Just don't end up here.

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2013-07-08 10:44:55 PM  
I'm 38 now, and we just bought a house. When shopping, one of my many considerations was "and if we are stuck here into our golden years, can one of us at least walk to the supermarket with our little cart?"

(The answer is yes. And the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and master bedroom are on the same floor.)
 
2013-07-08 11:19:32 PM  

Krieghund: My in-laws live in one of those horrible mega-retirement communities outside of Phoenix. It meets all 7 of those requirements.


Really? There's a Dell Webb community in our area and aside from a 7-11 and one sports bar, the nearest commercial is all four miles away in every direction. There are development plans around it now, but the residential block is so big most of the new businesses still won't be walkable, especially not by old people.
 
2013-07-08 11:41:08 PM  
I am currently aging in place right.... now.

And now.

Now.

Now.

/now
 
2013-07-09 02:33:54 AM  
My parents had their house built in 1961 with the absolute insistence that it be all on one level. There's not even a step up from the carport to the kitchen. The only stairs are for accessing storage in attic or basement.

Their investment has paid off well, now that they creep along in their mid-80s.

My own house has a central staircase that I have to use all the time to reach the kitchen. If I were to merely sprain my ankle, I'd probably die of starvation.
 
2013-07-09 02:52:25 AM  
A guy (older than me) who I used to work with in Honolulu, has a Swedish wife.  Once he retired, they moved to Sweden.  But they did keep the condo in Honolulu (which is probably the healthiest place to retire if you don't want to leave the US), since retiring to Sweden only seems like a good idea about 8 months out of the year, and the other 4 months, being in Honolulu seems like a much, much better idea.
 
2013-07-09 09:19:22 AM  

dbirchall: the condo in Honolulu (which is probably the healthiest place to retire if you don't want to leave the US),


That's because Dog the bounty hunter is there.
 
2013-07-09 09:31:12 AM  

Stone Meadow: majestic: Age in place = die at home, right?

Can you think of a better place?


Underneath an 18-year-old hooker.
 
2013-07-09 09:34:52 AM  
I'll just retire in an Ikea store.  If they tell me to get off the display couch I'll just move to the next section.
 
2013-07-09 12:08:52 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Stone Meadow: majestic: Age in place = die at home, right?

Can you think of a better place?

Underneath an 18-year-old hooker.


Well...OKAY!
 
2013-07-09 04:56:46 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Stone Meadow: majestic: Age in place = die at home, right?

Can you think of a better place?

Underneath an 18-year-old hooker.


I am surprised that no one has tried to open a special retirement home or hospice for dirty old men in Nevada.
 
2013-07-09 07:30:36 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Krieghund: My in-laws live in one of those horrible mega-retirement communities outside of Phoenix. It meets all 7 of those requirements.

Really? There's a Dell Webb community in our area and aside from a 7-11 and one sports bar, the nearest commercial is all four miles away in every direction. There are development plans around it now, but the residential block is so big most of the new businesses still won't be walkable, especially not by old people.


It isn't walkable, but most of the old folks have golf carts they use on the neighborhood streets.

They tend to look after each other too. It is a lot easier for an elderly person there to get a lift from a neighbor than it would be most places.
 
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