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Older Adult Housing Market Improving

Older Adult Housing Market Improving

Consumer Confidence Boosting Sales Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for the fourth quarter of 2013 was up sharply, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered strong increases compared to the same quarter a year ago. The single-family index increased 20 points to a level of 48, which is the highest fourth-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 […]

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Real-Life Story-Abilities Network

Real-Life Story-Abilities Network
After living in his home near Perry Hall, Md., for more than 30 years, Mr. S* knew it was time to move. He also knew that relocating would be an enormous task. That’s when he turned to Abilities[...]

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Moving in the Right Direction-Senior Transitions, Inc.

Moving in the Right Direction-Senior Transitions, Inc.
Merrill and Judy Skolnik were starting to feel isolated in their home of 51 years. Judy was experiencing some health problems and finding it difficult to navigate their multi-level home. While Merrill[...]

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Felco Packing & Moving – Real-Life Story

“It was an awesome task,” said Janet Cooper of her aunt Gloria Gary’s move from a large apartment to an independent living community. Of course, Janet did not know at the time that the nearly[...]

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Senior Transitions, Inc.-Real Life Story

Theodore DeBois was living in his large, single family home alone. His wife had passed away several years earlier, and the house was quickly becoming too much to manage. Due to his worsening macular[...]

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Rosner Healthcare Navigation–Real Life Profile

Rosner Healthcare Navigation–Real Life Profile
When Betsy Kremer went to visit her parents, Howie and Billie Palmer, in their assisted living community in upstate New York, she quickly realized that her father was not flourishing in the new[...]

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Non-Profit Retirement Community Buys Resident Homes That Can’t Sell

After the real estate market collapsed, retirees were hit especially hard – if they aren’t able to find a buyer for their home, they can’t move into a retirement community. But one[...]

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People on the Move – Abilities Network Wins $30K Grant

The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation Awards Abilities Network a $30,000 Grant for Low-Income Seniors Abilities Network is pleased to announce that it has received a $30,000 2 year grant[...]

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Top Tips for the Transition: Making the Most of the Move to a Retirement Community

Top Tips for the Transition: Making the Most of the Move to a Retirement Community
By: Cathy Ritter A whirlwind schedule packed with activities, such as traveling to nearby historical attractions or a professional sporting event. Working out in a fully-equipped health center or[...]

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