Home livability issues get national attention

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Not sure how to help your folks "age in place?" Don't know the cost of universal design features? National Aging in Place Week, Nov. 7-13, will feature free informational resource fairs for seniors and adult children in more than a dozen cities, including Minneapolis, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles. Not only will there be exhibitors demonstrating ways to better accommodate elders who wish to "stay put," but there will also be an educational forums covering home modification, financing, and real life experiences from people that are successfully aging in place. "The highlight for me will be panels of homeowners that have made the decision to stay in their homes, addressing the steps they have taken to make that possible," said Susan Duncan, a national housing consultant whose company, Adaptations, helps families with accessibility and design questions. The senior panels, labeled "been-there-done-that," also will be offered in many small communities at senior centers. The events, sp...