The Perfect Home for a Long Life: Choosing the Right Retirement Lifestyle for You by Lyndsay GreenThe Perfect Home for a Long Life: Choosing the Right Retirement Lifestyle for You by Lyndsay Green

The Perfect Home for a Long Life: Choosing the Right Retirement Lifestyle for You

byLyndsay Green

Paperback | May 11, 2013

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The Perfect Home for a Long Life responds to the anxieties of boomers and seniors about where to live when they grow old and their fears about ending up in a nursing home.

This book is designed to help people plan their future by providing creative and concrete examples of the many ways they can organize their living arrangements to support lives of quality and fulfillment throughout their retirement years. Housing needs are as individual as the residents themselves, and The Perfect Home for a Long Life guides the reader to discover what their needs are and how to fulfill them.

The Perfect Home for a Long Life looks at downsizing, modifying your home, and retirement communities, as well as innovative solutions such as cohousing, shared housing, supportive housing, along with a number of other creative options. The focus is on practical housing solutions and replicable ideas with insights into the benefits and challenges of each option. The ideas are illuminated through dozens of confidential interviews with seniors, who share insights into living arrangements that are working for them and why.

Combining practical lived experiences with research, tips and resources, The Perfect Home for a Long Life is an essential guide for anyone experiencing retirement or planning for the future.

Lyndsay Green is a sociologist who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning, working with groups as diverse as the World Bank, the National Film Board, and the Inuit of Canada. Lyndsay is known for her thorough research, practical advice, and uncanny and timely ability to tap into current social ...
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Title:The Perfect Home for a Long Life: Choosing the Right Retirement Lifestyle for YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.63 inPublished:May 11, 2013Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:177102271X

ISBN - 13:9781771022712

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Really enjoyed the book, bought it for my mom. Great resource
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting and Informative Great book full of resources for those thinking about where to live in the next stage of their lives or their children. The book is filled with examples and resources for all different types of housing. I particularly enjoyed reading about the tiny houses and the examples of technology that could connect me with my aging parents. Very engaging book.
Date published: 2013-05-19

Editorial Reviews

It's full of advice, really good advice, that you'll be grateful you took when you hit those golden plus years.

- Peter Mansbridge, CBC's National