Did you know that according to a 2020 Aging in Place report, 86% of baby boomer homeowners in Canada's key metro areas want to live in their current home for as long as possible? Thirty six percent of those are likely to move. So, why do people feel that they will be compelled to move?
Almost half of the survey participants referred the reason to be their mobility or their ageing needs—things like elevators are now required. Also, a large portion used safety as their reason for moving. Place of living has huge impact on the quality of life.
Let's have our today's chat with an occupational therapist whose mission is to help people age in place, Marnie Courage. Marnie is the owner of Enabling Access Inc., an occupation therapy company which she established 15 years ago, with an executive certificate in home modification from the University of Southern California.
She sets on the Canadian Home Builders, Home Modification Council, and The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist Home Modification Task Force.
Marnie stablished Aging in Place Manitoba to support people living with disabilities and those wanting to age in place. She is a dynamic public speaker and educator presenting in her field Canada-wide.
What aging in place is What are the types of modification On changes in the mobility dynamics of the family What age-friendly communities are On her role as an occupational therapist The modification she usually sees people doing On people who are afraid of making changes On how to make the house more visitable How she helps people change those attitudinal barriers On rephrasing the sentence of limitation in a conversation What she sees in terms of accepting technology On people who are resistant technology Her tips to listeners on how to start modification The aging in place they have in her company Links:
Host’s email: Rafiq@SeniorsPodcast.com Sponsor’s Link - Right at Home: www.RightAtHomeCanada.com/Winnipeg All Things Senior’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllThingsSeniors Marnie’s Website: www.EnablingAccess.ca & www.AgingInPlaceMB.ca Marnie’s Email: Marnie@EnablingAccess.ca Marnie’s LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/marnie-courage-439844b/ Marnie’s Twitter: www.twitter.com/enablingaccess Marnie’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/enablingaccessinc/ Marnie’s Facebook: www.Facebook.com/enablingaccess/
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