|Photo credit/props to the absolutely lovely Swiss organization, Senior Design Factory, that teams up younger and older people on creative projects|
We, as a family, have just started to think about this and talk about it, which is difficult but nice. In a few short conversations with my mother and brother this weekend, beyond the tip toeing and fear of being stuck like this forever, there were a few bright spots. I was surprised and delighted when [my mother] greeted the thought of moving out of her house (with the stairs) with a little excitement. She had a vision of a new space that would contain her art studio, be more comfortable and closer to us. Or there was undertaking a long talked about, but never done renovation which could reconfigure everything and create a far better insulated home, cutting down on the big heating bills in winter.
Suddenly we were talking about options.Apartment Therapy – Moving Downstairs: Thinking About Design as We Get Older