Agewise Housing Solutions

Housing Solutions for Older Adults

About

The Mission of Agewise Housing Solutions is to guide and empower individuals and communities to holistically consider their current housing and future housing needs, and to support them with information and insight to advance design solutions and desirable housing choices that support older adults to successfully age in place at home and in community.

Agewise Housing Solutions provides a range of Services to help clients thoughtfully evaluate their home in relation to their needs, as well as to prioritize and implement solutions in order to enhance their ability to remain independent.  Changes big and small can result in a home that is easier to live in and maintain, even as one ages. With planning and preparation, baby boomers and other older adults can more successfully age in place.

Agewise Housing Solutions also works with communities, providing insight, data and policy support to cities and towns and to local organizations and businesses wishing to proactively plan ahead to meet the housing needs of a growing population of older adults.  Older citizens, including the aging baby-boomer generation, will increasingly need well-located, age-friendly housing options to meet varying needs and circumstances.

Karen Margolis, Aging + Housing Solutions Consultant, worked for over 20 years as a City Planner and Housing Specialist in MetroWest Boston, providing her with a keen understanding of local communities, housing opportunities, and the social and physical contexts of how communities shape our lives.  She was the Real Estate Development Manager for the development of a mixed income senior housing community in the Town of Framingham.  This experience shaped a passion in housing for older adults.

Karen’s role as a caregiver has instilled in her compassion for older people faced with the complex and challenging struggles to maintain autonomy and independence in the face of unexpected events.  Planning ahead can ease many of those challenges and can make a home a comfortable place to age gracefully.  Solutions which address identified needs can be accomplished with attractive design and style, and can increase the value of a home.

Karen brings insight about aging and older adults and their intersection with the physical environment, both on the home and community level.  She holds a Master Degree in City Planning (MCP) from MIT, and a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Gerontology from University of Massachusetts Boston.  In addition to being a City Planner and Gerontologist, she is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders.

Service Area:  The MetroWest Region of Boston:

Framingham, Natick, Ashland, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston, Wellesley, Newton, Marlborough, Southborough, Westborough, Holliston, Sherborn, Concord, and Acton.  Services may also be offered beyond this core service area.

Consultant Services Fees:

$120.00/hour.

 

© 2017  Karen S. Margolis, Agewise Housing Solutions