Looking at housing from a structural, technological and social perspective

Is it wise to start thinking at 40 about how you want to live when you are 70 years old? There are very few people in midlife who put thought to how they want to live when they are old. Still, it is well worth starting to prepare for old age and to decide what needs to be done as early as you possibly can. People who address this issue at an early stage have ample time to adapt their current home to meet their future needs or pave the way for something different and new.

The next chapter is designed to give you useful tips on how you can plan and prepare to live in your own home up into old age. A lot can be done cheaply and easily. For more major alterations, you can often find professional advice and assistance near where you live.