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Right Place, Right Time

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life

Ryan Frederick, CEO of SmartLiving 360
foreword by Paul Irving

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Wondering where to live in your later years? This strategic and thoughtful guide is aimed at anyone looking to determine the best place to call home during the second half of life.

Place plays a significant but often unacknowledged role in health and happiness. The right place elevates personal well-being. It can help promote purpose, facilitate human connection, catalyze physical activity, support financial health, and inspire community engagement. Conversely, the wrong place can be detrimental to health, as the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted. In Right Place, Right Time, Ryan Frederick...

Wondering where to live in your later years? This strategic and thoughtful guide is aimed at anyone looking to determine the best place to call home during the second half of life.

Place plays a significant but often unacknowledged role in health and happiness. The right place elevates personal well-being. It can help promote purpose, facilitate human connection, catalyze physical activity, support financial health, and inspire community engagement. Conversely, the wrong place can be detrimental to health, as the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted. In Right Place, Right Time, Ryan Frederick argues that where you live matters enormously—especially during the second half of your life.

Frederick, the CEO of SmartLiving 360 and a recognized thought leader on the intersection of place and healthy aging, provides you with tools to evaluate your living situation, ensuring that you weigh all the necessary factors to make a sound decision that optimizes your current and future well-being. He explores the pros and cons of different living options, from remaining in your current home to downsizing, intergenerational living, co-housing, senior living, and more. Along the way, he helps readers answer important questions, including "Are you already in the right place?" and "In what areas does your current place not align with your needs and desires?" The rest of the book helps you to unpack specific options for place, beginning with considerations for regions and neighborhoods and then looking at specific housing models. It also focuses on how housing is changing, particularly from a technology, health, and health care perspective. The book closes by challenging the reader to develop a discipline of choosing the right place at the right time.

Combining real-life stories about people selecting places to live with design thinking principles and interactive tools, Right Place, Right Time will appeal to empty nesters, retirees, solo agers, and even adult children seeking ways to support their parents and loved ones.

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Frederick's book could not be arriving at a more critical time...this topic is more important than ever.

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy said it best: there's no place like home. Ryan Frederick has delivered an accessible, thorough, and timely volume that will become the go-to source for everyone deciding where that home will be to live their best life tomorrow.

Today's retirees are radically rethinking the role of home. Right Place, Right Time implores readers to think deeply about the role of place and take action to make the most of life's third age.

Creating a new roadmap at midlife involves choosing the best place to live. Right Place, Right Time is an indispensable guide to understanding the importance of place in one's well-being and determining the right place at a given time in life's journey.

Ryan Frederick has correctly identified concerns and highlighted solutions for the millions of people who want to live independently with dignity for as long as they can.

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Available
Trim Size
6
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9
Pages
264
ISBN
9781421442303
Illustration Description
10 line drawings
Table of Contents

Foreword, by Paul Irving
Acknowledgments
Introduction. Why Place Matters in the Age of Longevity
Part I. Are You in the Right Place for Now?
Chapter 1. Place as a Key Component of Successful Aging
Chapter

Foreword, by Paul Irving
Acknowledgments
Introduction. Why Place Matters in the Age of Longevity
Part I. Are You in the Right Place for Now?
Chapter 1. Place as a Key Component of Successful Aging
Chapter 2. Evaluating Whether You Are in the Right Place
Chapter 3. Moving from Aging in Place to Living in Community
Part II. Where Is the Right Place for You?
Chapter 4. Regions, States, and Metro Areas
Chapter 5. Neighborhood and Communities
Part III. What Is the Right Place for You?
Chapter 6. Single-Family Housing
Chapter 7. Apartments
Chapter 8. Age-Restricted Housing
Chapter 9. Senior Living
Chapter 10. Emerging Options, from Cohousing to Tiny Homes
Chapter 11. Living with or near Family
Part IV. The Evolution of Place
Chapter 12. Place as a Hub for Technology
Chapter 13. Place as a Hub for Health
Part V. Taking Action
Chapter 14. Making the Most of Your Current Place
Chapter 15. Selecting a New Place
Conclusion. Choosing the Right Place at the Right Time
Appendix: Personal Dashboards
Resources
Notes
Index

Author Bios
Ryan Frederick
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Ryan Frederick

Ryan Frederick is the CEO of SmartLiving 360, a consulting and real estate development firm that specializes in housing and healthy aging. He serves on the National Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and was a member of the Advisory Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center Health and Housing Task Force. He is an Encore Public Voices Fellow, and his work and insights...