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Six Wellness Design Trends For 55-Plus Homebuyers

I turned 60 last December. I had been dreading it earlier in the year, but after some reflection, I came to welcome it with excitement. “I’m going to be even cooler in my 60s than I was in my 50s or 40s!” I declared to friends. My thinking: I’m going to stay as healthy and active as I can and positively thrive in this new decade of my life. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world as a 60-something will be pretty rad, won’t it? In the meantime, I’m shopping for a new home with a yard that I can enhance with wellness features, and enjoying my wellness design consulting career. How about you? Do any of these six trends for 55-plus homebuyers fit your life and wish list?

The pandemic spurred builders to create and enhance socially-distanced outdoor living spaces.
(PHOTO COURTESY OF CANTAMIA 55+ COMMUNITY AT ESTRELLA GOODYEAR, AZ / BDX)

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Yesterday was National Puppy Day (AKA #nationalpuppyday on social media)! If you have a fur baby, this pic may resonate with you. It’s from my latest book, WELLNESS BY DESIGN, which has lots of helpful info about creating pet-friendly spaces in your home.

Pet-friendly features make a home safer and healthier for two- and four-footed family members alike.
(PHOTO: WELLBORN CABINETS, INC. // WELLNESS BY DESIGN (TILLER PRESS, 2020) (C) J. GOLD)

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BOOK BUZZ

WELLNESS BY DESIGN was featured in a wellness blog post by Marcieli da Silva. Here’s a link.

Are you an audiobook fan? I like listening to them on my solo #Kili2021 training rucks around the neighborhood. WELLNESS BY DESIGN is available through Audible too. You can listen to a sample here.

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TRADE BUZZ

Are you a home builder or developer? If so, I have NEW wellness design Builder Programs that can help you be more successful in 2021 and beyond! You can read more about them here — and schedule a FREE 20-minute consultation call here.

 

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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