Small Bathroom Remodel Brings Big ‘Aging in Place’ Benefits to Portland Home

Check it out! I recently stumbled upon this article about remodeling a very small  Portland-area bathroom in order to make the owner’s house aging-friendly.  It’s great to know even a tiny space can be creatively adapted and made to work.

A 3′ by 3′ space can make or break a home’s suitability for aging in place.  That’s the lesson that Hammer & Hand project manager Alex Daisley came away with after performing what is surely the Portland remodeling contractor’s tiniest small bathroom remodel to date.

via Small Bathroom Remodel Brings Big ‘Aging in Place’ Benefits to Portland Home.

What Do You Want to Be Now That You’re Grown Up?

A growing number of people approaching retirement are pursuing encore careers, or late-career jobs that pay the bills while providing personal meaning or having a social impact. A new MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures report estimates that 9 million older workers, or about 9 percent of all people ages 44 to 70, are already in encore careers, up from 8.4 million in 2008.

“In the new, encore stage of life between midlife and true old age, many want work that has deeper personal meaning and that connects them to something larger than themselves,” says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife.

via More Baby Boomers Launch Encore Careers – Planning to Retire (

At our own company, Andler Resource Group, we focus on using a lifetime of skills and experience to develop projects for the social good–like VillagePDX and Portland Local–and on helping our clients take their own social benefit projects to the next level. as quickly, creatively and cost-effectively as possible.

What do you want to be now that you’re grown up?  Or, as we say at ARG, what do YOU want to create?