National Aging in Place Week Kicks Off, New Website Released

image The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) announced its annual Aging in Place Week along with a new website meant to become America’s Senior Support Network and help link seniors with services in neighborhoods all across the country.

"Our goal is to provide one-stop-shopping for seniors who have problems and are searching for help," said Marty Bell of NAIPC. "This new site is designed to make it as easy as possible for seniors to find the services they need."

The new website includes a directory of several different types of service providers including reverse mortgage lenders.  After a quick glance it looks like the list is derived from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association

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Aging in Place week is a nationwide event where service providers across the country provide educational and entertaining events from October 12 to 18 to help seniors age comfortably and healthfully in their homes.

You can see a list of events planned here.

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  • I am hardly impressed by a “NATIONAL ” resource for seniors that has a mere handful of areas, or chapters up and running. And then, a senior is referred to a single person in that area for advice? Who are these people, and who regulates who the reps are for each chapter? It just seems silly to launch and promote a site that is incomplete, the DC chapter has “filler copy”, and I do not see how any of this is going to assist a senior more than a copy of their yellow pages will.

  • We are starting a brand new chapter of the NAIPC here in central Mississippi. We already had a group of business people who provided goods and services to seniors that had been meeting together for the last few years to share information about anything and everything having to do with our senior clients. Our old group was and is great, but the new NAIPC chapter is even better. We will have more structure and will be providing education and information to our members to help them, help their clients. Still a new entity that is growing, but a very good idea.
    We had enough people to charter at our very first informational meeting. There is a lot of interest in our area. You make a good point about who the reps are and who regulates them. As I see it, we will have to be self-regulating until something official comes down from the NAIPC. Personally, I would never align myself with anyone who wasn't honest, ethical and who didn't have the best interest of their senior clients in mind while conducting their business.
    This is really an exciting time for us. A contractor that I have referred to many of my senior clients in the past has joined our chapter. He is taking the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)Certification program to become a “Certified Aging In Place Specialist”. In addition to doing home modifications that will allow more people to “Age In Place”, he plans on building a spec house in the near future that is designed with “Aging In Place” in mind from the very beginning.
    I believe our group of professionals will have a lot to offer our area seniors through our association with our local NAIPC chapter. We will be offering some free educational programs to the public on subjects related to our specific areas of expertise, we'll be able to make personal referrals of companies and products available here locally to our own clients and be confident of who we are referring.
    I'm very excited about our chapter and the alliances I am making with other local businesses. If someone in our group turns out to be dishonest or unethical, we will all find out in short order and absolutely not refer them in the future.

  • Marty Bell? Any relation to Peter Bell? No wonder where the reverse mortgage lender names originate, perhaps. Who cares, I guess, if the site actually helps a Senior.

  • We are starting a brand new chapter of the NAIPC here in central Mississippi. We already had a group of business people who provided goods and services to seniors that had been meeting together for the last few years to share information about anything and everything having to do with our senior clients. Our old group was and is great, but the new NAIPC chapter is even better. We will have more structure and will be providing education and information to our members to help them, help their clients. Still a new entity that is growing, but a very good idea. rnWe had enough people to charter at our very first informational meeting. There is a lot of interest in our area. You make a good point about who the reps are and who regulates them. As I see it, we will have to be self-regulating until something official comes down from the NAIPC. Personally, I would never align myself with anyone who wasn’t honest, ethical and who didn’t have the best interest of their senior clients in mind while conducting their business.rnThis is really an exciting time for us. A contractor that I have referred to many of my senior clients in the past has joined our chapter. He is taking the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)Certification program to become a “Certified Aging In Place Specialist”. In addition to doing home modifications that will allow more people to “Age In Place”, he plans on building a spec house in the near future that is designed with “Aging In Place” in mind from the very beginning.rnI believe our group of professionals will have a lot to offer our area seniors through our association with our local NAIPC chapter. We will be offering some free educational programs to the public on subjects related to our specific areas of expertise, we’ll be able to make personal referrals of companies and products available here locally to our own clients and be confident of who we are referring.rnI’m very excited about our chapter and the alliances I am making with other local businesses. If someone in our group turns out to be dishonest or unethical, we will all find out in short order and absolutely not refer them in the future.

  • Marty Bell? Any relation to Peter Bell? No wonder where the reverse mortgage lender names originate, perhaps. Who cares, I guess, if the site actually helps a Senior.

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