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This Oregon garden is designed for aging in place

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As the mirror delights in telling me every morning, I’m not getting any younger.

But at least I have plenty of company.

By 2034, according to Danielle Arigoni, AARP’s director of livable communities (and a 1991 University of Oregon grad), there will be more people 65 and over than there are 18 and under for the first time in U.S. history.

Which is why aging in place — and how best to do it — is such a major issue now, one that will only become more important in the next several decades.

“It’s a massive demographic tipping point,” Arigoni says. A 2018 AARP survey found 75% of those 50 (what I call “those kids”) and over want to age in their own home, and the percentages grew even higher in older age groups.

Much has been written about what to do to make a residence’s interior best suited for

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Speakman Launches Complete Vector Bathroom Collection Designed by Roger Thomas

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“It’s always a thrill to see how beautifully Speakman executes my vision,” Thomas says. Though commonly recognized for his decorative work in product design, Thomas wanted to bring forth his structural background in these pieces. “I resisted the urge to embellish these designs in order to capture their most pure and simple form,” he adds. “I love how these products, second-to-none in functionality and durability, help turn a bathroom into an enveloping six-star experience.”

Thomas is best known for his illustrious career with Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. “Hospitality design often leads the way in innovating form and function, especially in the bathroom,” says Adam Horwitz, general manager of Speakman. “This collection is a great example of that trend, which can easily translate to residential bath applications as well.”

Vector is a wide-ranging bathroom collection that includes Roman tub faucet controls, towel racks, showerheads, and accessories. The collection’s

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