Local contractor to speak about aging in place

By 2020, the number of people 65 and older living in the United States is expected to be 55 million. By 2050, that number could be as high as 88.5 million, according to 2010 U.S. Census figures. A recent survey by the American Association of Retired Persons confirms that most of those adults want to stay in their current home and community as they age. They want to “age-in-place.”

Whatcom County senior citizens can learn more about aging-in-place and various housing options during two upcoming events featuring a local building contractor.

Charlie Hudson of Hudson Remodeling will be a featured speaker at the “What’s Next – Housing Options as We Age” forum in Bellingham on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event is organized by Whatcom County Council on Aging. Attendees can also learn about the concept of village housing, assisted and independent living, and in-home care from more than 20 housing resource representatives, according to a news release.

Hudson Remodeling will also host an informational booth with a model of its unique barrier-free shower unit at the Whatcom County Home & Garden Show on March 6-8 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.

Hudson remodeling specializes in helping seniors age in place.

“For most, the dream of living life at home with the people and things they love can be a reality – but it does take careful planning and preparation before needs arise,” Hudson said. “We’ve been helping seniors take steps today to ensure their home is ready when they are.”

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