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Planning for Your Home’s Future
Posted By Livable Communities Team On October 17, 2013 @ 8:30 am In Livable Communities | Comments Disabled
Marine Sgt. Adam Kisielewski has his pilot’s license, takes classes at a nearby college and loves to grill. Like most of us, Kisielewski considered his home his haven for safety and independence. When Kisielewksi lost his left arm (at the shoulder) and his right leg (below the knee) while deployed near Fallujah, Iraq, his desire for safety  and independence intensified. But finding a path to meet those goals had become more challenging.
Unlike Sgt. Kisielewski, most of us have the time to plan for our future  – for a day when our body doesn’t work as well as we would like, for a day when multiple generations  come together under one roof. Start preparing  now by taking an inventory of your home. What challenges could you face in five or 10 years? Here are five areas to consider as you take inventory: 
Then go to www.homeforlife2013.com  and explore the possibilities. This website provides a photo-realistic online tour that transforms a classic suburban family house into a convenient, energy-efficient  and low-maintenance home, and offers a wealth of ideas to remodel for the next stage of life.
In partnership with Homes for Our Troops , we built Sgt. Kisielewski a new home, a home that gracefully incorporates accessibility features  to give him and his family the safety  and independence they deserve. Since moving in, Sgt. Kisielewski has lost weight, is living a balanced life and is closer to his family – all because he has a home that allows him to live comfortably.
We all deserve a livable  home.
Bruce Case is the president of Case Design/Remodeling Inc., a leading full-service remodeling company headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area. Case has completed more than 100,000 renovation projects for more than 60,000 clients since its founding in 1961. Visit http://www.casedesign.com/  for more information or to request a consultation for your project.
Photo Courtesy of Case Design/Remodeling Inc.
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 safety: http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/learn/
 plan for our future: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/home-improvement/info-10-2011/home-improvements-for-future-independent-living-mo.html
 multiple generations: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/housing/info-04-2011/fs221-housing.html
 preparing: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-07-2011/is-your-home-livable.html
 inventory:: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-07-2011/aarp-home-fit-guide-aging-in-place.html
 avoid or minimize steps: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-04-2011/homes-designed-for-now-and-later.html
 www.homeforlife2013.com: http://www.homeforlife2013.com
 energy-efficient: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-07-2011/home-energy--checklists.html
 Homes for Our Troops: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hfotusa.org%2F&ei=BS1DUr-7FM-u4AOj0IGwAg&usg=AFQjCNF6ZLQvpkPBsiJkyxAAo49XGvuNdA&bvm=bv.53077864,d.dmg
 accessibility features: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-07-2011/what-is-universal-design.html
 safety: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-07-2011/make-your-home-a-safe-home.html
 livable: http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Head_Shot.png
 http://www.casedesign.com/: http://www.casedesign.com/
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