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The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history. More specifically, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people 65 years and older rose from 8% to 12% of the total population between 1950 and 2000. What’s more, this figure will rise to 20%…read more

How will you Age Gracefully?   Join Merrick for a discussion on Aging Gracefully Wednesday, September 10th at 7pm Hosted by: Merrick Design and Build 3923 Plyers Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895 301-946-2356 RSVP to: David Merrick at, dmerrick@mdbi.us   I am one of  the 76 million Americans, 28% of the population, that is approaching…read more

With most changes, there’s usually a bit of learning involved as you undergo a current or impending transition. While you research the topic of “aging in place,” take a look at the following websites. We found them informative and easy to navigate, while providing useful resources and sound approaches.            …read more

If you’re considering aging in place modifications in your home, it’s important to examine all of your home’s major spaces including entry ways, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and even your yard. Here’s a quick reference list to use as you review the rooms and spaces in your home:                …read more

These days, there’s a lot of conversation around the topic of “aging in place“, so we’ve decided to write a three-part series on the subject. This first post will map out three aging in place scenarios, but before we get started, let’s review at what aging in place means.   The AgingInPlace.com website speaks of…read more