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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:00 am

The saying goes, “With age comes wisdom,” but oftentimes, it also comes with a new set of physical challenges, such as limited mobility and difficulties with hearing and seeing. That’s why safety and comfort take a front seat when designing living spaces for seniors – whether in an assisted-living community or in your life-long home.

Certain furniture or design elements in your home that made sense before may no longer be practical. Fortunately, experts say that there are many options available to address common aging factors, including increased risk of falling or declining vision. It starts by getting a little creative and designing a living environment that promotes continued independence, with form and function.

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