Real estate Needs and Info miscellaneous

One of the things we learn in life and in the Bible is that there ARE perks to getting older. Gaining more wisdom can be one of those. A couple of years ago, after a surgery, an elderly friend of mine was NOT happy with my suggestion of a stool in the shower like this one I saw while previewing homes in this week.. She tolerated it as long as she was recuperating but couldn't wait to get it out of the tub. Part of the problem was that hers was in a bathtub which made it a bit more tricky to navigate. Part of it was hating to admit she needed it. It wasn't, dare I say it, "Cool." 

Aging in Place shower in a gorgeous condo is a good reminder of the Word of God Acquire Wisdom .jpg

The last time we discussed this subject though, I was happy to hear she had modified her stance and realized how useful they can be in tubs OR showers! It's definitely much safer in case of a dizzy spell, a bit of wobbliness, or just to take a rest and enjoy the soothing water in the midst of a shower.

I just wish more houses had showers or tubs big enough to make a stool more convenient. OR came with built-in shower seats. They come in handy for so many reasons including visiting grandkids and broken ankles. And they're especially helpful for all of our beloveds with any kind of health issue – be they elderly or not. 

For now though, I'll be grateful for my senior friend's taking the advice of the Bible to "Acquire Wisdom," and hope and pray daily for wisdom for myself and my senior mom as well as we navigate this season of life. If I have to choose (and you have no idea how much it pains us baby boomers to admit this) I'd much rather be on the safe side as opposed to the cool side. How about you?

P.S. Join fellow grandparents, boomers and seniors and more at Grandma's BriefsPink Saturday and Spiritual Sunday for sweet smiles and lovely encouragement.

Spending the day working on an open house this past week, I was delighted to spot a grand bathroom with some very useful aging in place options including two seats in the master shower along with a plastic bar (I'm not sure if it was an actual grab bar. Always ask your builder/owner if you are buying a house and want grab bars if they know if they are actually installed safely as grab bars.). It was on the second story, though. I would have been thrilled to see a shower in the bathroom on the first floor as well. That and the bedroom right next to it would have made an excellent "mother-in-law suite." 

I did take some photos of it which I shared in an article I wrote at my ActiveRain real estate site. Later that day, I was thinking about creative ways to share a Bible verse, "The LORD sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down." with my grandkids and y'all. I thought of this photo and decided they would make a good combination. Then I decided to have some fun with yet another of my grand iPhone moible apps. I hadn't yet tested Path On and thought this would be a fun opportunity. 

Using real estate pictures of aging in place options to share the Word of God with my grandkids and others


















What do you think? A cute way to make a good point combining this Scripture and the shower with built in seats? And Path On passed my test. I think it will be a great app for grandkid pix AND real estate needs. Have a blessed and beautiful day, in AND out of the Sandwich Generation! 🙂 

P.S. I'm linking up to Pink Saturday and Spiritual Sunday this week as well as my ActiveRain site. 🙂