Healthy Home for Healthy Aging with Feng Shui
- A handy paperback that you can take anywhere you go
- Kindle is also available
- Many illustrations
- Each chapter has hands on exercises and provides examples of Chi, the principle concept of Feng Shui. The readers will realize the key to healthy aging is one’s own-self and home environment.
- For more detailed contents, please see the table of contents by clicking here or “CONTENTS” tab above
Many older adults want to stay in their homes as long as they can. For this reason, a house may need to be adjusted for their aging. However, not all older adults can afford remodeling or consider the psychological effect of it. What people of all socio-economic classes can do for healthy aging is to create a home environment that promotes their psychological well-being, quality of daily life, and social interaction with their communities.
Healthy Home for Healthy Aging with Feng Shui explains “how to” create a healthy home and “why” the home is important for healthy aging. It is a proactive approach which motivates people to take action now rather than a reactive action after some need occurs. Being proactive means to create an age friendly home without acknowledging aging.
Miyoko Fuse’s Healthy Home for Healthy Aging presents a highly innovative and delightful guide to an emerging issue of great concern – how to age in place in a way that is healthy, comfortable, affordable, and happy. On one level, the book is a very practical resource, packed with illustrations and tips for adjusting one’s home to fit changing life realities. The reader will find detailed information on topics like space planning, lighting, air quality, cleaning, safety and accessibility, for every room in the house, as well as entrances, ramps and landscaping. But this is no ordinary interior design or home modification guide. Miyoko mixes the functional imperatives with a deeply reflective consideration of those elements that make a house a home, inside and out, through the lens of feng shui, together with Japanese cultural practices balanced with western lifestyles. The result is what gerontologists call a “person-centered” approach that engenders observation and contemplation about the space one lives in and what one values most. An invaluable resource for everyone at every age!
Jan Abushakrah, Ph.D., Gerontology Program Chair, Portland Community College Portland Oregon