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Monday, November 5, 2012

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Disabled Seniors Deserve Condo-Living Rights

Retrofitting Swimming Pools Should Be Part Of On-Going Planning

By Frank A. Lombardi

Seniors today are living longer than ever before, and technological advances are improving their quality of life, even if they have disabilities.  Seniors are now also more educated and active than ever before. They typically know how the system works, and they advocate for laws to protect their way of life and address their disabilities, wherever they live.

Millions of seniors have chosen the condominium form of living, and this increasingly large segment of the housing market poses special challenges to developers, association boards, project managers, bankers, brokers and lawyers.  This is particularly the case when it comes to working with disabled seniors, who recognize their rights and want to continue to enjoy their favorite activities, including having year-round access to pools.   (more…)

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