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Ep. 39: Change Your Home to Change Your Life

“You have to potentially acknowledge that where you live currently actually isn’t the best place for you.”


Research shows that 70% of our longevity is dictated by our lifestyle choices. Our place of being is an important lifestyle choice – even more so as we age. In order to live our best life, we need to reflect on what we assume about place.

Join Cathleen today as she speaks to Ryan Frederick, the Founder and CEO of SmartLiving 360, a strategy consulting and real estate development firm specializing in healthy aging and housing. During his time at Stanford Business School, he lived in a senior living community in order to better understand the effects of place. His first book, Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life, is a best-selling guide for adults who are considering a move in their next chapter.

Show notes:

Ryan serves on the National Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and is a Fellow for Nexus Insights, a think tank advancing the well-being of older adults through innovative models of housing and healthcare. He publishes a consumer blog and other consumer content at

Ryan is a graduate of Princeton and Stanford University, and currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three children.


What’s next?

Are you a senior in the process of assessing the pros and cons of moving? Did this episode spark any questions, thoughts, or comments on reflecting about place? Share them with us at  or find us on your favorite social media platform.

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