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Lee Alley
Works at Senior Friendly Living, LLC
Attended University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lived in Rapid City, SD
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Gerentechnology Director at Senior Friendly Living, LLC
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  • Senior Friendly Living, LLC
    Chief Gerontologist, present
  • Texas Tech University
    Professor and researcher
  • BearingPoint
    Senior Manager, Strategic Planning
  • Nevada University System
    Vice Chancellor, Technology
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Rapid City, SD - Louiseville, KY - Lincoln, NE - Lubbock, TX - Dallas, TX - Phoenix, AZ - Madison, WI - Washington, D.C. - Independence, MO - Las Vegas, NV - Reno, NV - Philadelphia, PA
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We help older adults make a home safe, healthy and happy... or find a home that is.
Introduction

We help our older-adult clients to

  • Sell their home stress-free,
  • Respectfully distribute a lifelong collection of memories
  • Reduce the stress of packing/moving
  • Design ergonomic home adaptations
  • Downsize or select senior-community housing
  • Make or buy high tech ergonomic devices ("gerontechnology") to ease daily living
  • Provide research on senior aging, public policy, and eldercare-giving
  • Businesses provide senior friendly customer services

Who Is Behind It?

I am the founder at Senior Friendly Living, LLC, I have been involved in real estate investments and services, and internet marketing technologies for fifteen years.  

My hobbies are architectural and outdoor photography, readings in gerontological research, and computer technologies. I have served on the Boards of community-support groups such as senior center, city council study of community-wide senior needs, American Red Cross, Junior Achievement and town planning committee.  

The National Association of Realtors has designated me as one of their Seniors Real Estate Specialists.  I am a professionally Certified Senior Advisor(R) for financial, real estate, social, physiological and psychological matters of elderly persons.  I am a member of the Gerontology Society of America and the International Gerontechnology Society.

I regularly offer free Community-Education classes for older adults and their elderly parents, on how to sell a home with less stress, "handy gadgets" designed to simplify daily living for elderly persons, and training businesses on more senior-friendly products and services.

Backstory
I retired from the university Board of Regents several years ago.   After that, I went back to work, dedicating my remaining life work to helping retirement-age individuals live safe, healthy and happy in a senior-friendly home and community environment.  

In weekly personal life, I am also founder of a local hiking/learning group, founding member of a local honey bee club, ojwner and trainer of pack goats, and past aerial photographer from an ultralight airplane.

Bragging rights
My only boast is that I don't.
Education
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Ph.D.
  • Missouri State Univ.
    B.S., Mathematics
  • Missouri State Univ.
    M.S., Physics
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    M.S., Computer Science & Statistics
  • Missouri State Univ.
    B.S., Physics
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Xome intends to re-structure the real estate profession, the real estate industy, the real estate market, and consumers' real estate transaction experience.  Certainly, at least, a run at shaking things up.  Check out these conditions for agents who work with them, as reported on the Xome web site.  Apparently Xome will also hold the Agency relationship with buyers and sellers, as a licensed broker.  A one-stop shop "Amazon.com" for the real estate market.  Just log on to Xome, whip out a search or two, check the reviews, see which vendor (agent) offers the cheapest cost, sign a few Xome forms, and abr-ka-dabra, ya gotcher self a new home.  E-Z peezie, no problem.
#xome   #zillow   #realestatereferralfees  
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Absolutely nothing +Lee Alley as far as I can see. Maybe my math is off?? NOT going to work for me! #xome  How can they recruit agents? We actually do need to eat.
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After relocating 1,000 miles to Seattle-Snohomish area, ww.Leez.Bz are back in buzziness.  Slow motion video of Leez Bz returning to the hive with pollen. 
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ANNUAL FALL EQUINOX HONEYBEE HIVE INSPECTION

Fall is here.  Time to examine the hive, check on the Ladies, help them fill their pantry for winter hoard of honey
Click here for more --> http://goo.gl/VZ3gRI

#honeybeehiveinspection   #leezbz
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Interesting article +Lee Alley on your bee hives. I have seen a few people in our area have hives, but I must say, I am afraid of being stung. 
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FRESH HONEY FOR MY SENIORS REAL ESTATE CLIENTS
First time in three years that Lee'z B'z (www.LEEz.Bz) have produced more honey than they'll need to survive through next winter.  So they gave their extra honey to me to pass along to my seniors real estate clients.  Sweeeeeet.
#honeybees   #seniorsrealestate   #LeezBz  
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I was a senior in high school once.  Can I get some honey?
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This is one illustration of what I miss about studying the neuropsychology of the human brain as a learning-focused organ.  It took me far too long to realize what I was seeing.
#opticalillusion   #brainlearning  
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Even though we may not be able to remember where we parked the car, we "older people often make better decisions than younger people."  That is according to a story reported by PBS' Next Avenue.  Hey, I've "decided" this sure makes sense to me...
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2015 Monroe WA Kids' Fishing Day.  Thanks to the Monroe Lions, Trout Unlimited, Hagen Grocery and others.   #monroe   #kidsfishing   #monroelions   #troutunlimited   #hagengrocery  
With several sponsors, including Trout Unlimited, Monroe Lions Club and Hagen Grocery, there were lots of fish, plenty volunteer help, various snacks...and Kids' Smiles Unlimited. I spoke with one of the organizers who said he had personally counted the many dozens of over-three pound trout ...
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GLAMOR PORTRAITS OF A LEEZ.BZ HONEYBEE

Close-up images of one of my honeybees taking a highly deserved break from foraging fall's last pollen morsels.  Fall is a great time for outdoor macro photo's of bees in the golden natural light.
Click here for more -->  http://goo.gl/GLP8BW

#HONEYBEE #LEEZBZ  
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LEE ALLEY AS HONEYBEE SOCIAL SCIENTIST

I study the social behavior of leaderless honeybee workgroups (i.e., colonies), to help make sense of human group behavior.  

With 50,000 honeybees spending all winter trapped by the cold inside a totally dark hive, they still manage to cooperate in performing various functions of housekeeping, queen-tending, food management, temperature control, and intruder-protection.  Yet, they accomplish all that cooperation and harmonious work without any one in control authority, no communications infrastructure, no bylaws or laws, no court system to punish misbehavior, no congressbees to get paid by special interests to set rules.

So I got into beekeeping after observing decades of leadership/management troubles at dozens of universities and large corporations, while hearing that the lowly honeybee is capable of organizing, cooperating, co-existing peacefully, and accomplishing great collective productivity without laws, police, anyone in charge, nor infrastructures.

And, I can say confidently now, that I understand much better our human weaknesses that foretell organizational failure, after studying the social life of honeybee colonies.  It is a fascinating perspective, with great lessons in cooperation without leaders.

Read more here -->   http://goo.gl/PhB234  
and here    http://goo.gl/X05pQX

#leezbz   #eusocial #honeybee #leadershipskills  
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Reducing stress by elderly persons when selling their home.    If this topic interests you, would you please click through to that page and decide if you want to follow it?  Hope you can use the information!
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Great article and congrats on the feature.
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Super-sized super-tuned wind chimes...
A few months ago I suddenly had an urge to build the largest, most finely tuned wind chimes north of Mexico.  (No, I wasn't smoking the goats' alfalfa.)

So, I dusted off some college lecture notes on "physics of music" and started tinkering.  With zero musical education and even less (yes) musical talent I started gathering aluminum tubing from old cell tower legs.  (Hey, don't you?).  My first effort was "ok".  http://goo.gl/kQft1

But, wow, once I got the algebraic models down pat, plus a couple frequency analyzer app's on the old 'droid tablet pc, some real, serious mind-soothing melodious ear-candy started emanating from my shop.  Sure 'nuff, here is a set of 8 super-tuned jye-gondo-big wind chime pipes.  

So I took them to a local art/craft fair in Rapid City, the Black Hills, and pretended to know what I was doing.  But holy cow, the response was tremendous.  Many people stopped by to learn where that "siren song" was coming from.  Now, I've got the juice.  

With just a few chunks of salvaged scrap metal pipes I can make many new friends .  (Who'da thought...using Sirens' Songs as a customer lead generator?)

Most everyone who heard this awesome aluminum choir were as astonished as I was.  Sure wish you could here this.  But, then, I'd have to strap you to the mast of a ship while passing by the sirens' songs.
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That is cool, I wish I could hear them too +Lee Alley!  
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