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Environmental psychologist Richard Olsen, PhD, a research professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has developed 16 easy and affordable ways people can make their homes safer and more comfortable.  The information may help baby boomers planning retirement homes.  Olsen regularly studies ways to improve living environments for the aging and people with disabilities and Alzheimer's disease.“Our studies consistently illustrate that with several simple, relatively inexpensive modifications such as reorganizing the kitchen cabinets or installing anti-skid strips on the stair tread, people can create safer and more comfortable living environments,” said Olsen who also directs the health and aging division at NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research. >>