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Author reveals ‘A Senior Smart House: The Home That Cares for You’

New book tells one remarkable woman’s story about how she designed innovative home for the handicap

September 03, 2015

Author Teri Lyn Vander Heiden has never built or designed a house in her 80 years. The true story about "A Senior Smart House: The Home That Cares for You" (published by Xlibris) came to this 80-year old widow, following an accident which rendered her in a coma for nearly a week. When she awoke, she could not sleep at night, so to rest her eyes, she was aware that voices came from within her when she began to write down what they were saying. Not being asleep or quite awake, she called this event her "twilight dreams." Keeping these words in a spiral pad, she shared them with a friend who was a contractor and he told her she was building a "smart house."

In this book, she reveals a revolutionary house, first of its kind - a bedroom at night that becomes a sitting room during the day. There are sensors that turn lights on or off, as well as sensors for heat, air, plumbing, etc. There is no need for her to move in with family or friends as she gets older, nor does she have to go into a senior center to be waited on. The house will take care of her. Using Feng Shui to create the ‘CHI' energy to keep her strong and healthy, she designed and created a home that is a prototype for a handicapped person to live in, where he/she can enjoy the stay and feel independent. It is a unique system that looks after the inhabitant, complete with thoughtful designs and technology to make everyday activities easy.

While watching the house being built, she has written and published two books and she is currently finishing her third and fourth books, hopefully within the next six to eight months. To experience this special home, she encourages anyone to come by and visit. It is her hope that through this book, "A Senior Smart House: The Home That Cares for You," readers will get ideas, especially for a handicapped person, that they can take back to their home for comfort in their healing.

"A Senior Smart House: The Home That Cares for You"
By Teri Lyn Vander Heiden
Hardcover | 11x8.5in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781503568143
Softcover | 11x8.5in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781503568150
E-Book | 30 pages | ISBN 9781503568167
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Teri Lyn Vander Heiden was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, on February 18, 1935. She's been married four times and widowed twice. Heiden has been blessed with three children (two boys, Don and John, and a girl, Robin), thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She has been a masseuse all her life and found she possessed a healing touch and a calling to help others. Heiden has always been involved in the community. At Fremont Junior High School in Mesa, Arizona, she worked as a media assistant. She has served as a health and safety coordinator for an underground gold and silver mine in Virginia City, Nevada. She held the office of president of the Real Estate Board at Incline Village, Nevada, near Lake Tahoe; real estate commissioner; and owner of two real estate offices (Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas).

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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