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  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
    30 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.
  • Experts on aging: UN Sustainable Development Goals discriminatory, ageist

    Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
    29 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    New global health targets agreed by the United Nations will force policy makers to discriminate against people aged 70 and over, according to a statement from a University of East Anglia (UEA)...
  • THE PUNE DECLARATION 2015 AGE-FRIENDLY SMART CITIES

    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family
    22 May 2015 | 5:40 am
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  • Recommended weekend reading on retirement

    RetirementRevised
    Mark Miller
    29 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Here’s a quick look at articles that have caught my eye the week of May 25 – 30 – happy weekend reading . . . Annuities: Useful but Little Understood. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Medicare Advantage billing fraud must be investigated. Fred Schulte/The Center for Public Integrity The Best Diversifier Has Been the Simplest (bonds). Christine Benz/Morningstar What New Managed Care Regulations Will Mean For Frail Elders. Howard Gleckman/Forbes More people with Alzheimer’s are becoming activists — which brings its own challenges. Fredrick Kunkle/The…
  • The Aging Debate Across America

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    21 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    by Carol Marak Eight of our nation’s leading aging-focused organizations have come together to build a better understanding of older adults needs and their contributions to society. They hope to provide the general public with a current perspective of what the aging population needs and to improve the lives of all people as they age. […] The post The Aging Debate Across America appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
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    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

    30 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.
  • Democrats' 2016 field set to grow with O'Malley's entry

    30 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential campaign with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination.
  • Sources: Hastert engaged in sexual misconduct as a teacher

    29 May 2015 | 3:35 pm
    The alleged "misconduct" referenced in the indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is of a sexual nature involving a male individual, dating back to Hastert's time as a high school wrestling coach and history teacher in Yorkville, Illinois, sources with knowledge of the case told ABC News. Associates and former colleagues of Hastert expressed surprise and dismay today over allegations that he disbursed $1.7 million in hush money payments to conceal alleged misconduct from a period before he entered politics. The school district that employed Hastert from 1965 to 1981…
  • Obama says 'handful of senators' blocking surveillance reforms

    30 May 2015 | 2:57 am
    By Patricia Zengerle and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on Americans could lapse at midnight on Sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation. Obama said he had told Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to act swiftly on a bill passed by the House of Representatives that would renew certain powers and reform the bulk collection of telephone data. "I don't want us to be in a…
  • Presidential disaster declaration signed after Texas storms kill 21

    29 May 2015 | 11:23 pm
    By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration late on Friday for areas in Texas hammered by severe weather that killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations this week. Storms that battered North Texas on Thursday and Friday added more runoff to swollen rivers and prompted hundreds of calls for help in Dallas, where some areas saw up to seven inches (17.8 cm) of rain. "Communities across the State of Texas have experienced devastating destruction, injury and – most tragically – loss of…
 
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    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family

  • THE PUNE DECLARATION 2015 AGE-FRIENDLY SMART CITIES

    22 May 2015 | 5:40 am
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  • WHO AM I - A Poem on Alzheimer's

    16 May 2015 | 6:29 am
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  • Chasing the Grey Population, a Japanese way

    5 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    DESIGNING underwear to fit human curves is tricky. For decades, Wacoal, a global manufacturer of lingerie based in Kyoto, has been measuring the female form and making products that factor in the toll of time and gravity. Its research is proving ever more rewarding. The company’s sales to senior citizens—who are just as interested in a graceful silhouette as women decades younger—are growing
  • Alzheimer's trial stirs talk of senior sexuality

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Whether Mom still wants sex probably isn't top-of-mind when most people are picking a nursing home for their loved one. But experts from the Widener University-based Sexuality and Aging Consortium say a ground-breaking Iowa court case illustrates why both consumers and long-term care facilities should do more thinking about sex - before they get into trouble. In the case, Henry Rayhons, a
  • Unequal Until the End

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    For the affluent, old age has its challenges. For the impoverished, it's only harder. “No one understands old but old people.” James made this proclamation over an ancient pool table in an impoverished neighborhood of the greater San Francisco Bay. The other men gathered at the senior center nodded in agreement. A slender African American man who grew up in segregated Georgia during the
 
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    RetirementRevised

  • Recommended weekend reading on retirement

    Mark Miller
    29 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Here’s a quick look at articles that have caught my eye the week of May 25 – 30 – happy weekend reading . . . Annuities: Useful but Little Understood. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Medicare Advantage billing fraud must be investigated. Fred Schulte/The Center for Public Integrity The Best Diversifier Has Been the Simplest (bonds). Christine Benz/Morningstar What New Managed Care Regulations Will Mean For Frail Elders. Howard Gleckman/Forbes More people with Alzheimer’s are becoming activists — which brings its own challenges. Fredrick Kunkle/The…
  • How Social Security could help fix retirement inequality

    Mark Miller
    28 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Ben Veghte, Social Security Works   Americans need bigger retirement nest eggs, there is no doubt about that. More than half of us have saved less than $25,000, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Policy experts often point to such figures to underscore the looming retirement security crisis, and proposals have been flying this year from Republicans and Democrats alike for ways to encourage people to sock away more money. Just one problem: Middle- and lower-income households often do not earn enough to save meaningful amounts due to decades of stagnant wage growth, job…
  • What’s the future hold for Social Security field offices?

    Mark Miller
    28 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    Will you be able to go to a Social Security office 10 years from now for help claiming your benefits? Probably — but a new report from the Social Security Administration (SSA) outlining its vision for future service delivery has some critics worried about the future of the agency’s face-to-face customer services. A report issued last month by the Social Security Administration, called Vision 2025, lays out the agency’s plan for service delivery in the year 2025. It’s a comprehensive document that describes the shifting demographics of the Social Security Administration’s…
  • What the Medicare doc fix means for your pocketbook

    Mark Miller
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Medicare “doc fix” is in. The question now: What will it mean for seniors’ pocketbooks? President Obama recently signed the most significant Medicare legislation in years–a plan to fix a Medicare formula that threatened to slash payments to doctors every year. The law achieves several positive Medicare reforms, but it will increase some costs for enrollees. The changes are set to be phased in over a period of years, so it’s worth understanding the reforms if you’re already signed up for Medicare, or will be enrolling during the next decade. The reforms…
  • This weekend’s recommended reading on retirement

    Mark Miller
    23 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    Here’s a quick look at articles that have caught my eye in the past week: The Risks and Rewards of Self-Managing Investment Portfolios. There are good reasons for retirees to manage their own financial lives: Saving money on fees is one benefit, and more closely aligning investments with personal goals is another. John Wasik/The New York Times. Six Questions to Ask Before Rolling Over a Retirement Account. Before you initiate a transfer from a retirement plan to an IRA, consider these questions. Kevin McKinley/Wealthmangement.com Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a…
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    EldercareABC

  • The Aging Debate Across America

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    21 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    by Carol Marak Eight of our nation’s leading aging-focused organizations have come together to build a better understanding of older adults needs and their contributions to society. They hope to provide the general public with a current perspective of what the aging population needs and to improve the lives of all people as they age. […] The post The Aging Debate Across America appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Age of Disruption Tour: A Commercial

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    18 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    By Joy Loverde What if nearly everything we know about aging is wrong? On his 30-city tour, Dr. Bill Thomas encourages audiences of all ages to turn the tables on “Life’s Most Dangerous Game” and approach aging with the skill and enthusiasm it requires. I attended Dr. Thomas’ Age of Disruption event last week and […] The post Age of Disruption Tour: A Commercial appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Time Flying by? Joy Loverde Offers Tips on Slowing it Down

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    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Joy Loverde The year is 1959. It’s July. I’m the first one up and out of the house. I’m sitting on the front porch. It’s already 89 degrees outside and I’ve got a long, hot day ahead of me. I have no plans and nowhere to go. I’m worried about absolutely nothing. Remembering slow […] The post Time Flying by? Joy Loverde Offers Tips on Slowing it Down appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part 2

    admin
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Joy Loverde The subject of my last blog “Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part 1” focused on a creative solution for financing the care of an aging parent. I wrote about three siblings who managed to cover the cost of their mother’s care in spite of being on extremely tight budgets. This […] The post Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part 2 appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part I

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    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Joy Loverde   Meeting family caregivers face-to-face and learning about how they solve parent-care problems is one of the many rewards I cherish when I am on the road. Their eldercare suggestions and inventions never cease to amaze me. Here is a tip I heard about last week that is worth noting.   Suggestion: […] The post Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part I appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • "Generative" Health Care Leadership, Governance and Boards of Directors

    27 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Time to get "generative!"Thanks to bout of troublesome weather, the Population Health Blog has been stranded somewhere in the U.S. air-travel network. Undaunted by bitter loss of an upgrade and the prospect of a late arrival, it bravely used the down time to dig into the highly interesting book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard P. Chait, William Ryan, and Barbara Taylor.While written for "nonprofit board members," the PHB believes the insights are applicable to just about any board of directors or other leadership group of an…
  • Predictions for a 50% Health Care Economy

    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Health care costs too much.  Having to pay more for doctors, hospitals and pills is threatening national security, undermining our industrial competitiveness, leading to underinvestment in vital infrastructure and exacerbating economic inequality. As we devote more and more of our individual household budgets, business revenues and national treasure to healthcare, it these excess costs will "crowd-out" our ability to pay for other worthy stuff.Naturally, insightful Population Health Blog readers know the real story is more complicated than that.
  • Vegas' Healthcare Lessons: A Field Trip Report

    18 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    The Population Health Blog spent the last week in Vegas exploring the actuarial, medical, predictive, economic, social and quality dimensions of an important part of the property and casualty insurance industry. If memory serves, this was the fourth time it was there.  And a lot has changed over the last few yearsNaturally, the PHB's commitment to lifelong learning shielded it from Sin City's too-numerous -to-count temptations.  Being in windowless conference rooms from 7 AM to 6 PM prevented it from the succumbing to The…
  • For the Commercial Health Insurers, Winter Is Coming

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Fans of HBO's hit fantasy TV series Game of Thrones will recognize the adage.  In the show, the continent of Westeros has had a long hot summer of breasts, butts and beheadings. Now, it's not only getting colder, but there have been sightings in the North of blue-eyed freeze-dried warrior zombies. Crops are failing, the northern tribes are fleeing and the crows are looking more sinister by the minute. The only thing that separates civilization from catastrophe is The Wall.  That's made of a lot of ice and it is guarded by the Night's Watch. …
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    The Health Wonk Review is a linked summary of the better insights from smart health policy bloggers.  The latest edition is hosted by Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters.Enjoy!
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    Dealmakers Forum and Development News

  • Berkadia Closes a Big One

    general@levinassociates.com
    29 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    Just how did NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. fund its $875 million acquisition of a 32-property senior living portfolio? They hired Chris Fenton and Jay Healy of Berkadia Seniors Housing and Healthcare to secure $648.2 million of Fannie Mae debt. The 10-year fixed-rate financing features a 4.17% interest rate, a 73.5% loan-to-value and a 30-year amortization. All individual loans were cross collateralized and cross defaulted. The 32 properties are in 12 states with 4,012 independent living units and average occupancy in excess of 90%.   Return to home page The post Berkadia Closes a Big…
  • New Prudential Fund Secures $110 Million Deal

    general@levinassociates.com
    29 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) closed on an acquisition of three large assisted living and memory care communities for $110 million, or $281,300 per unit. The new fund, Senior Housing Partners V, closed in May with $629 million of capital commitments. It is PREI’s fifth fund dedicated to seniors housing. One community in Tennessee opened in April 2012 and has 130 units, and another in Tennessee opened last October and has 126 units. The third property is in Connecticut, and it opened last September and has 135 units. PREI will retain Hearth Management, which previously owned the…
  • Watercrest Senior Living Breaks Ground in Florida

    general@levinassociates.com
    29 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Vero Beach, Florida-based Watercrest Senior Living Group, and its development partner Starling Senior Living, celebrated the official groundbreaking of a 90-unit assisted living community in Jacksonville, Florida. It will have 66 assisted living units and 24 memory care units totaling 79,000 square feet. All of Watercrest’s memory care associates are Certified Dementia Specialists. The building was designed by PQH Group.   Return to home page The post Watercrest Senior Living Breaks Ground in Florida appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • Seniors Housing Weekly Update – Legal Wrangling With CCRCs

    general@levinassociates.com
    26 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    May 26, 2015. 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe. One CCRC lost a legal battle with regard to its dining room policies. Other ramifications?… Legal Wrangling With CCRCs The American Seniors Housing Association recently issued a legal brief on a fair housing settlement involving a CCRC. The Justice Department had filed a complaint against a CCRC that had restricted use of the main residential dining room to the residents of the independent living units. This restriction also applied to spouses of an IL resident who were in the skilled nursing unit. Having personally spent a lot of time in a…
  • Recent Senior Care M&A Deals, 5/27/2015

    general@levinassociates.com
    26 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Check out our recent deals! Long-Term Care   AcquirerTargetPrice Advantage Management GroupVillage of Redford$6.5 million Maximus HealthcareBriody's Health Care FacilityN/A Return to home page The post Recent Senior Care M&A Deals, 5/27/2015 appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
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    Palliative Care | End of Life | Death | Mourning

  • Talk About Death

    deannacochran
    29 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    There is a new consciousness about death that has been sweeping the world and everyone in the “death trade” as Stephen Jenkinson calls it knows it. The ‘talk about death movement’ was ignited by the ‘Café Philosophique‘ in the 1990s in France, which inspired the ‘Café Mortal.’ Jon Underwood read about that in the paper in 2010 and walaa!, ‘Death Cafe’ was born and has been spreading like wildfire since September 2011. But that’s not all. This is a movement that is only gaining momentum. There are people creating all kinds of…
  • “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”

    deannacochran
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    Audio Interview Not everyone wants to get on the bandwagon of exploring death and dying related topics. I know many people who don’t. Those of us who do sometimes judge those who don’t as if the ones who don’t are not as evolved, etc. I am on an exploration of why people don’t want to talk about it. My first interview is with a beautiful woman I know, Kiersten Legge, a 46 year old Pest Control Technician from the University of Texas at Austin. She has told me many times she has run from the topic her whole life and has no desire to talk about it. One day she decided to…
  • End of Life Certificate

    deannacochran
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Exciting news! Quality of Life Care is incorporating ALLEGRA Learning Solution’s, Certificate in End-of-Life Care to our curriculum for our Private Mentoring Program. So you will be receiving 18 contact hours for their program AND the Accompanying the Dying Certificate. Go HERE to view the curriculum for the Certificate. The Certificate in End-of-Life Care was co-created by Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, NC-BC and Caroline Young, MPH. Both have extensive backgrounds in education and healthcare and I am excited to bring this course into the training of end of life doulas.
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    28 Dec 2014 | 6:25 pm
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  • Food and the dying

    Deanna Cochran
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Most of the time, a person who is dying does not want to eat or drink. It is hard on us who love the person, not on them usually. I don’t believe in encouraging someone to eat or drink if they don’t want to and I don’t encourage placement of feeding tubes and IVs to give artificial nutrition and hydration to a person whose body is dying. It is the natural order of things that a person’s body dehydrates as it is dying. The dehydration of dying is normal. There are some stories and some ideas I wanted to share about food and liquid as someone we love dies. We all think differently about…
 
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    Pallimed

  • Cases: The Decision to Discontinue a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

    Pallimed Editor
    29 May 2015 | 9:57 am
    by Yael Schenker, MD, MASCase:A 58-year old man receives a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for chronic end-stage heart failure in 2010. His LVAD is initially placed as a bridge to transplant. However his post-operative course is complicated by persistent chronic infection, multiple embolic strokes and prolonged hospitalization. He is taken off the transplant list. In 2012 he is readmitted to the hospital from a long-term acute care facility for aortic valvuloplasty and LVAD weaning studies. This hospitalization is complicated by a hematoma causing nerve compression in his right leg and…
  • On Optimism and Pessimism in Illness

    Amy Clarkson
    28 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    by Amy ClarksonAs a parent, one of the incredible mysteries has been to watch each of my children come into this world with a predetermined personality. Our parenting style seems to have little effect on these inborn traits. We know that our ultimate personality is a grand mix of what we come into the world with, our genes, and the life experiences we have. One such nuanced trait that is both nature and nurture based is the optimism/pessimism scale. You can surely place yourself on this scale as you read this. Maybe you’ve been called an idealist, or negative or someone who always looks on…
  • The Future of Funding for HPM Physician Training

    Pallimed Editor
    27 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    by Kyle EdmondsLast year, the Institute of Medicine gave us the near-simultaneous release of two reports: Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs and Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. These reports address two related aspects of reaching the IOM’s triple aims of better care, better health, and lower costs. Even casual readers of this blog will know that there is a problem with the number of trained hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) physician specialists in the US – with an estimated 6,000-18,000…
  • Attitudes, values and beliefs during an illness

    Pallimed Editor
    27 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    Attitudes, values, and beliefs are bound to shift when people become ill, especially when active treatment for acute illness shifts to palliative care. During tonight’s #HPM chat, guest moderator @meredithgould will focus our conversation on shifting attitudes, values, and beliefs about health and spirituality (not religion!) for patients, caregivers, and providers as well.Meredith Gould, creator of the #chsocm (church social media) hashtag and #chsocm chat founder, recently created #hlthsp to tag content and conversation about health and spirituality. She and Regina Heater (@reckshow)…
  • Annual Memorial Service at a Cancer Center

    Pallimed Editor
    20 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    by Sydney Dy So many wonderful things have happened during my 15 years helping develop and lead so many of our palliative care programs throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine. As a big highlight, I was asked to be the staff speaker at our Cancer Center's recent annual memorial service. It was such a moving experience, with our lobby full of 300 family members and many staff who spent countless hours putting this together, and a lot of love. The most amazing part was the mother of a patient we had who died at a young age after her transplant, that we all felt so badly about, who told us she came…
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    Aging In Place Technology Watch

  • Technology for seniors – dial down passion, dial up market readiness

    Laurie Orlov
    29 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    The passion of innovation for seniors. Rant on. It’s the most I have seen in the past five years: the halo that surrounds finding new companies that could, perhaps, help older adults, even if they were designed for some other purpose. Many assess them, invite them to networking events, cultivate and encourage their expectations about future opportunity and even award them prizes. The criteria for selection/participation of these entrants are not always disclosed, but phrases about criteria are on the sponsoring entities' websites. New entrants will "have an already developed,…
  • Can anyone make money with designs that are just for seniors?

    Laurie Orlov
    21 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    The more innovation there is, the more some things don’t change.  Stroll through this Aging 2.0 Summit link – and you will see pages of logos of new, newer, and newest companies trying to make a technology or product that could be used to serve seniors – or perhaps help those who serve them. Or the AARP Health50 Live Pitch, or the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge or the Quintiles competition at Wake Forest in North Carolina. Yet again and again, the question bubbles up – can firms make money creating and selling technology or other innovations specifically…
  • Five aging in place technologies from AARP’s LivePitch

    Laurie Orlov
    16 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    Everybody off the bus -- the last convention for AARP. Last week’s Life@50+ National Event in Miami was reportedly the last time AARP will produce one of these national entertainment-filled conventions with speakers and tracks for all interests and crowds of boomer-and-beyond women (mostly, based on observation) -- volunteering to pack lunches, climbing onto buses, and basking in the Florida sunshine. The health-focused startup Live Pitch event on Thursday heard 4 minutes from the 10 finalists, 2 minutes from five Florida-based startups, and short 1-minute pitches from alternates from…
  • Tech for aging at home – plenty of news, what’s the meaning?

    Laurie Orlov
    12 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    In tackling aging with tech -- interesting few weeks.  Sometimes odd things happen in sequences that beg a backward search for meaning. So let’s recap: within the past three weeks, Silicon Valley VCs invested in a presumably tech-enabled home care agency, Apple and IBM coughed up 5 million iPads for Japanese seniors (to “tackle aging”), and the US Senate held a hearing on the benefits of technology for those aging at home. Some might see these three disparate events, when viewed together, as a trend that shows how tech, big companies, and public policy are all coming…
  • Marketing nonsense alternatives to assisted living by preying on fear

    Laurie Orlov
    6 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    Are ‘drop-in chefs’ an alternative to assisted living?  Some headline writers saw an opportunity – and some ran with the title even though the original NPR story stepped back a bit and said ‘help seniors stay in their own homes.’  You probably have heard that cost-sharing is an alternative to assisted living. Or sharing your home with roommates through Room2Care, with the founder wisely observing “Not everyone needs to be in assisted living.” Or let’s take Granny Pods – are they an alternative to assisted living?
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    Society of Certified Senior Advisors

  • Retiring Abroad: Best Countries for Healthcare

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    27 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    As many seniors think about retiring abroad, a big concern is how much they will have to pay for quality healthcare. Fortunately, certain countries provide healthcare that is less expensive than in the United States but often just as good.As many seniors think about retiring abroad, a big concern, especially for those with fewer resources, is how much they will have to pay for quality healthcare. Fortunately, certain countries provide healthcare that is less expensive than in the United States, but often just as good. Often these countries’ doctors have trained in the United States, and…
  • Bone Up on Facts about Osteoporosis

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    26 May 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Osteoporosis is more than deteriorating and weak bones. It can lead to debilitating fractures, chronic pain and the inability to perform everyday actions, including walking, maintaining your household and even dressing and bathing. Those who suffer from it can testify:“I have had three vertabrae fractures in the last two years. I’m still in considerable pain and cannot do the simplest of tasks. Vacuuming, window cleaning or anything to do with lifting, even a casserole dish, brings on severe pain. I went a whole year in severe pain, could not do much, struggled at work. . . . I could not…
  • Ethical Wills: A Gift of Wealth Beyond Money

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    22 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Ethical wills are a way of conveying personal values and history, and provide a legacy for families and future generations.Ethical wills are a simple yet powerful way to communicate values and intentions. They are typically letters addressed to a specific audience, such as the writer’s child or immediate family. They can be excellent relationship building tools for advisors when used in conjunction with their financial planning services. Because they are not legal documents, any advisors can address this subject with their clients. By…
  • Solo Aging: The Next Frontier

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    21 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Older adults who live alone, and are without children or close relatives, must find ways to stave off loneliness and isolation by developing strong, social support systems.As a professional advisor, you interact with baby boomers on a regular basis. In most cases, these are the children of the clients you serve. Whether or not they were your initial point of contact, these adult children’s lives are intertwined with that of the client, and as they navigate the waters of their parents’ declining abilities, the question they inevitably ask…
  • Caregiver Grief: Recognizing and Addressing the Symptoms

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    13 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    There is no doubt that caregiving is a stressful, emotionally charged responsibility filled with conflicting emotions. The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill, or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers.Grief is universal to the human condition, but it is especially prevalent in aging populations and those who care for them. The experience of aging is replete with loss: loss of function, loss of roles, loss of visibility in popular culture. The experience of caregivers is also one…
 
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    Retirement - Only the Beginning

  • I Love Waking Up Retired

    LoveBeingRetired
    27 May 2015 | 8:13 am
    It is nice being retired. To this point living my post-employment life is pretty much what I have always wanted. I don’t miss ‘the job’. It is amazing how easy one can adapt to no stress, no deadlines, and no meetings. And since I still keep in touch with the important people, I have the best of both worlds. I am happy exploring all my second act has to offer. What I do with the days is in my control. My calendar is filled only with those events I choose. When the phone rings I may pick it up or I may not. When noontime rolls around you may find me still wearing sweatpants or maybe…
  • Now That We Are Retired, What Next?

    LoveBeingRetired
    19 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    When you finally make the move to retirement the possibilities for good times to be had can seem endless. Instead of spending your time working for the man (or woman) you will find yourself in the enviable position of choosing to do what you actually want with your days. You are free to get up when you want, dilly-dally as you choose and spend your newfound freedom pursuing whatever interests you for the moment. Then move on if and when you are so inclined. Rather than obsess over the company’s quarterly performance you can focus on what really matters – like starting that lovely…
  • How You Can Extend Your Retirement Honeymoon Period

    LoveBeingRetired
    12 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    The beginning of retirement can be wonderful. You have survived the rigors of the working world, raised a family and hopefully put aside enough to subsidize exactly the lifestyle you want. Now you can finally start doing what you really want to do and live at a pace that suits you best. Let the honeymoon begin. It should not be too surprising if your first year of retirement seems to pass quickly. Time flies when your only obligation is to explore your inner passions and find ways to enjoy yourself. Just working through your to-do list will probably take a good portion of year number one.
  • Avoid These Common Mistakes New Retirees Make

    LoveBeingRetired
    5 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    Since no one has firsthand experience being retired until they actually do, we may stumble while learning to navigate our way. This is new territory, and we typically have to figure things out as we go. Some people do not fully appreciate the magnitude of unlimited free time until they experience it, while others fail to plan ahead enough to sufficiently prepare for multiple decades of retirement. Whatever the particular oversight, being blindsided by the unexpected threatens to put a damper on an otherwise smooth transition into retirement. Retirement doesn’t have to be full of…
  • Start Your Retirement Right

    LoveBeingRetired
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    When I first retired I was not sure exactly what I should be doing. For 30 years my life was pretty much dictated by my career. I went to work Monday through Friday, and then tried to catch up with the rest of my life during fast-paced weekends. Raising a family, paying the bills and trying to put aside a little for the future was a full-time undertaking. Then I retired. Over the past few years, I have learned some valuable lessons and survived a handful of surprises I had not foreseen prior to the transition. I am very happy with the experience and where I am today, but there are some things…
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  • Most Read: Innovation is the Future, Developer Targets High-Tech Communities

    Jason Oliva
    29 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week: Taking Assisted Living from Small-Time to Regional Power Player—Since its founding in 2002, one assisted living provider has grown to become one of the major senior housing players in Virginia. By pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy, this provider has been successful in buying properties, having grown from just three to 21 communities over the course of its operations. Senior Living Gains Investor Appeal, But Best is Yet to Come—Considered a niche investment in the past, senior…
  • What the Reinvented SNF Means for Senior Living

    Jason Oliva
    28 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Every industry is susceptible to change. But in senior living, no sector needs an overhaul more than skilled nursing, both from a construction and culture standpoint, says one chief executive officer. As the capital markets have shown an increased interest in senior living construction in the years following the Great Recession, it is time to evaluate the future spectrum of senior living products, specifically skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), says William Nicholson, CEO of The Congress Companies, a construction firm specializing in the senior living, health care and multi-family residential…
  • CEO Pay: HCP’s Martin Out-Earns Big 3 Peers

    Tim Mullaney
    28 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The CEOs of the “Big Three” health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) all were among the 25 highest-paid U.S. equity REIT chief executives in 2014, with HCP Inc.’s Lauralee Martin leading the pack. Martin, president and CEO of HCP (NYSE: HCP), took the No. 8 spot on the recently released rankings, compiled by business intelligence services firm SNL Financial. In 2014, she received about $12.4 million in option-adjusted compensation, according to SNL. That was a 48% year-over-year increase, from $8.4 million in 2013. She received $832,832 in cash equivalent compensation in…
  • 40% of Wealthy Aren’t Prepared for Luxury Senior Living Costs

    Emily Study
    28 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Development of high-end senior living products and services may be increasing, but data shows four in 10 wealthy individuals still aren’t prepared for the costs of long-term care. In the event that long-term care is ever needed, nearly one-quarter (23%) of the cohort expects to live in a luxury assisted living facility, according to the 2015 U.S. Trust “Insights on Wealth and Worth” survey, which polled 640 individuals with at least $3 million in investable assets. Not surprisingly, more than half of the survey respondents expect to age in place with care provided either by family…
  • In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (5/28/15)

    Jason Oliva
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    (Legacy at Crystal Falls – Photo courtesy of Cadence McShane Construction Company) Construction: Planned Thrive Senior Living Plans Summer Groundbreaking for Ala. Community Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living announced this week that it will break ground this summer on a new assisted living community in southeast Huntsville, Ala. The 93-unit Thrive at Jones Farm will feature luxuriously appointed resident apartments, a spa, beauty salon, fitness center, doctor’s office, movie theater, multiple courtyards and more. Interior finishes will feature warm tones through the incorporation…
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  • May 29, Top Ten Reason to Retire: Social work for 30 years!

    29 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    1.No commuting 2.No alarm clock 6am 3.Older than my all my clients 4. STRESS 5. All my friends need help 6. My own routine 7.Volunteer 8.
  • May 29, Fear is the Enemy!

    29 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Retired after 35 years as a Correctional Officer, in the Canadian prison system. 56 years old. I had absolutely no hesitation in retiring from such a dreadful,
  • May 27, Lost in the Future of Retirement

    27 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    I shall be retiring next year (2016) and don't have a worthy clue what to do post-retirement or how I would respond to the stateless state... Well meaning
  • May 22, My desires have been quenched

    22 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    I was out of work on 12-28-13 from a grocery chain which went out of business. Was only 3 months from a pension, so I just retired at 60 and drew a pension.
  • May 22, Life's Threesome Story.

    22 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    A positive start always ends at a peaceful and loving ending. Hi, so great to be back from my victorious journey of motivational Life's Threesome Story
 
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    Senior Care Corner

  • Family Disney Vacation With Seniors – Keep it the Happiest Place On Earth

    Kathy Birkett
    28 May 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Planning is a big part of the fun with family vacations, especially when it’s shared. It’s also a key in determining if the vacation will be seen as successful when everyone is back home, especially when traveling with very young and/or elder family members. With summer approaching many of us are planning our summer getaways with the family, including senior loved ones. What if you’re among those planning to travel on that vacation to the happiest place on earth – Walt Disney World? Planning Considerations When Vacationing with Seniors As you’re planning the trip…
  • Barriers to Senior Technology Adoption Include Family Caregivers

    Kathy Birkett
    26 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Technology means more than entertainment to our senior loved ones — it can mean their independence. But they have to be using it! There are more and more seniors adopting technology. But it is enough and could it be more? We can see it everywhere we go. Seniors on smartphones, reading books on their e-readers, and using their tablets for all kinds of things. Laptop computers continue to be used for streaming media, web surfing, data storage, word processing and connecting to family and friends. We know there are benefits for our seniors when using technology and also for family…
  • Honoring and Observing Memorial Day Traditions of Senior Loved Ones

    Barry Birkett
    24 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and the first three day weekend in months for many in the US. Yes, we know it’s more than that, don’t we. Many of us pause to think about the men and women who paid the ultimate price in the protection of our freedom. We fly our flags and maybe go to a local ceremony. Then we move on to our cookouts and other holiday weekend activities. That’s not the Memorial Day of many of our senior loved ones – – not even close! Meaning of Memorial Day for Many Seniors For many seniors, Memorial Day is a very personal holiday.
  • Changing Face of Aging and Implications for Family Caregivers

    Kathy Birkett
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 pm
    We have heard it time and time again – the silver tsunami has hit the shore! The number of people who are over 65 has hit an all-time high, not just in the United States but globally. They are not just aging but our seniors are changing in many ways. The latest Profile of Older Americans bears that out. This profile is compiled by the Administration on Aging, the Administration for Community Living, and the US Department of Health and Human Services. It uses the latest information available from sources such as the US Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics and the Bureau…
  • A Dozen Tips to Help Your Senior Avoid Falling Victim to Identity Theft

    Kathy Birkett
    19 May 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Our senior loved ones are at risk, as are we all, for identity theft. The more they become connected, the greater the chance of having their identity stolen grows. Does this mean we should stop them from getting online and reaping the benefits of technology? Absolutely not! What we need to do is help them do the things necessary to stay secure and protect their identity. As someone who has had a stolen identity in the past, preventing it from being stolen is a lot easier than trying to get it back and cleaning up the damage! Preventing Theft of Senior Identities Certainly we know that if a…
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    ChangingAging.org

  • Analog Aging in a Digital World, Part 2

    Jeanette Leardi, ChangingAging Contributor
    28 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Here are three analog habits that are simple and low-tech and reflect values that worked well in the past and can still apply today.
  • To All My Beautiful Friends

    Jude Meyers Thomas, ChangingAging Contributor
    17 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    As I sit here this morning looking out the window of our new home, I am so overcome with gratitude for all the loving, beautiful people in our lives.
  • Three Reasons Why Getting Older is Great

    Alexa Elheart, Guest Blogger
    15 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    Check out these three reasons why older adulthood is your time to thrive.
  • Medicalization of Feelings: BPSD or BPSOD?

    Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging Contributor
    13 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    People living with various forms of dementia often exhibit certain signs of emotional upset, which may include anger, sadness, fear, frustration, or anxiety. Have any of you ever experienced these feelings? Maybe you too have dementia!
  • America Has a Major Misconception on Aging

    Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.org
    12 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    SeniorCare.com recently asked 44 long term care experts about why only 37 percent of Americans think they will need long term care when in fact 69 percent actually will.
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    JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys » News

  • State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    JacksonWhite Elder Law
    20 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? Answer: In limited circumstances, your Social Security can be affected if you are receiving a pension. The first point here is that Social Security can only be reduced if you receive a pension from a government job, not from a job in the private sector. Limiting the class of those who may be affected even further, only those who worked for the government and who did not pay Social Security taxes are subject to having their Social Security reduced. As you can…
  • Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent

    JacksonWhite Elder Law
    8 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Question: My father was hospitalized about a year ago and the hospital social worker filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application on his behalf, but ALTCS denied the application. Recently, we started looking for longterm placement for my father, but discovered that such placement is extremely expensive. What are our options? Answer: If you need long-term care, your options are quite limited: Pay privately, use an existing long-term care policy, or apply for ALTCS — this is about it. I am assuming that your father does not have long-term care insurance, and I am further assuming that…
  • Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will

    JacksonWhite Elder Law
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Question: Prior to her death, my mom prepared a simple will outlining her wishes to divide her property equally between me and my siblings. When I was cleaning out her drawers, however, I found a beneficiary deed that purported to give me her home upon her death. Does this mean that the house is mine? Answer: A beneficiary deed is a legal instrument that is designed to pass real property from one person to another immediately upon death. The first important point is that property controlled by beneficiary deed does not go through probate — the transfer takes immediate effect upon the…
  • Differences in Medicare and ALTCS

    JacksonWhite Elder Law
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Question: Why do I need to even consider Arizona Long Term Care System when I have Medicare? After paying into the Medicare system for my entire career, shouldn’t Medicare cover my medical expenses? I don’t understand why I need to apply for ALTCS when I am already insured. Answer: The simple answer to this question is that Medicare only covers acute care and ALTCS covers the costs of long-term care. Medicare is important and necessary, but it is oftentimes not enough, particularly given that the costs of long-term care can very easily exceed $6,000 per month. And because Medicare will…
  • ALTCS Has a Network of Facilities

    JacksonWhite Elder Law
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Question: My mother has lived in the same assisted living community for three years, and we both really like most everything about her accommodations. After three years of paying for care, however, mom is just about out of money, and we need to find some assistance to keep her where she is at. If mom applies for Arizona Long Term Care System will she have to move to a special ALTCS facility? Answer: The answer to your question lies in whether or not the facility at which your mother resides is contracted with ALTCS. Without this information, I can only provide you with general information…
 
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  • eBook

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Getting The Most Out Of In-Home Senior Care eBook ging is unavoidable and there’s never an easy time to accept the fact that your elderly loved ones need additional care and attention. Whether care is needed for health reasons or simply for companionship, you never have to worry about these seniors being alone and their needs not being met thanks to in-home senior care. If you are still debating on whether or not such a service is really needed for your particular situation, it’s important to understand the benefits of in-home senior care and what exactly you should expect from these…
  • Senior Care, How to Continue to Motivate an Elderly Loved One

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    One of the hardest things for elderly family members of loved ones is trying to motivate the seniors out there to keep on living active and healthy lifestyles.  It can be a trying experience to get older.  As you age, you begin to lose a lot of the friends that you had growing up over the years.  You may lose your spouse, loved ones, people you cared the most about.  WHen it comes to situations like this, in home senior care can prove to be quite valuable to helping boost that level of motivation to get an elderly person from one day to the next. Set Them Up on a Daily Routine In home…
  • How to Plan a Senior Care Exercise Plan for an Elderly Person

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Just because we get older does not mean we no longer need to exercise.  A regular exercise plan and a quality diet is important for everyone, whether you are ten-years old or ninety-years old.  This is exactly why so many in home senior caregivers push to try and get an exercise plan set up for whomever they are taking care of.  WHen you are getting older, it remains absolutely vital to not only exercise your body, but your brain as well. Start With Exercises They Can Handle An exercise plan for a senior should be geared about that individual person.  Going for a five-minute walk may be…
  • How In Home Senior Care Can Assist an Elderly With Their Diet

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Diet is important for everyone of all ages.  If you eat healthy when you are 10, 20, 80 and so on, you are going to have good physical and mental health in all likelihood.  Planning out a diet for an elderly person can be a trying experience though.  As we get older, it can become much more difficult doing things such as going out grocery shopping, understanding and planning out healthy meals, and especially preparing the meals themselves.  This is where an in home senior care in the Jacksonville, FL area can come into play to help seniors still living at home. Helping Them Plan Out Meals…
  • Financial Planning for the Elderly to Get Ready for Senior Care Needs

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    It is inevitable that we are all going to get old eventually.  Just like we needed assistance when we were children, as we grow into seniors, we are again going to need help getting through life’s daily tasks that are set before us.  This is why it is so important to get all of your ducks in a row in terms of financial planning for this need.  Senior care needs can range from in home senior care services to prescriptions, paying for doctor visits, surgeries, and so on.  Planning ahead can help you in that you won’t have to worry about where funding is going to come from when…
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    Freedom Home Care

  • Running is Not Just for the Young

    Freedom Home Care
    29 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Although it is rare for someone to pick up competitive running in their sixties or later, Freedom Home Care has seen it happen as well as the benefits that come along with it.  Even if you are a very athletic person, you may be joining the rest of us average people who start to see a change in our skills and activity level between ages 30 to 40.  That is due to the unavoidable decline in muscular strength, endurance, and higher risk of injury. Not to mention, as we get older our injuries tend to keep us out of commission much longer than it would have in our earlier decades. When we reach…
  • A New Way to Prevent Alzheimer’s

    Freedom Home Care
    26 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    The latest research into Alzheimer’s suggests there may be a new way to prevent the debilitating disease. Scientists have not yet discovered the exact cause of Alzheimer’s, but it is believed it has something to do with abnormal amounts of faulty proteins – amyloid plaques and tau tangles – frequently found in sufferers’ brains. The production and accumulation of beta amyloid plaques in the brain cause irreversible memory as well as cognitive and motor impairments. It is the major neurotoxic agent in Alzheimer’s Disease. The use of certain compounds may block the formation…
  • Core Estate Planning Documents that Everyone Should Have: Power of Attorney

    Freedom Home Care
    18 May 2015 | 11:18 am
     Freedom Home Care recently spoke with Matthew R. Margolis from Margolis Weldon and he was kind enough to provide us with this piece concerning Power of Attorney: A common question that I hear from clients, friends, and family is, “why do I need a power of attorney?” The short answer is because once you turned 18, you became the only person who could make a health care decision on your behalf or sign your own name. It is important to differentiate between a Power of Attorney for Health Care (HCPOA) and a Power of Attorney for Property (PPOA). If a doctor or other medical professional…
  • Could Being Underweight Increase Your Risk of Dementia?

    Freedom Home Care
    14 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Researchers have discovered a new possible link to dementia: being underweight. In the largest study ever to look at relationships between body weight and likelihood of developing dementia, nearly two million people in the U.K. were observed over a period of about nine years. Those who were underweight had the highest dementia risk in old age, with body mass index (BMI) being inversely proportional to the likelihood of developing dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe a number of conditions associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills. Alzheimer’s disease is the most…
  • Glen Campbell’s Family on Coping With His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    Freedom Home Care
    12 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Since 2011, country music icon Glen Campbell has been living with Alzheimer’s disease. You may have already heard though, since Campbell and his family have been working hard to raise awareness for the disease for several years now. Upon receiving his diagnosis, the Grammy Award-winning singer embarked on a farewell tour with his family, including his wife Kim Campbell, and their three kids Cal, Shannon and Ashley. The tour became the centerpiece of a documentary called Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me, which the family says will offer an uplifting and positive outlook on handling an…
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    Survive55.com: the Baby Boomer Guidebook - BLOG

  • WHAT IS MEMORIAL DAY? 

    26 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    MEMORIAL DAY  Baby Boomers, I hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend. If you watched any television you saw that there were hundreds of ways and a hundred different reasons to celebrate over the weekend.  You have to love those 3 day weekends right? So how did you celebrate the Memorial Day holiday? Did you have a big get-together with your family and friends?  Attend a ballgame?  Have that big backyard bar-b-que? Did you watch old John Wayne movies? Did you celebrate the beginning of summer?  Buy a new car or maybe some new furniture? Did you catch up on…
  • HEART ATTACK TRUTH

    18 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    Baby Boomers, Have you ever noticed how some "stuff" just doesn't ever disappear from the internet? I admit that I am one of the happiest people on this planet because of the fact that the internet and everything it has to offer sprouted and has grown up in my generation. There has never been a more significant invention in the entire history of the human race as far as I am concerned. But with every great advancement comes the inevitable misfortune of corruption and misuse by the misguided, ignorant or uninformed percentage of our society. Here's a case in point. For probably the fifth time…
  • A Different Theory of Rock, Paper, Scissors

    15 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    Don't you wish there was some common sense like this left in the world today? Sometimes a rock to the face is all the inspiration some people need. If you found today’s blog helpful, interesting, or even funny, I bet your friends would too.  It's easy to tell them about it. Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com. The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!! Thanks for joining me and don’t forget to rate this blog below............................... Get free premium widgets for your blog and…
  • 5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most - Part 5

    13 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    Baby Boomers. Today, as promised, I bring you the final episode of my 5 part series titled “The 5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most.” The 5 Things That Baby Boomers Miss the Most: 1. Playing Competitive Sports 2. Having the Eyesight of a Young Person 3. Drinking without Lasting Side Effects 4. Eating Your Favorite Foods 5. ??? Today’s “thing” that I talk about today will probably be the “hardest” of the 5 to discuss. I am “hard-headed” yet "firm" believer in maintaining the most "rigid" standards of writing quality and I have always…
  • 5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most - Part 4

    12 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    As a Baby Boomer, I realize that there are some things I just can’t do any more like I did in my youth. Yesterday,  we talked about how just a few drinks with your friends can knock you for a loop. It's no longer a case of "youthful alcoholic consumption"  when we could slug down a 12 pack of beer and two bottles of Boone's Farm and wake up the next day ready to conquer the world. The day before that, we touched on how much I miss having the sharp eyesight of my youth.  Things are getting foggy and slightly out of focus these days and it’s not always caused by the…
 
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    Senior Travel, Womens Forum, Grandchildren, Retirement | Sixty and Me

  • Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Why Not Start With a Volunteer Vacation?

    Nancy Parode
    29 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Life after 50 should be a time of exploring your passions, not sitting in front of the TV. It should be a time of starting new businesses and making new friendships. In short, life after 50 should be the best time of your life. So, if you're wondering what to do in retirement, consider kicking things off with a volunteer vacation. You can help others or help our planet while meeting like-minded people and traveling to new places. Your volunteer vacation may be just what you need to decide what you want to do next...Read More
  • What Do You Want to Accomplish in the Next 10 Years? (Video)

    Margaret Manning
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We always seem to be setting goals for the next great thing we want to do. Every decade has its own unique lens. In our 60s, of us are free of the responsibilities that limited our options in our younger years. With more time to ourselves, now is a time to look deep inside and start planning the things that we want to do to express our true nature. What is on your list of things to do before your 70th birthday and why? What is the biggest adventure that you have been on since your 60th birthday and what did you learn from it? Read More
  • 4 Ways Older Models Are Changing the Fashion Industry

    Margaret Manning
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    For decades, or centuries even, fashion has been a young person’s game. In a way, this makes sense. Not only were young people the ones with the most disposable income, but, retirement, was seen as a time of aging gracefully, not dressing fabulously. Oh how the tables are turning! For starters, older women are now one of the most desirable consumer groups. In addition, far from fading quietly into the night, women in their 50s and 60s are embracing fashion and makeup and living life to the full. Companies are responding by hiring older models and running focus groups to answer the question…
  • What’s the Best Way to Travel After 60? By Train, by Plane or…? (Poll)

    Margaret Manning
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    At Sixty and Me, we’re on a mission to help women over 60 to make new friends, learn new things and find happiness. Few activities can help you do all three of these more than travel...Read More
  • Makeup Tips for Women Over 50: The Latest Lip Color Trends – Red, Pink or Coral?

    Margaret Manning
    25 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Some of the most important makeup tips for women over 50 are also the simplest. In this edition of the Sixty and Me Show, professional makeup artist, Ariane Poole explains how to find a lipstick color that looks great on you. She also covers some of the latest makeup color trends.Read More
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    Cariloop | Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice

  • 3 Ways to Declutter and Reduce Stress in Your Schedule

    Dane Roper
    11 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    So many of us experience daily the clutter and mess that a busy schedule brings with it. Whether it’s running your kids to extracurricular activities or grabbing a quick bite to eat between work and social commitments, the wear and tear of a busy schedule can quickly become overwhelming. Feeling overcommitted and stretched thin is never a healthy state to live in. When you have too many commitments, you may begin to realize that you are not putting your heart into any of your commitments. You will find yourself doing just enough to scratch by and you may start to feel disappointed that none…
  • Ways to Improve Communication With Your Doctor

    Dane Roper
    4 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    Going to the doctor can be intimidating. If you’re not prepared, a doctor visit can leave you fishing for answers and not feeling like you’ve found a solution to your problem. How can you make visits to your physician more informative and valuable for you and your family? Have a look at the suggestions below to maximize your effectiveness during doctor visits. Preparing The most important way to prepare for a doctor visit is coming to the doctor with written questions that you are prepared to ask. In addition to your written questions, the perfect patient or family member comes to the…
  • Looking Forward: A Positive Take on Retirement

    Dane Roper
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    It is wonderful to look forward in the New Year to all the coming excitement and opportunities that lie ahead. This is especially meaningful for me, as I have recently hung up my spurs as a clinical neurologist. I immensely enjoyed my practice—the research and the relationships with my patients and colleagues—but, after five years, time, distance and safety concerns (being a senior citizen, working in Dallas and living in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a 500 mile super commute in inclement weather) finally trumped my struggle with letting go and being able to move on. Of course, spoken or unspoken,…
  • The Power of Positive Attitudes when Handling Stress

    Dane Roper
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Every holiday season families are reminded of loved ones that are struggling or are no longer with them. For caregivers in particular, the holiday season can be among the most stressful times of the year as they try to manage increased interaction between family members and the loved ones they are caring for. Approaching the holiday season with a positive attitude, however, can actually contribute to reducing stress for all parties. Brent Hall and his family have realized the power of positive attitudes as his grandmother continues to battle dementia. “There’s always the stress of wanting…
  • Cariloop and InterActive Legal Announce Partnership

    Cariloop
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Companies Join Forces to Improve Strategic Planning For Elder Care April 16, 2015 (Dallas, Texas) – Cariloop announced today its strategic partnership with InterActive Legal, the premier Knowledge Company for lawyers specializing in Elder Law, Estate, and Special Needs Planning.  This partnership enables Cariloop to seamlessly provide its case management tools and concierge coaching services to the thousands of specialist lawyers already relying upon InterActive Legal as they guide clients and families through the maze of elder care, one of the most intricate parts of the elder planning…
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    Cariloop | Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice

  • 3 Ways to Declutter and Reduce Stress in Your Schedule

    Dane Roper
    11 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    So many of us experience daily the clutter and mess that a busy schedule brings with it. Whether it’s running your kids to extracurricular activities or grabbing a quick bite to eat between work and social commitments, the wear and tear of a busy schedule can quickly become overwhelming. Feeling overcommitted and stretched thin is never a healthy state to live in. When you have too many commitments, you may begin to realize that you are not putting your heart into any of your commitments. You will find yourself doing just enough to scratch by and you may start to feel disappointed that none…
  • Ways to Improve Communication With Your Doctor

    Dane Roper
    4 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    Going to the doctor can be intimidating. If you’re not prepared, a doctor visit can leave you fishing for answers and not feeling like you’ve found a solution to your problem. How can you make visits to your physician more informative and valuable for you and your family? Have a look at the suggestions below to maximize your effectiveness during doctor visits. Preparing The most important way to prepare for a doctor visit is coming to the doctor with written questions that you are prepared to ask. In addition to your written questions, the perfect patient or family member comes to the…
  • Looking Forward: A Positive Take on Retirement

    Dane Roper
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    It is wonderful to look forward in the New Year to all the coming excitement and opportunities that lie ahead. This is especially meaningful for me, as I have recently hung up my spurs as a clinical neurologist. I immensely enjoyed my practice—the research and the relationships with my patients and colleagues—but, after five years, time, distance and safety concerns (being a senior citizen, working in Dallas and living in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a 500 mile super commute in inclement weather) finally trumped my struggle with letting go and being able to move on. Of course, spoken or unspoken,…
  • The Power of Positive Attitudes when Handling Stress

    Dane Roper
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Every holiday season families are reminded of loved ones that are struggling or are no longer with them. For caregivers in particular, the holiday season can be among the most stressful times of the year as they try to manage increased interaction between family members and the loved ones they are caring for. Approaching the holiday season with a positive attitude, however, can actually contribute to reducing stress for all parties. Brent Hall and his family have realized the power of positive attitudes as his grandmother continues to battle dementia. “There’s always the stress of wanting…
  • Cariloop and InterActive Legal Announce Partnership

    Cariloop
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Companies Join Forces to Improve Strategic Planning For Elder Care April 16, 2015 (Dallas, Texas) – Cariloop announced today its strategic partnership with InterActive Legal, the premier Knowledge Company for lawyers specializing in Elder Law, Estate, and Special Needs Planning.  This partnership enables Cariloop to seamlessly provide its case management tools and concierge coaching services to the thousands of specialist lawyers already relying upon InterActive Legal as they guide clients and families through the maze of elder care, one of the most intricate parts of the elder planning…
 
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  • Graduation Season – Here’s How to Help New Grads Handle Money

    Jennifer Carole
    26 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    With Memorial Day 2015 in the books, we are right in the middle of graduation season. While most students are focused on reading, writing and arithmetic, one thing kids may not have learned in school is how to manage money. We’ve pulled together some tips for helping your new grad, regardless of their age. For college grads Money magazine offers a comprehensive article for college grads to help them understand topics like budgeting, housing, credit cards, student loans (and how to repay them), working, health insurance, emergencies and last, but not least, saving. There’s something…
  • Born After 1980? You May Have a Financial Advantage. Here’s Why.

    Jennifer Carole
    19 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    Living in the shadow of the Baby Boomer and Gen X, the Millennials – those born after 1980 – somehow got the message about money. According to a study conducted by Wells Fargo in 2014, the main reason may be the Great Recession of 2008. The study found, “a strong majority (80%), say it taught them they have to save “now” to survive economic problems down the road.” Good to know something good came out of that shared economic experience. That experience has given Millennials a saving edge over their elders – the Boomers and Gen X – as they have outpaced…
  • Are You Leaving Cash on the Table? [infographic]

    Jennifer Carole
    14 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Our new research shows many American employees aren’t taking full advantage of an employee benefit that puts money in their savings. Are you one of them? Take a look at the facts and figures in the infographic and then our quick run-down on what you can do to get all of the money your employer is offering you. Click to enlarge.Filed under: Fundamentals, Research Tagged: employer match, future, infographic, Investing, match, research, results, retirement, saving, study
  • Compelling Research Points Out You Are Not Getting Money That’s Yours to Take

    Jennifer Carole
    13 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    Our company just released a new study (and infographic) that finds regular people – like you and me – are walking away from “free money.” The numbers are fairly staggering, totaling 24 BILLION(!) dollars a year. What’s this free money I speak of? Your company 401(k) match – the money your company is willing to invest in your future. Here’s the catch: they will only give it to you if you are willing to invest in your own future. That means you need to start saving in your 401(k). I realize saving money can be really hard; especially if you are not making all…
  • American Employees: Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

    Mike Jurs
    12 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    If your boss wanted to give you a $1,300 bonus on the spot, you’d take it, right? A surprising number of Americans actually don’t. Many employees are offered that incentive in the form of a 401(k) match and for whatever reason, end up turning it down. Our new research report estimates that Americans are likely to leave a total of $24 billion in unclaimed 401(k) company matches on the table each year. We arrived at this startling number by looking at the saving records of 4.4 million retirement plan participants at 553 companies. We found that one in four employees (25%) miss out on…
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  • Happy Memorial Day

    Steve Sovie
    24 May 2015 | 4:17 pm
        I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Memorial Day. Please remember all of those who have served our county and especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have all that we have today. Have a happy and safe holiday.
  • Bruce Jenner is a Conservative Republican?

    Steve Sovie
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
           I am sure by now that most people have heard about, if not seen Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer regarding his transition to a woman.  It was a very interesting and informative interview to say the least, even though ABC peppered it with a million commercials!  I truly believe that he has been going through an agonizing struggle all of his life and I admire him for his courage coming out as a woman now. A lot of people say that he has become a role model for the thousands of transgendered youth who are currently having to deal with this…
  • Is the Wizardry of Dr. Oz Over?

    Steve Sovie
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:56 pm
           A little over two years ago I decided to try taking raspberry ketone capsules to see if I could lose some weight.  I even wrote a post about  it here in this blog, "I've Joined the Raspberry Ketone Craze".  I usually never fall for these cure all or miracle weight loss gimmicks, but since it was recommended by Dr. Oz I thought I would give it a try. I didn't lose any wight, but I did throw my money away on a snake oil salesman. I knew quite a few people who also, on Dr. Oz's advice, decided to try raspberry ketones. They too got ripped off…
  • What do Indiana and ISIS Have in Common?

    Steve Sovie
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
           Lately I have refrained from writing any posts in regards to the escapades of the Tea Party and the right wing conservative Republican reprobates, settling instead for just watching them self destruct in the next election.  But the actions of the Christian right in the past few months and especially of Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signing the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law has really got my blood boiling.  This so called religious freedom law actually makes if legal for any business to refuse service to anyone the…
  • Why is Dental Care in the US So Very Expensive?

    Steve Sovie
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
       When we lived in Malaysia our home was right across the street from a dental clinic, which was one of many on the island. This clinic was as modern or probably more modern than most I have seen in the US. The equipment was state of the art and the dentists were all trained in Germany or other countries in Europe, as well as the highly rated dental schools in Malaysia. When I knew that we would be soon going to the US to live,  Kevin and I made a trip to our local dentist to get a check up and work done , if needed, as we knew dentistry in the US was expensive. Kevin had 2…
 
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  • What Are Walk-In Bathtubs?

    Amie
    28 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    With 80% of falls happening in the bathroom, it’s imperative for anyone at a risk for falls to examine the hazards in the home and the bathtub is one of them.  An alternative to traditional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Product Review: V.ALRT Emergency Alert Button

    Amie
    27 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    As the medical alert system industry continues its evolution towards connected devices, the V.ALRT app (and help button) are leading the way.  Made by VSN Mobil, an up and coming company that offers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Is Memorial Day?

    TimOnTech
    25 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    What Is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is a federal holiday which honors those members of our armed forces who died while serving.  It had been traditionally observed on May 30th, but is now recognized... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Save Money On Food While Traveling

    Amie
    24 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    I found a great article on DailyFinance.com entitled 14 Proven Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling.  There are a good many strategies to save money on food while traveling.  You CAN eat like a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

    Amie
    23 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    We decided to activate The Senior List Time Machine today, and bring you the very first commercial where the iconic term “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” was uttered.  It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Is Assisted Living or a Continuum of Care Right for Your Loved One?

    InnovAge
    28 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Assisted living—typically includes housing, medical care and meals for older adults—is expensive, starting at about $36,000 a year and going up in cost from there. While there is a variety of options, ranging from facilities with memory care wings focused… Continue reading →
  • Wednesday Wellness: Why Aren’t You Still Playing Piano? Livvy does!

    InnovAge
    27 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Livvy is goes to our adult day program in Denver. She’s 92 years old. She plays piano. She’s aging well. Are you?       This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute… Continue reading →
  • Who’s Sofia?

    InnovAge
    23 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Find out now!                 This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician… Continue reading →
  • Caregivers: Get Help From an Adult Day Program  

    InnovAge
    21 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Using an adult day program is one way to help alleviate caregiver stress. Getting extra help from professional caregivers can be extremely successful. No relationship can stand 100% of the time together, no matter how good the relationship. We all… Continue reading →
  • Wednesday Wellness: Apps Help Relieve Isolation, Stress

    InnovAge
    20 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    See our list of great relaxation apps that can help with difficult memory loss side effects such as isolation and depression. Filed under: Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Tagged: Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Apps, Caregiver, Dementia, Elderly, InnovAge, InnovAge Johnson Adult Day Program,… Continue reading →
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