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  • Full Moon tonight...Ron Bloom Tapestry show tomorrow...

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    a little red hen
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Something quite wonderful happens tomorrow.  Ron Bloom will have his first show, "Weaving to Tapestry" here in Portland, Oregon, at Terwilliger Plaza where we live. He began to spin wool on a wheel made of PVC pipe.  That was in New York, 2002, after he enjoyed the craft at a weekend at the two-acre Shady Grove Farm in Apex, North Carolina.   Judy Tysmans was a patient teacher.    My article on his early adventures (including my being butted by a goat--twice--during sheep shearing) appeared in the book, For the Love of Knitting under the title,…
  • Is It Worth Anything? Check the Web.

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    When you decide to start getting rid of your belongings, one factor is whether your old goods have any value. Fortunately, the Internet now has many sites that will provide some idea of what your possessions are worth.   Whether older adults are downsizing or just want to get start purging the belongings they have accumulated over a lifetime, many find themselves in a quandary: what to sell, what to give away and what to throw away. One factor in the decision is whether the goods have any value.Are those delicate china teacups you inherited from your mother worth anything? What…
  • Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 17

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    27 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    by Joy Loverde Two years. That’s the amount of time I waited for the ball to drop. Two years observing my Aunt from the sidelines as she slowly but surely did herself in. Two years anticipating that at any time she was an accident waiting to happen. Two years of being ready to take action. […] The post Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 17 appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • 8 Small Bathrooms That Shine

    Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care
    Mark Hager
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    8 Small Bathrooms That Shine / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014.   Small bathrooms can seem tough; especially when you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project. Not everyone interested in home remodeling has a spacious bathroom area, but there is a ton of potential in small bathrooms. If one of your bathrooms is small, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a few amazing small bathrooms that are sure to […] The post 8 Small Bathrooms That Shine appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology,…
  • Tech-savvy grandma saves Kansas Democrats

    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Joan Wagnon, 74, is close to reviving her party after a stunning GOP defeat in 2010.
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  • Tech-savvy grandma saves Kansas Democrats

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Joan Wagnon, 74, is close to reviving her party after a stunning GOP defeat in 2010.
  • Ebola quarantines a 'disincentive' for health workers

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday that “blanket restrictions” on health care workers returning from West Africa could worsen the Ebola epidemic in the region.
  • Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Pilot of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo ejected, suffered serious injuries; co-pilot died.
  • Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. ...
  • Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday's incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...
 
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    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family

  • World Alzheimer’s Day: Patients, their families struggle due to lack of facilities

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    By Riddhi Doshi, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 21, 2014  Every day, Maya Sahadevan has to beg and plead to get her mother into the bathroom for her morning bath. "When she does go in, she just sits there, staring at the ceiling, and often walks out without having had a bath," says Maya, 40, a private tutor in Mumbai. It may not seem like much, but for Maya, the daily battle over the
  • World Alzheimer Report 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> World Alzheimer Report 2014 Reveals Persuasive Evidence For Dementia Risk Reduction Dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco
  • Panel to Protect Elders in India

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    ANANYA SENGUPTA New Delhi, Aug. 21: The government is planning to set up a commission for the country’s hundred million senior citizens who would finally have a forum they can call their own to voice complaints of abuse and negligence. The draft National Commission for Senior Citizens Bill, 2014 — which the social justice ministry has sent to several NGOs — gives the proposed panel powers
  • Senior citizens take the sting out of mosquito menace

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Dahisar, Mumbai senior citizens take the sting out of mosquito menace. 20-member team, formed by BMC, detects over a hundred breeding spots in the western suburbs. Municipal corporation plans to introduce project in other wards too. In a bid to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in homes and housing societies, as well as to spread awareness about preventing dengue and malaria, the BMC last
  • Government working on Transgender and Senior Citizens Policy

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    The government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in a written in Lok Sabha said the key recommendation of the Committee formed by the government was
 
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  • Ron Bloom's tapestry fills our life...

    a little red hen
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Last Friday most of Ron's show came down--tapestries on the walls near the Terwilliger auditorium.  Still on display are the eleven in a glass case in the cafe.  People keep coming up to him to say they wish the work was still on view. Our California friends were in town for the opening; Toni Van Horn created this collage.  It has everything:  Ron giving his lively talk about early influences on his work, Mark Rothko's paintings, for one.  And the weaver, Sheila Hicks, whose small weavings he saw at an exhibition in New York before we left.
  • Full Moon tonight...Ron Bloom Tapestry show tomorrow...

    a little red hen
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Something quite wonderful happens tomorrow.  Ron Bloom will have his first show, "Weaving to Tapestry" here in Portland, Oregon, at Terwilliger Plaza where we live. He began to spin wool on a wheel made of PVC pipe.  That was in New York, 2002, after he enjoyed the craft at a weekend at the two-acre Shady Grove Farm in Apex, North Carolina.   Judy Tysmans was a patient teacher.    My article on his early adventures (including my being butted by a goat--twice--during sheep shearing) appeared in the book, For the Love of Knitting under the title,…
  • July to August...good personally

    a little red hen
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    At the end of July, Bruce and Bob got married.  Oh, well, you'll think, another gay wedding.  Yes, but they live in our retirement community and that was a first here.  A couple for a number of years, Bob and Bruce moved to Portland from Baltimore to be near Bob's daughter and family.  Since we'd also lived in "Charm City," we were pleased our marketing people asked us to have dinner with them when they came to look over the place. Though we'd not known the same people--Bruce (on the right) had been a UCC minister, Bob, an architect--we did…
  • PSU Farmers Market, Portland, always distinct from others

    a little red hen
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Most Saturdays we try to get to the market at Portland State, the one we know best.  It's walking distance on our energetic days.  Even if there's nothing we really need, Ron usually buys more fruit to make jam.  Flowers often speak to me. He made something new--rhubarb/strawberry refrigerator jam with chia seeds (recipe). New bread vendor from Vancouver, Washington...always at least a half dozen eggs from Dancing Chicken Farm     in La Center, Washington...not far from Vancouver, WA., home of new bread vendor we bought a loaf from.
  • Solving immigration problem via "Pinky," a cartoon

    a little red hen
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Kind of amazes me to watch this.  Made in 2007, olden days.  Great way to spend Sunday, as we await a deeper conversation toward a solution to illegal immigration.  Confirms my conviction that cats are smarter than dogs (which may be called speciesism).  Thanks to A Revolt - Digital Anarchy Facebook page.   Got 15 minutes?   Related articles U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement flying planeloads of illegal immigrants to Massachusetts America's immigration crisis summed up in one brilliant cartoon Goddess Worship: why not now?
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    RetirementRevised

  • A report from the epicenter of encore careers

    Mark Miller
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    PHOENIX – The ironic location of the Encore 2014 conference wasn’t lost on Marc Freedman, the organization’s founder and CEO: Maricopa County, Arizona, birthplace of the idea of retirement as a time of leisure. In January, 1960, Del Webb opened Sun City here. Marc Freedman“Webb was a remarkable social innovator, and he came up with the idea of a community where, because everyone was old, no one was old – you could recapture your youth,” Freedman said at the conference, which brought together 450 national leaders focused on social entrepreneurship and…
  • Social Security reform should boost benefits and taxes, poll finds

    Mark Miller
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    It’s no surprise that a new public opinion survey would find broad public opposition to cutting Social Security benefits. But a survey released this week [PDF] by the National Academy of Social Insurance finds a strong majority of Americans actually support boosting benefits – and taxing themselves to pay for it. The survey uses a polling technique called trade-off analysis to identify a package of preferred options. The NASI survey asked people about 12 ways to reform Social Security in a way that would close the program’s long-range financing gap. The choices included…
  • Why Social Security COLAs aren’t keeping up with seniors’ costs

    Mark Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Social Security’s annual inflation adjustment is one of the program’s most valuable features. But it’s time to adjust the adjustment. Retirees will get a 1.7 percent bump in their Social Security benefit next year, according to the Social Security Administration, which announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on Wednesday. Recipients of disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income also will receive the COLA. That reflects continuing slow inflation in the economy – the COLA has averaged 1.6 percent over the past four years – but it’s not…
  • Quality issues keep dogging Medicare Advantage plans

    Mark Miller
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Seniors have flocked to Medicare Advantage in recent years, attracted by savings on premiums and the convenience of one-stop shopping. But as the annual Medicare enrollment season began this week, a memorandum from federal officials to plan providers surfaced that serves as a big red warning flag. The upshot: Assess the quality of any Advantage plan before you sign up. The memorandum, first reported by the New York Times, described ongoing compliance problems uncovered in federal audits of Advantage and prescription drug plans. These include inadequate rationales for denial of coverage,…
  • Shining a light on a murky election-year Social Security debate

    Mark Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    In North Carolina, a television ad attacks incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for supporting a “controversial plan” that “raises the retirement age” for Social Security. The ad comes from Crossroads GPS, the super PAC run by Republican Karl Rove. A Republican attack on a Democrat for cutting Social Security benefits? It’s just one instance where voters are hearing confusing claims about Social Security reform. Social Security has surfaced as a major issue in Senate rates in Alaska, Colorado, Iowa and Arkansas. Seeing through the fog can be difficult. Hagan, for example, left…
 
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  • Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 17

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    27 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    by Joy Loverde Two years. That’s the amount of time I waited for the ball to drop. Two years observing my Aunt from the sidelines as she slowly but surely did herself in. Two years anticipating that at any time she was an accident waiting to happen. Two years of being ready to take action. […] The post Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 17 appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Falls and Fractures: Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

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    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Len Haberman, Esq Nursing home falls are actually more commonplace than a lot of people realise and as seniors are more vulnerable by nature anyway, a fracture or bad fall can have damaging circumstances. Tragic injuries can occur to loved ones when they have a fall at their nursing home. They can cause many […] The post Falls and Fractures: Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Aging in Place and Remodeling

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    9 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    By Kaye Swain Are you caring for an elderly parent at home and toying with the idea of remodeling your home for any one of a variety of reasons, including adding aging in place options? Is the whole thought of dealing with a remodel scaring you? Especially when you are juggling that with caregiving responsibilities? […] The post Aging in Place and Remodeling appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Look Ma no hands

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    24 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    By Joy Loverde If you like to listen to TED Talks as much as I do then you might have come across the lecture by Bran Ferren and his presentation, “To create for the ages, let’s combine art and engineering.” When Bran Ferren was nine years old his parents took him to see the Pantheon […] The post Look Ma no hands appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16

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    4 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
      by Joy Loverde Over the past two years (I began this journey the summer of 2012) my Aunt has remained adamant about staying put. And if you have been reading my blog posts along the way (Moving a Reluctant Parents Parts 1-15) then you know there has not been much progress in spite of […] The post Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16 appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
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    Inside Elder Care

  • The Best Apps for Older People

    Ben
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Source: http://www.homecaretechnologies.ie/
  • Defying the Odds at 50+

    Ryan Malone
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Source: http://www.carehomestoday.co.uk/content21/assisted-living.html
  • Tips for Assisting an Elder with Dental Care

    Ryan Malone
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you are looking after a loved one, helping to maintain their dental health can be a difficult subject to broach. Tooth loss and dental disease, along with decreased finger dexterity and general mobility which makes it difficult to properly clean teeth, can all take a toll on an elderly person’s dignity. Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional carer, you may encounter a bit of resistance initially. However, ensuring oral health is an essential part of caring for an elder’s overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to higher incidence of lung infections and can…
  • Recognizing Verbal Abuse Against Elders in Nursing Homes

    Ryan Malone
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most of us love our parents and want them to have the best possible life in their old age. But we don’t live in a culture that’s very friendly towards older people. They are often left to fend for themselves and not all of them have children who have the time to visit them regularly. Nursing homes have long been an option for people in such situations. In many cases we keep our elderly family members in nursing homes thinking they will receive the best possible care and treatment there. But unfortunately, things don’t always work out like that. The truth is that abuse against the…
  • Easing the Process for Disabled Seniors

    Ryan Malone
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    It was something so surreal that we could never imagine it when we were younger, but our parents, grandparents, and loved ones grow old. None of us remain strong forever and the day will come that you need help making it from point A to point B, but we’ll leave that alone for another day. When giving seniors care it is a touchy issue when it comes to aiding them. Like everyone, seniors want to remain thriving members of society but it is physically impossible for them to do so. Here are some ways that you can ease the transition from ability to disability with seniors. Encouraging…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • President Obama Addresses the Ebola Crisis

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    In this weekly address, President Obama addresses the Ebola crisis.  As we've come to expect from our Chief Executives, it's a perfectly crafted speech that addresses our major concerns. But the Population Health Blog doesn't think it goes far enough.  In its continuing quest to help Mr. Obama overcome his tanking approval ratings, the PHB changed a few words and modestly offers up a slightly edited version of the address.  It believe it speaks more forcefully to the issues at hand.....PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hi everybody, this week, we remained focused on spinning a…
  • Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola?

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The Ebola virusRecent reports of two nurses becoming infected with Ebola begs the question of whether they were lax in following infection-control protocols. Even if that's true (and it may not be) the bigger mystery is healthcare community's apparent nonchalance. TV's talking heads are generally not alarmed. NBC medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman reportedly snuck out to get some take-out food. Experts at the CDC apparently okayed one mildly feverish nurse's request that she be allowed to travel.What gives?First off, how does…
  • Associations. Correlations. Inferences. Signals. Yes, That's Big Data

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    America's corporate Directors celebrate big dataThe Population Health Blog's recent travels recently included a speaking gig at the just concluded National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") annual conference meeting.  It was part of a panel discussion focusing on health care innovation that was ably moderated by tech guru John Hotta.The PHB's educational mission was to enable the persons who serve on Boards of Directors understand how "big data" is going to change health care.  After giving its standard definition (the use of large, disparate and unrelated data sets to…
  • Version 1 Care Management to Prevent Hospital Readmission Fails (Unsurprisingly)

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Does this high profile randomized study "prove" that telephone follow-up of recently discharged inpatients fails to prevent readmissions?  Should hospital leaders reconsider care management programs aimed at reducing readmissions?Hardly, says the Population Health Blog.Here's how the study was designed:To be eligible, patients had to be aged 55 or older and without mental illness or serious cancer. They also had to be able to use a telephone. If the patient and their doctor agreed, patients were then randomly assigned to either:1) "usual" care that consisted of a pre-discharge…
  • Two Additional Reasons Why Health App Adoption is Bound to Grow

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Population Health Blog is avidly learning about health apps for patients.  As described here, half of U.S adults now own a smartphone, half of them use them to obtain health information and approximately a fifth have at least one health app loaded on their device.  Regular PHB readers are well aware of the potential for health apps, including lay-person education, the promotion of consumer behavior change, increased consumer-provider connectivity with greater access to care, better medication compliance as well as medication reconciliation, increased self-care, greater…
 
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    Pallimed

  • Choosing a Hospice: Reviewing the Washington Post's Consumer Guide to Hospice

    Dale Lupu, PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Dale LupuHow many times has a friend, a relative or a colleague asked me to recommend a good hospice in Reno or Redding or Rockford and I was flummoxed. Even if I knew the medical director or the executive director from work on national committees and thought he or she was a great, what did I really know about the quality of service provided by their hospice? I often wished I could have access to the kind of data I typically review when consulting with a hospice - their length of stay, proportion of patients living in a nursing home, proportion of patients discharged alive, readiness to…
  • Reports from the Zen Hospice: Stories Heard and Lessons Learned by a Volunteer

    Pallimed Editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    by Chris OkonIn his solo performance "Reports from the Zen Hospice," storyteller/monologist Josh Kornbluth shares stories heard and lessons learned as a newbie hospice volunteer and artist-in-residence at the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. Having had no direct experience with death and dying, he at first did not know what he could do to help at the hospice. Death was out of mind, separate, distant. His father's funeral years ago seemed more like a movie in which family members were extras and Dad was the "prop" devoid of the astonishing individuality and quirkiness. "Death has always…
  • Sharing the Patient Experience: David Oliver and Choosing Hospice

    Pallimed Editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    by Mariah Dewsnap-DreisingerToday I want to take a moment to recognize Dr. David Oliver. Some of you may have read the Pallimed post from June 2013, which introduced Dr. Oliver and his wife Dr. Debbie Parker-Oliver, both professors and researchers at the University of Missouri. Throughout their careers both David and Debbie have made several important contributions to the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.But perhaps one of the bravest contributions David has made to this field has been through his own journey with cancer. In 2012, David was diagnosed with stage 4 nasopharyngeal…
  • World Series of Blogs Conlcusion

    Christian Sinclair
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    What started off as a simple idea to play up the friendly rivalries between cities, was not only really fun but also enlightening.First off, it was nice to talk about something besides just our work. Just like personal self-care, it is nice to take a break from only focusing on pain, suffering, illness, and death, instead having a little bit of fun.In addition to the fun, it was nice to see some of the HPC world play along.  We both had a few notable defections to the other side and some trash-talking gamesmanship from people across social media.Lastly, it was an important lesson in…
  • Why Hospice Social Workers Should Assess Pain

    Lizzy Miles
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    I always assess patients for pain. I believe all hospice and palliative care social workers should assess the patient’s pain during every visit. While some believe pain assessment is a best practice for social work assessments, not every hospice manager agrees. Unfortunately, some managers may even consider this a boundary violation. A plan of care which includes standard social work assessment of pain can be helpful to the RN case manager, however. There are a number of scenarios where a social worker may be privy to pain issues even before the nurse is.When patients reveal pain to me, my…
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    Aging In Place Technology Watch

  • Doctors limit US expansion of telehealth -- but the VA knows the value

    Laurie Orlov
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The VA continues to "set the telehealth table." That line is from 2010 when the VHA's telehealth pioneer Adam Darkins observed: "“The patients have to do less travel, and they can get problems resolved quickly.… They feel the care coordination system is their lifeline." The program was cited as having 43,000 Veterans enrolled with a long road ahead. Fast forward to 2014 -- the VA's Telehealth program served 690,000 veterans in its most recent fiscal year, or 12% of all veterans. read more
  • Silicon Valley VCs ignore older adults -- true or false?

    Laurie Orlov
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Start with the premise -- Silicon Valley VC firms matter for entrepreneur success.  Is this true? And especially, is it true for early stage companies, with founders that are known to VCs; or do angel investors or startup money from friends and family matter more? Instead of speculating, consider the leading Silicon Valley VC firms -- and examine their online featured list of investments. Note mention in this article that the venture 'industry has gone back to its IT- and IT-enabled services roots.' So let's take a look at their historical successes. Sequoia Capital --…
  • There they go again -- the media sneers about 'Grandma' and technology

    Laurie Orlov
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Fast Company marks a trend -- let's stereotype older adults as Grandma.  Rant on. The latest article title was the last straw. Undoubtedly, as with the others, it was selected by young headline writers: "…the next hot market for wearable tech -- Grandma." Never mind that much of the tech wasn't wearable -- this one pushed me over the edge. So I looked around for other examples because I have seen it so many times -- there was the Huffington Post, 'reconstructing Grandma' and Amazon -- 'Grandma Talks Tech (baby boomers take to iPads too!)'. And…
  • Five offerings for technology for aging in place -- Not startups -- Sept-October 2014

    Laurie Orlov
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Startup mania is one thing -- but bigger companies like tech too.  AARP has a Longevity Network to encourage startups and an updated market overview report --  and funds are blossoming -- see Linkage Ventures and Aging 2.0. Then there's the StartUp Health billions and billions, and RockHealth (more billions) -- yada yada yada.  With all of that money flowing and hype flowering around startup wannabes, who knows what other incubators, accelerators, and motivators in 2015 are ahead? The new year starts off at CES in Las Vegas -- will it bring new companies to light that are…
  • Fall detection -- a look back -- much innovation but little impact

    Laurie Orlov
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    First the good news -- life expectancy is up.  So as boomers cross the 65-year-marker at 8000 per day, 10,000 per day, or whatever, they just received some good news, for a change, from the CDC.  Life expectancy has inched up. A woman who is 65 today can expect to live an average of 21 more years (to age 86), and a man at 65 has an average life expectancy of 18 more years (to age 83). Note that these are averages and that the averages include those with chronic diseases. That average includes the nearly 26% likelihood of diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) -- and that diabetes is…
 
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    Society of Certified Senior Advisors

  • Is It Worth Anything? Check the Web.

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    When you decide to start getting rid of your belongings, one factor is whether your old goods have any value. Fortunately, the Internet now has many sites that will provide some idea of what your possessions are worth.   Whether older adults are downsizing or just want to get start purging the belongings they have accumulated over a lifetime, many find themselves in a quandary: what to sell, what to give away and what to throw away. One factor in the decision is whether the goods have any value.Are those delicate china teacups you inherited from your mother worth anything? What…
  • Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    In an increasingly digital world, experts advise that your legacy should include your passwords, not just to your bank and financial accounts, but to Facebook, your website, frequent flier miles or anything else that might have value to your loved ones. When contemplating wills and estates, it’s no longer enough to leave behind information about the location of your safe-deposit box or the name of your lawyer. In this increasingly digital world, what’s even more important is letting your next of kin know the user names and passwords to your online accounts.Don’t just provide such…
  • Twist Your Way to Better Health

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Yoga is being touted as a way to ease a whole host of health conditions, including preventing osteoporosis, improving sleep and increasing immunity. Yoga classes are available almost everywhere these days, but you can also do a few simple poses at home. Before taking yoga classes, Bunny Grossinger, 87, had serious back problems that limited her mobility. But after the New York City resident started working with a yoga instructor, she found that her life was changed physically and mentally. Though doctors had told her she would need a walker soon, she can now walk again on her own, she…
  • Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    In difficult situations, where we encounter a friend who lost a spouse or the neighbor who has cancer, we often don’t know what to say. Experts and cancer patients provide advice and wisdom for those times when we want to offer comfort but aren’t sure exactly how to do so.  We’ve likely been in this situation, in one way or another. A friend’s husband has died or a family member just found out he has cancer. We don’t know what to say, so we blurt out the first thing that comes to our minds. When standing in front of an open casket, we exclaim, “Gosh, he looks great.”Charles…
  • Cognitive Impairment and Normative Aging

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Most people believe that memory decline is a normal part of aging, but this is a myth. Memory tends to slow with age like other functions, but decline in the ability to remember things is not a normal part of the aging process. It’s important to understand and recognize the difference.One of the most common questions health professionals face when working with agingpopulations and hearing complaints of memory loss, forgetting names, and having difficulty finding words is, “Is this normal?” As people get older, these experiences become frightening. Americans worry that these are signs of…
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    Retirement - Only the Beginning

  • A Roadmap for Retirement

    LoveBeingRetired
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    A Guest Post by Dr. Patrice Jenkins While standing in the checkout line at Walgreens, the title of a magazine caught my attention: The Best of Europe: 100 Must-See Destinations. I reached for the magazine and thumbed through the pages that feature beautiful locations, delicious food, and tucked away places to stay. My first thought, “I should buy this magazine and make a plan to do everything that’s featured. This magazine can be my map for the next couple years of retirement.” Fortunately, the price of the magazine was just high enough to give me reason to pause and think:…
  • How To Avoid Retirement Burnout

    LoveBeingRetired
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    It sounds hard to believe, but after the initial honeymoon period you may start to feel dissatisfied with your life in retirement. Twenty years is a long time to spend catching up on sleep and watching TV. And many people are unprepared to take on the responsibility of filling their days with more meaningful activities. While a suddenly blank calendar and no place you have to be often sounds great to overscheduled working people, it can also get boring or lonely if the absence of activities continues for an extended period of time. Without a reasonable amount of variety, challenge and…
  • Is it Better to be an Introvert or an Extrovert Retiree?

    LoveBeingRetired
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    I recently read a book on introverts and their precarious place in a society that relentlessly encourages outgoing, always-on uber personality types among its members. Starting in school then continuing throughout life we are taught the importance of being extroverted and personable, outgoing and confident. Shyness is associated with weakness. Being thoughtful is perceived as slow to act. Don’t expect to get what you want if you are not able to dynamically sell yourself and your ideas. In many ways, our world reveres the extrovert. Kids of all ages navigate toward peers who are the most…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Retire

    LoveBeingRetired
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Many people use 65 as their target retirement age. At that age you can begin to receive Medicare to cover your healthcare needs. However, most people now need to wait until 66 or 67 to collect unreduced Social Security benefits. And if you decide to call it quits at 65 you can expect to enjoy 20 or more years of retirement. Today’s 65-year-olds are largely healthy and likely to live longer than earlier generations. But that doesn’t mean they’re not starting to feel the wear and tear of an aging body and mind. And it is not going to get any easier. None of us will ever be any younger…
  • Are You Living a Good Retirement?

    LoveBeingRetired
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    After long years spent working for a living and carefully building a future, when retirement finally arrives you sure don’t want to waste it. Whether you are someone who plans to busily pursue each new adventure or find yourself happy to take retirement one day at a time enjoying what comes at a more relaxed pace, commencing your second act can be a time of great expectation and optimism. Imagine finally having time to pursue those interests you were forced to deny during your busy work career. It can be a struggle to keep a smile from your face when you think of all you can do with your…
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  • Most Read: Age-Old Senior Housing Challenges Have 3 Real Solutions

    Cassandra Dowell
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: 3 Solutions to Age-Old Senior Housing Problems — The issue of “cost creep” and rising expenses, lead generation and occupancy levels are persistent challenges for senior living providers. However,  there are unique ways of solving them, industry experts say. And in doing so, providers may be able to add hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom line. Uber Comes to Senior Living With New UberASSIST Rides — Fast growing San Francisco-based ride service company…
  • Update: Omega-Aviv Merger to Create $10 Billion SNF REIT Powerhouse

    John Yedinak
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) and Aviv REIT (NYSE: AVIV) announced on Friday an agreement to merge the companies in a stock for stock transaction, creating a $10 billion real estate investment trust (REIT). The deal, which values Aviv at $3.0 billion, gives the combined companies a portfolio of 874 properties across 41 states and 83 operator relationships, creating a major force in skilled nursing. Taylor Pickett, Omega’s current CEO will continue to serve as the CEO of the combined company after the deal closes. Craig Bernfield, who currently serves as Aviv chairman and CEO,…
  • Why Senior Living Providers Must Go Big or Go ‘Sold’

    Cassandra Dowell
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    While the existence of a senior housing bubble is still questionable, experts say the market is becoming different in two key ways: operators either own one or two facilities or are drastically and aggressively growing their portfolios. And the latter strategy is a must for senior living providers who want to remain in the industry for years to come, said Jeremy Stroiman, co-owner and CEO of Evans Senior Investments, during a webinar Wednesday. Grow Baby Grow “If you own one or two facilities you need to get an aggressive growth plan together or exit the business,” Stroiman said, noting…
  • AdCare Leases 7 Properties, Continues Transition Out of Operations

    Emily Study
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    As part of its ongoing plan to transition out of senior housing operations, AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) has signed agreements with third-party operators to lease seven of its skilled nursing facilities in Georgia and Ohio.  The lease on the five facilities in Ohio will be effective upon securing approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is expected by the end of the year. The lease on the two facilities in Georgia to a different operator will be effective November 1, 2014. The names of the operators were not disclosed.  “We are moving…
  • Kindred Names New CEO to Lead $7.1 Billion Post-Acute Giant

    Emily Study
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) has announced that Benjamin Breier, current president and chief operating officer of the national post-acute and rehabilitation services provider, will take over next year as CEO. Breier, 43 — who has been with Kindred since 2005, starting as president of the company’s rehabilitation division — will replace current CEO Paul Diaz on March 31, 2015. In early 2008, Breier oversaw Kindred’s hospital operations, then took over as COO in 2010 and was given the title president in 2012.  Diaz, who has served as CEO since 2004, will stay on as…
 
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    Senior Care Corner

  • Don’t Believe All You Read & Hear – Be An Educated Research Consumer

    Kathy Birkett
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    It seems that every new day brings a new research study telling us to do something, such as “eat special superfoods” or not to do something, as in “don’t eat special superfoods.” It is really hard to know what is real and what isn’t, what could help our seniors or harm them. We have heard for years not to eat eggs, then just eat the egg whites, then eat a mixture of whites and yolks, and now it seems we shouldn’t worry about cholesterol anymore after all. That is the message for today. Tomorrow it may be taboo again. The reality is that one small research…
  • Holiday Family Gatherings: A Time for Enjoyment & Meaningful Discussions

    Kathy Birkett
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Once again we’re preparing for families to come together over the holiday season. We long to see how our seniors are doing, especially those who are far away from us and living independently. Are they ok? Have they been eating well? Is the house in good repair? Are they paying all the bills on time? Have they been keeping things from us? Hopefully, during our visit with them to celebrate a time of family sharing we will be able to observe them for any signs that they need a little bit more help. There are many things we should be on the lookout for in their home, their own health and…
  • Family Caregivers Giving Thanks to Those Supporting Them in Their Efforts

    Kathy Birkett
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Family caregivers who are successful and who have found a way to navigate their busy day, ending with a sense of fulfillment, often lean on the support of a broad network to make that day happen smoothly. What do I mean by that? Family caregivers who can end their day saying it was a job well done, no major chaos happened and who feel as though they accomplished a good part of the to-do list may well have gotten some assistance from someone in their network. Having a broad network is a key component to being a successful family caregiver without feeling constant stress or being at risk for…
  • Seniors’ Teeth Are Health Heroes – Mouth & Dental Care Protect Them

    Kathy Birkett
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Dental care - can it really be all that important to seniors and their family caregivers? Family caregivers have so much responsibility every day just getting all the jobs done. We often don’t get all the daily tasks completed as the sun begins to set. We merely add the unfinished tasks to the next day’s list in hopes they will finally get accomplished then. One task that we should all ensure is completed every day is good oral care for our senior loved ones. Having a healthy mouth and teeth help to keep our seniors healthy overall. If they experience mouth pain, bleeding gums, poor…
  • In Alzheimer’s Disease Fight, Good For The Heart = Good For The Brain

    Kathy Birkett
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise and will continue to strike increasing numbers as more of us live longer, since it is a disease that is more prevalent with age. This degenerative, debilitating and irreversible disease is rising, not only in the United States but also across the world. Due to the growing numbers of people suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, the cost of healthcare, the burden on family caregivers and the fact that there is currently no treatment or cure for the disease, our world leaders have defined it as a crisis. They have made a commitment to fighting…
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    ChangingAging.org

  • Frances McDormand is Changing Aging

    Bill Thomas
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Frances McDormand on aging (via NPR): "I want to be revered. I want to be an elder; I want to be an elderess."
  • ChangingAging PSA: Lend Me Your Ears

    Bill Thomas
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    We've never done a public service announcement before but a reader sent us this letter via Facebook and it's definitely worth sharing. Hearing loss is tough to face at any age but this free tool can be a big help.
  • Rethinking Life Reimagined

    Bill Thomas
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Today, Dr. Bill Thomas called me up and asked me a relatively straightforward question: do I think AARP's Life Reimagined is having an impact on the lives of ChangingAging’s audience?
  • Power of Story Telling

    Martin Bayne, ChangingAging Contributor
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    In 1999 Dr. Bill Thomas and I were invited by Chief Oren Lyons to visit The People of the Six Nations, also known by the French term, Iroquois Confederacy.
  • Can life in a nursing home be made uplifting and purposeful?

    Atul Gawande, special to ChangingAging
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    One young doctor in upstate New York thought so and he came up with a highly eccentric way of demonstrating it. In this extract from his book Being Mortal, Atul Gawande tells the story of Bill Thomas and his miraculous menagerie.
 
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    eHealth Medicare Blog

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

    Rachel Yen
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Americans are living longer and healthier lives, thanks to lifestyle changes and better access to preventive care. In a new report, average life expectancy rates in the United St…The post U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • Halloween Horror Movies, Staying In or Going Out?

    Trystan L. Bass
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    As autumn brings a chill to the air, thoughts of Halloween come to mind. Maybe you expect trick-or-treaters at the door or you’re attending a costumed event on October 31. In …The post Halloween Horror Movies, Staying In or Going Out? appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • The Medicare Annual Election Period for 2015 Plans Begins Today

    Angela Chen
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today marks the start of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), also known as the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage. It’s that t…The post The Medicare Annual Election Period for 2015 Plans Begins Today appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • More High-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans Available in 2015

    Rachel Yen
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    In 2015, Medicare Advantage plans will be more accessible and higher quality than previously. As you consider your options during the Annual Election Period, here are the main tr…The post More High-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans Available in 2015 appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • High Blood Pressure, the Silent Killer

    Rachel Yen
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    High blood pressure, or hypertension, can wreak havoc on your heart and kidneys for years without showing any signs. Although one in three adults in the United States has high bloo…The post High Blood Pressure, the Silent Killer appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
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    JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys » News

  • How Will ALTCS Affect Your Home?

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I have lived with my elderly mother for several years, doing everything in my power to care for her. We finally reached a point at which I can no longer provide her with the care that she needs, so we are exploring the Arizona Long Term Care System. If we pursue ALTCS, however, I am concerned that ALTCS will take my mother’s house, which would deprive me of my living situation. Is there anything I can do to help my mom and protect my…
  • Assets Key to Long-Term Care System

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I have been caring for my father for about a year, and I cannot provide him with the assistance he needs. We looked into applying for ALTCS, but my dad has too many assets to qualify. The ALTCS representative warned us against transferring dad’s assets. Is it possible for him to instead pay me for the services I have provided him as a means to help him meet the resource requirement? Answer: There are two primary rules at play here.
  • Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: Several years ago, my wife and I set up a revocable living trust. We are contemplating pursuing ALTCS for my wife, and I understand that she has to meet a strict resource requirement. Given that all of our assets are titled to the trust, is it safe to assume that she satisfies the resource requirement? Answer: To answer succinctly, I would say that your assumption is incorrect, and that it is probably safe to say that your wife does not…
  • Income Rules Affect Care Insurance

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My wife and I purchased long-term care insurance many years ago, and we recently had to submit a claim because of my wife’s admission to a skilled nursing facility. We were shocked to find the policy pays about $3,000 per month, but her care is closer to $8,000 per month. In exploring our options, we discovered we could apply for the Arizona Long Term Care System, but ALTCS has an income requirement, and I am concerned that the…
  • Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I am in the process of securing nursing- home placement for my mother. My mother is unable to sign documents for herself, and the facility I have an interest in placing mom has asked me to sign her admission paperwork. I am concerned, however, that signing these papers will obligate me to personally pay for mom’s care. Answer: First, you are wise to be cautious about signing any document that might be construed as an agreement under…
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    Concierge Care

  • In-Home Elderly Care

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    In-Home Elderly Care The benefits and importance of in-home care for the elderly is often understated. There are so many health care options out there for the elderly in this day and age, especially for those suffering from dementia and other medical conditions. The reality, though, is that none of them are created equal. Some options are simply superior to others and are going to be better suited to help the elderly deal with medical conditions they may be suffering from. In-home elderly care tops them all as the de facto care solution for people in need. In-home elderly care is just what it…
  • Veterans Home Care

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Why Choose Concierge Care for Your Personalized Veterans Home Care Services? Veterans Home Care is something that is often overlooked. We are passionate about providing personalized Veterans home care services in the Jacksonville Florida area including personal care, caring companions, home maker services, and geriatric care management that enables us to assist seniors with management of their illnesses and allow them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Concierge Care is committed to being there for you when you can’t be. Our holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to elder…
  • Senior Care

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Why Choose Concierge Care for Your Personalized Senior Care Services? We are passionate about providing personalized in-home senior care services in the Jacksonville Florida area including personal care, caring companions, home maker services, and geriatric care management that enables us to assist seniors with management of their illnesses and allow them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Concierge Care is committed to being there for you when you can’t be. Our holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to elder care has been shown to significantly improve the quality of life for…
  • Nursing Home Care

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Why Choose Concierge Care for Your Personalized Nursing Home Care Services? We are passionate about providing personalized Nursing Home Care services in the Jacksonville Florida area including personal care, caring companions, home maker services, and geriatric care management that enables us to assist seniors with management of their illnesses and allow them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Concierge Care is committed to being there for you when you can’t be. Our holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to elder care has been shown to significantly improve the quality of…
  • Live In Care

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Why Choose Concierge Care for Your Personalized Live In Care Services? Our 24-Hour Live – In Care offers peace of mind for your loved ones that need consistent assistance and supervision. Our Live- in Caregivers provide companionship for your loved one throughout the day and night in the comfort and security of their home. We are passionate about providing personalized in-home senior care services in the Jacksonville Florida area including personal care, caring companions, home maker services, and geriatric care management that enables us to assist seniors with management of their…
 
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    Modern Senior

  • Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Cause Breast Cancer?

    Amy Blitchok
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    New Popularity of Hormone Treatment In the past, I have written about the recent surge in testosterone treatment for men.  If you have read up on this topic and seen some the data, you know that the vast majority of most men who are being treated for Low-T could naturally restore their hormone levels by making simple lifestyle changes.  It shouldn’t come as any surprise that a clean diet and regular exercise are just as effective in regulating hormones. The truth is that the surge in hormone treatment for men can be attributed in large part to marketing efforts by pharmaceutical…
  • Police Shoot and Kill 93-Year-Old Woman

    Amy Blitchok
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    With so much news coming out of Texas and Missouri lately, you might have missed the story of the fatal shooting of a 93-year-old woman by a Texas police officer in May of 2014.  This incident is back in the news in part because Stephen Stem, the officer involved, was fired for his use of deadly force and is lashing out against his former department, the city council, and the media. The shooting took place Hearne, Texas, a small economically depressed town whose big claim to fame is that it is only city to have a Wal-Mart that operated at a loss.  (The retail giant eventually left because…
  • Don’t Waste Your Money on AARP’s RealPad

    Amy Blitchok
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Every day I spend time listening to NPR, reading the newspapers, and skimming through a number of go-to websites for article ideas and inspiration.  When I first started Modern-Senior and really began focusing on issues related to aging and baby boomers, I would often head over to the AARP site assuming that they would be a good resource.  It quickly become apparent that AARP is full of fluff pieces and more concerned with making money than advocating for the rights of older Americans. What is the RealPad? This sneaking suspicion has been further validated by the recent launch of AARP’s…
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Vacations Easier as a Senior

    Andrew Atkinson
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    If you can’t escape for a holiday when you’ve retired from work and earned your free time, then when can you? As a senior you’re likely to have more leisure time than ever before, but you don’t want to let it go to waste. Invest in hobbies, learn new skills, volunteer, spend time with your family and book vacations at every opportunity. If you’re planning a weekend away, or something a little longer, then these five tips could help you to make the most of your time: 1. Know Your Limits Whether you’ve got the strength and stamina of the average 20 year old or you’re only just 70…
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    Amy Blitchok
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
      Yes, it is definitely that time of year again, when the colors of red and orange come to life as the temperature starts to drop. During this time there is a wonderful sense of possibility and change in the air and there could also be new possibilities when it comes to decorating your tabletop as well. As the season’s colors begin to emerge, why not take the opportunity to style up your table with some new and exciting pieces that can really make you table stand out. Here are some exciting tips to give your table that extra seasonal flare this fall. Make A Statement With 1 or 2 Large…
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    Freedom Home Care

  • Raising Breast Cancer Awareness in October

    Freedom Home Care
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Everyday more and more people all over the world are diagnosed with breast cancer. It would be hard to find someone that hasn’t personally been affected, or doesn’t know someone affected by breast cancer. Here at Freedom Home Care we know this type of cancer can be one of the most testing as it doesn’t target a specific age group, race, or religion. Its victims, while mostly female, can also be male. The American Cancer Society states that 232,340 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. According to statistics from Susan G. Komen one in eight women will develop breast cancer…
  • How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Men and Women Differently

    Freedom Home Care
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s data the current life expectancy for women is 83 years, and 78 years for men. It is not yet known why women tend to live longer, but experts suggest a combination of factors like genetics and a general partiality of men for riskier behavior like smoking, drinking alcohol, or fighting can be factors in these statistical estimations. With many men and women living longer than ever before, it opens up a larger possibility for more people to develop age related disorders like Alzheimer’s. Here at Freedom Home Care we like other care facilities have seen…
  • Caring for a Loved One with Lung Cancer

    Freedom Home Care
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The word cancer can hit a person like a ton of bricks, and every year more and more people are diagnosed with various types of cancer including one of the most serious, lung cancer. Although coping with treatment and daily life that goes along with lung cancer isn’t easy. There are a few things you can do to make life a bit more manageable for caregivers and loved ones as well. The American Lung Association notes that a senior with lung cancer can expect a survival rate of 53% when detected early before it has spread to other areas in the body. While survival rates are up, lung cancer still…
  • Making the Difficult Decision: In-Home Senior Care or Assisted Living?

    Freedom Home Care
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Making the decision to remain at home or move to a senior care facility is a serious one.  Often, seniors don’t know where to start or what variables might come into play.  They become overwhelmed and choose to push the decision off until it is too late.  An illness, injury, or other emergency then may make the decision for them. Instead of putting it off another day, make today the day when you start to gather all the information and put the pieces together to find what is right for you.  Or, if you are helping a loved one to make the decision, sit with them and help them weigh their…
  • Senior Health: Right Nourishment Equals More Energy!

    Freedom Home Care
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
      The days are getting shorter and the air is getting cooler.  It suddenly becomes more difficult to start a daily exercise routine.  Heavy stews begin to sound more appetizing than light salads.  Our bodies begin to naturally slow down for the impending winter. But don’t give up and fall into a routine of laziness just because of the change of season.  By nourishing your body, mind, and spirit, you can stay energized even through the coldest of months. Nourish Your Body! Watch your Diet. It’s no surprise that we need to nourish our bodies to remain energized.  Eating…
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    Survive55.com: the Baby Boomer Guidebook - BLOG

  • Halloween Haunted Houses

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Baby Boomers,Yes, it's Halloween.What is Halloween all about?It's not just all about candy and crazy costumes.Halloween is about being scared.Have you ever been to a haunted house or the recently popular "Fear Farms?"Average people like you and I are shelling out big bucks to get the "sh*t" scared out of them.And it works.Modern technology is so good that the once rubber faced Frankensteins  and ax wielding doctors spattered in red food coloring have evolved into incredibly realistic blood drenched executioners and evil mutated subhuman…
  • Hobbies of Successful People

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    I am not rich and famous.Well, not yet.But do you want to know what I do with my spare time?Maybe not, but I am going to tell you anyway.Why?Because it is highly recommended by web experts worldwide that bloggers like me need to connect at a more personal level with my readers.I need to build a more intimate relationship with you.I need to develop your trust and confidence so that everything I say you accept as gospel truth. Once we begin to relate at a much deeper intellectual and emotional level, you will begin to fall under the spell of my blog and you will not be satisfied with your life…
  • Top 10 Greatest Business Books of All Time

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Go ahead and Google or Bing the phrase “Top 10 Business Books” and you get nearly 1.8 Trillion returns. That in itself leads you to realize that this is an extremely important subject on this planet.  Everybody who is somebody from Forbes and Huffington Post to bloggers like Fernando Biz and Nicola Cairncross have chimed in at one point over the past few years to list for you what they feel are the pivotal reads in the world of success and entrepreneurship. There is definitely no shortage of websites that have found it important to let the world know that there are at least…
  • Are You OK With Tax Hikes To Protect Social Security?

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Baby Boomers,About 3 months ago I brought you a 5 parts series on the basics of the Social Security system.It was my rather feeble attempt to simplify and uncomplicate this massive and complex government program for you.At the time, I made reference to the dismal future of Social Security finances, especially the state of the funds available to retirees starting in 2030.In it's current state and at the present rate of depletion, the financial platform will reach a point where the system will only be able to handle 75% of claims.That's a disparaging thought especially to the generations…
  • HealthCare 2015 Open Enrollment News

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Baby Boomers,I promised everyone I would keep them up to date on the progress of the Federal Healthcare program.Well, I just received this email notice and it's time to start planning your healthcare needs for 2015.It's the sophomore year for "Obamacare."Will we see the same turmoil and lack of direction we experienced with it's roll out?Or will there by the "sophomore jinx" and we'll see the entire program implode under it's own mismanagement?Your guess is as good as mine.Make sure to mark your calendars.There are 4 important dates to know.Come back and apply for 2015 coverage on or…
 
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    Senior Travel, Womens Forum, Grandchildren, Retirement | Sixty and Me

  • How to Find Friends and Fight Loneliness After 60

    Margaret Manning
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Despite everything we know about the importance of maintaining social connections as we get older, finding friends after 60 can be a challenge. As we age, the easy social connections that we enjoyed as schoolmates, parents and colleagues change. As a result, many women find themselves facing shrinking social circles and needing to make new friends. In other words, we find a void in our lives and no easy way to fill it. Like many women, I often feel like I have 100’s of “friends” and no-one to share my deepest dreams and fears with on a daily basis. Do you sometimes feel the same?Read…
  • Advice for Living on a Pension from the Sixty and Me Community

    Margaret Manning
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    People reaching retirement age today are under huge financial pressure. Since, on average, we will live longer than any previous generation, our savings will need to last decades. In addition, many of us find ourselves in the position of looking after our aging parents, while living on a pension. If we are going to get the most from life after 60, we need a plan! Read More
  • What are the Benefits of Yoga for Seniors – Interview with Cat Kabira

    Margaret Manning
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    There are so many misconceptions about yoga. Some people believe that the goal of yoga is to “get flexible.” Others think that it is only for the young and fit. This last belief is particularly frustrating because the benefits of yoga for seniors are greater than for any other group. After all, we have decades of stress stored in our bodies! The truth is that yoga is so much more than just a set of exercises and poses. It is an approach to life that includes breathing, relaxation, diet and meditation. Since so many women in the Sixty and Me community have asked about yoga, I decided to…
  • 5 Things I Learned About Beauty After 60 from Celebrity Makeup Artist, Ariane Poole

    Margaret Manning
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Professional makeup artist, Ariane Poole, has a wonderfully holistic attitude to beauty in general and makeup in particular. During our interview about beauty after 60, she reminded us that women are beautiful at every age. The problem is that, as we get a little older, we don’t always do the best job of bringing out our inner beauty. On the inside, we are radiant, but, sometimes, we need a little help expressing ourselves. This is exactly what Ariane aims to do in her work as a professional makeup artist. According to Ariane, there are 5 things that all women over 60 can do to create a…
  • 6 Unexpected Gift Ideas for Women Over 60

    Margaret Manning
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I’m the kind of person who loves to give gifts. But, as I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve started to notice that buying presents for my friends has become more difficult. Maybe women over 60 place less value on material things. Or, maybe our tastes simply change as we age. Whatever the reason, I’ll be the first to admit that finding gift ideas for women over 60 is tough – even when you’re one yourself! Fortunately, as the founder of Sixty and Me, a community of over 50,000 women over 60, I have plenty of people to turn to for ideas. So, to help you choose the perfect gift for the…
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    Cariloop | Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice

  • A Personal Story: Beckie Weaver on Unexpected Transitions

    Dane Roper
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Some of the most significant transitions in life often do not come when we expect them to. They seem so distant from our current situation that we fail to be prepared if a transition like finding care for a family member quickly falls upon us. Cariloop spent time walking the streets of Dallas asking passersby what they knew about assisted living and what their preference was when it came to caring for aging loved ones. The overwhelming majority of respondents knew very little about assisted living communities and admitted they would rather take care of their aging loved ones themselves.
  • 4 Tips to Keep You Feeling Young

    Bethany Nicholson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Paul Stout, a man who lives in a small southern Missouri town, mows his own lawn as well as his elderly neighbor’s lawn every two weeks. He always takes the stairs when given the opportunity, every morning he walks around his block fifteen times and at family dinners he is the first to make a joke. Golfing is his passion and when he isn’t participating in a golf league, he invites his friends and family to play — and Paul records the best score the majority of the time. Although retired, Paul spends most of his weekends volunteering in the community, bringing baked goods to his class at…
  • Activities to Stay Fit Throughout Changing Seasons in Life

    Dane Roper
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Changing seasons significantly influence the activities we participate in. When the heat of summer bears down upon us, we like to hop in the pool and swim. In the fall and spring we may enjoy running in the crisp air—whether it’s chasing after a soccer ball or training for a marathon. Winter tends to push us indoors, forcing our reluctant bodies onto the treadmill or out on the basketball court. No matter what the activity is specifically, transitioning between seasons always seems to affect the type of activities we participate in. Cariloop understands that transitioning stages of life…
  • Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award

    Michael Walsh
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award CEO Michael Walsh also selected as part of the 2014 Dallas Business Journal Who’s Who in Healthcare list October 2, 2014 (Dallas, Texas) – As part of the 175+ nominations submitted for this honor, Cariloop has been selected as a finalist for the D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award in Dallas and Fort Worth. D CEO Magazine announced this week its inaugural group of 2014 program finalists. The winners will be announced on November 19th at an exclusive awards event in Dallas.  This inaugural group represents the…
  • Planning for Senior Housing Part II: Where to get started?

    Virginia Traweek
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    In my last post, I gave Cariloop readers some tips for staying at home as long as possible.  Today, we’ll review some strategies for moving into a retirement community or playing it by ear. Goal B: I want to make an Easy Transition to Senior Housing. If you’d rather be in the company of others who are your age and share your interests, then a retirement community may be a good option for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind over the next few years: -       Remove clutter. When you move into senior housing, there’s a good chance that your new apartment will be much smaller…
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    Cariloop | Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice

  • A Personal Story: Beckie Weaver on Unexpected Transitions

    Dane Roper
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Some of the most significant transitions in life often do not come when we expect them to. They seem so distant from our current situation that we fail to be prepared if a transition like finding care for a family member quickly falls upon us. Cariloop spent time walking the streets of Dallas asking passersby what they knew about assisted living and what their preference was when it came to caring for aging loved ones. The overwhelming majority of respondents knew very little about assisted living communities and admitted they would rather take care of their aging loved ones themselves.
  • 4 Tips to Keep You Feeling Young

    Bethany Nicholson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Paul Stout, a man who lives in a small southern Missouri town, mows his own lawn as well as his elderly neighbor’s lawn every two weeks. He always takes the stairs when given the opportunity, every morning he walks around his block fifteen times and at family dinners he is the first to make a joke. Golfing is his passion and when he isn’t participating in a golf league, he invites his friends and family to play — and Paul records the best score the majority of the time. Although retired, Paul spends most of his weekends volunteering in the community, bringing baked goods to his class at…
  • Activities to Stay Fit Throughout Changing Seasons in Life

    Dane Roper
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Changing seasons significantly influence the activities we participate in. When the heat of summer bears down upon us, we like to hop in the pool and swim. In the fall and spring we may enjoy running in the crisp air—whether it’s chasing after a soccer ball or training for a marathon. Winter tends to push us indoors, forcing our reluctant bodies onto the treadmill or out on the basketball court. No matter what the activity is specifically, transitioning between seasons always seems to affect the type of activities we participate in. Cariloop understands that transitioning stages of life…
  • Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award

    Michael Walsh
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award CEO Michael Walsh also selected as part of the 2014 Dallas Business Journal Who’s Who in Healthcare list October 2, 2014 (Dallas, Texas) – As part of the 175+ nominations submitted for this honor, Cariloop has been selected as a finalist for the D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award in Dallas and Fort Worth. D CEO Magazine announced this week its inaugural group of 2014 program finalists. The winners will be announced on November 19th at an exclusive awards event in Dallas.  This inaugural group represents the…
  • Planning for Senior Housing Part II: Where to get started?

    Virginia Traweek
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    In my last post, I gave Cariloop readers some tips for staying at home as long as possible.  Today, we’ll review some strategies for moving into a retirement community or playing it by ear. Goal B: I want to make an Easy Transition to Senior Housing. If you’d rather be in the company of others who are your age and share your interests, then a retirement community may be a good option for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind over the next few years: -       Remove clutter. When you move into senior housing, there’s a good chance that your new apartment will be much smaller…
 
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    Financial Engines Blog

  • Financial Engines Market Watch Q3: A Jittery End to September

    Christopher Jones
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The third quarter saw a mix of solid equity markets punctuated by periods of downside volatility in early August and again at the end of September. Despite the downturns, the S&P 500 set new all-time highs during August and September. By the end of Q3, the S&P 500 index of large cap stocks had gained a modest 1.1%. In contrast, stocks in the S&P Small Cap 600 index had a rough quarter. Smaller company stocks peaked at the beginning of the quarter and steadily lost ground dropping 6.7% by the end of Q3. With continuing tensions abroad and weak growth in Europe, the MSCI Europe,…
  • Recent Market Volatility, Your 401(k) and What You Need to Know

    Christopher Jones
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    After an extended period of relative calm, the past week saw a surge in volatility with global equity markets dropping sharply. By mid-week, the S&P 500 had given up its gains for the year. While periods of volatility are not unusual, we want to share our thoughts on what this might mean for your investment strategy. What is going on? The market is reacting to new information regarding future economic growth. A slow-down in Europe and concerns about growth rates in China has dampened investor optimism, driving down stock prices and driving up the prices of government bonds. The market is…
  • Down-Home Advice to Help You Harvest Savings for Your Future

    Jennifer Carole
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    On the farm, Fall is the time of year when farmer’s typically have a chance to reap the rewards of their labor by harvesting their crops and preparing the soil for next year’s planting. While many of us aren’t farmers, we can learn a lot from their practical wisdom as the daylight diminishes and we prepare for the winter ahead. “Sowing is not as difficult as reaping.” This is an old farm saying but it can just as easily apply to saving money! While saving takes discipline, it’s easier than to try to find money that doesn’t exist when you are already retired!!
  • Take Our Survey – How Do You Feel When You Hear the Word Retirement?

    Jennifer Carole
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    At Financial Engines, we are in the retirement savings business – so we talk about retirement all the time. But we notice when we start saying that word to people outside our business, we get a variety of reactions. Because of this, we’d love to get your reaction to retirement and invite you to take our quick survey. How do you react when you hear the word retirement? It’s one of those things we think about, know is eventually coming, and experience with our parents or friends, but for some reason, it’s often a concept that’s hard to apply to ourselves. And…
  • Happy Birthday, Managed Accounts! Delivering 401(k) Help to People Like You for 10 Years and Counting!

    Mike Jurs
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Today, Financial Engines celebrates 10 years of helping American workers save and invest for retirement with managed accounts. Ten years!!!? Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that what started out as a cool idea is now an industry standard for delivering professional 401(k) management. Today, more than 800,000 people rely on us for managing their retirement accounts. And without them, we could never have reached this milestone. We also couldn’t have done it without the help of amazing employers and 401(k) plan providers, who make the delivery of our services possible. So thank…
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    The UpGraded Senior

  • Hilarious Voicemail Message

    Bob
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    There’s no video for this, but based on this guy’s hilarious voicemail message, these four ladies must have been UpGraded Seniors.  Sounds like age hasn’t slowed them down a bit.  Be sure to listen to this one.  You’ll  laugh so hard it’ll brings tears to your eyes. The post Hilarious Voicemail Message appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • UpGrading In Smoky Mountains National Park

    Bob
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Hello fellow UpGraders.  Your UpGrading Senior-in-Chief just returned from a 3-day RV visit to beautiful downtown Townsend, Tennessee. In case you don’t know, Townsend is a small town just on the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  (The photo above is from one of my previous trips to the Smokies circa 2008.) Great… The post UpGrading In Smoky Mountains National Park appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • Sam “Sonny” Bryant, Jr.

    Bob
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    People have the misconception that age makes you old, but I realized it’s a state of mind that makes you old.  Age . . . gives most people – the majority of people – a reason to be lazy. So says Sam “Sonny” Bryant, Jr., my latest UpGraded Senior Superstar.  Sonny is a 70 year… The post Sam “Sonny” Bryant, Jr. appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • Falls, Seniors & Nietzsche

    Bob
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    That which does not kill us makes us stronger. — Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) I Disagree! Well, UpGraders, with due respect to the esteemed German philosopher, I’m going to have to disagree. While Nietzsche’s observation may have some validity, the oft-repeated quip is far from having universal application. In fairness to Nietzsche, it looks… The post Falls, Seniors & Nietzsche appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • Harriette Thompson – 91 Year Old Marathoner

    Bob
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    I continue to be amazed by these UpGraded Senior Superstars.  Enter Harriette Thompson, age 91, who ran the San Diego marathon this year for the 15th time!  Amazing. We have work to do, UpGraders. The post Harriette Thompson – 91 Year Old Marathoner appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
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    Steveso Thinks

  • RIP Mayor Tom Menino

    Steve Sovie
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    I grew up in Watertown, NY, but after finishing my education I moved to Boston. I had always been intrigued with the history of Boston and wanted to live there. Since my education was in the medical field, it made since to move to Boston, where job opportunities were abundant. So after a short stint at a private lab in Albany I moved to Boston. I can remember a small group of politicians who were infamously known for their bigotry towards anyone who wasn't Boston Irish or who were gay. I must say that I was a bit intimidated by these at first but learned to stay away from their territory in…
  • Life in These United States

    Steve Sovie
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    I was passing the time a short while ago by reading Yahoo News on my IPhone and came across an interesting story, titled "The 10 States With the worst Quality of Life". The criteria for quality of life were employment rate, household disposable income per capita, health and percentage of people without health insurance. The 10 states were: 1.Mississippi, 2. Alabama, 3. Arkansas, 4. W.Virginia, 5. Tennessee, 6. Oklahoma, 7. S. Carolina, 8. Louisiana, 9. New Mexico, 10. Georgia.The article described the poverty and quality of life in these ten states, without mentioning a word about politics.
  • Another School Shooting

    Steve Sovie
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    I have written a few posts in the past on gun violence and school shootings and now sadly I am doing it again. After each shooting there is an uproar from some parents and a few politicians calling for stricter gun laws and all kinds of nasty rhetoric from the NRA in defense of guns. Nothing ever gets done. So here we are again. In Washington state a teenage boy went on a shooting spree in his school cafeteria, because he was jilted by a girlfriend. He killed one student and seriously wounded others before he killed himself.Once again people are looking for answers to stop the killings, but…
  • Your Medications Could Kill You

    Steve Sovie
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    When I was younger I didn't know anything about medications and I don't think too many other people did either. When you went to the doctor he gave you some medicine, which you hoped would take care of what ailed you. Most likely you didn't even know the names of the medications and didn't worry about side effects.All of this has changed in the past few years with drug companies advertising their products. Every day we are bombarded by ads for medications for conditions including hay fever, ED, bronchitis, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and a myriad of other diseases. I think these commercials…
  • Worry About Ebola

    Steve Sovie
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    en.wikipedia.orgIn the past few weeks we have been inundated with news about the ebola virus, most of which has been false and politically motivated. We've all heard a little something about ebola, the deadly disease that every now and then breaks out in Africa killing most of those affected. Most Americans didn't care because it only killed Black people in Africa. For Americans it was out of sight, out of mind. But not this time. Someone from Africa, who was infected by the ebola virus, came to the US, where he was hospitalized and subsequently died. Two nurses were infected, but are doing…
 
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    Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care

  • Accessible Tiny House – Ideas for Aging in Place

    Nick Karrandjas
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Accessible Tiny House – Ideas for Aging in Place / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. An accessible tiny house can be a good choice for those who are older, have health problems, need different access or who are caring for older parents. The post Accessible Tiny House – Ideas for Aging in Place appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written…
  • How Aging in Place is Like Being a Girl Scout

    Mark Hager
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    How Aging in Place is Like Being a Girl Scout / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. The Girl Scouts have influenced millions of girls for generations. Learn how aging in place is like being a Girl Scout. Bet you can't guess the correlation. The post How Aging in Place is Like Being a Girl Scout appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from…
  • Fire Prevention Week 2014 October 5 – 11

    Mark Hager
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Fire Prevention Week 2014 October 5 – 11 / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. Join us during Fire Prevention Week 2014 (October 5-11) in reminding older people & caregivers that fires can be prevented & save lives. The post Fire Prevention Week 2014 October 5 – 11 appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this…
  • How State Long-Term Care Services and Supports Measure Up

    Carol Marak
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    How State Long-Term Care Services and Supports Measure Up / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. A look at the Long-Term Care Services and Supports Scorecard 2014. Learn about growing need for LTSS & where your state ranks in the scorecard. The post How State Long-Term Care Services and Supports Measure Up appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written…
  • 8 Small Bathrooms That Shine

    Mark Hager
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    8 Small Bathrooms That Shine / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014.   Small bathrooms can seem tough; especially when you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project. Not everyone interested in home remodeling has a spacious bathroom area, but there is a ton of potential in small bathrooms. If one of your bathrooms is small, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a few amazing small bathrooms that are sure to […] The post 8 Small Bathrooms That Shine appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology,…
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