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  • Home of the Future for Older Adults

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    With a housing crisis looming for seniors, local governments and the building industry are becoming aware of the shortage for accessible housing and are starting to build homes with features that appeal to people of all ages.  There’s a housing crisis looming for seniors. With baby boomers entering their retirement years at a rapid rate, most housing is not keeping up with their needs. Most older adults say they want to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes are not designed for older bodies that have a hard time with stairs, slippery shower surfaces or hard-to-turn door…
  • 4 Ways to Deal with Caregiver’s Guilt

    Concierge Care
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    If you are a caregiver to an elderly loved one, let’s start by saying that you are amazing. It is a tough job and to do it with patience and grace is truly a gift to your family member or friend. Pat yourself on the back. Now, admit it. You are racked with guilt about your parent or loved one. You question every decision that you make. You lose sleep and stress yourself into body aches and migraines. OK, hopefully it is not quite that bad but caregiver’s guilt is a real phenomenon that needs to be addressed and self-care and a sense of self-worth are essential. In this article we will…
  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost

    Retirement - Only the Beginning
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    I have always thought it would be cool to write a travel blog. How much fun would it be to hit the road journeying to exotic points across the globe where you explore the local culture, cuisine and customs to your hearts content? Then at the end of an exciting often exhausting day you sit down to share the experience with others in such a way that they find themselves drawn into the moment almost as excited about the whole thing as the actual traveler. There is a term in French ‘flaneur’ which translates into someone who steps out of his door in the morning and heads into the…
  • Study of 'senior citizen' marine snails uncovered how nerve cells fail during learning

    Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    UM Rosenstiel School scientists show underlying mechanism that control age-related memory lossThis is Aplysia californica. Credit: Michael Schmale, Ph.D.
  • 'Ageing is not the problem. Our failure to adapt is'

    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Putting the care of our elderly in private hands is a touchy subject. But Paul Hogan believes that the State alone can’t cope with a demographic timebomb, he tells Paul O’Donoghue. Caring for an elderly grandmother inspired Paul Hogan’s business idea Although many social campaigners would argue that everyone should be well cared for by the State in old age, the founder of Home Instead
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  • Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    Zimbabwe is calling for a U.S. dentist to be extradited for killing a beloved lion.
  • Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:28 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.
  • Australia 'confident' that plane wreckage is from MH370

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said Friday they were "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation's great mysteries. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage is to be sent to France for analysis, with expectations building it will be the first tangible proof the plane went down in the Indian Ocean. Investigators are hoping they will then move closer to understanding the mystery swirling around the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which vanished 16 months…
  • Suspect in Charleston church massacre to be arraigned on hate charges

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Relatives of nine African-Americans killed at a historic South Carolina church may get a second opportunity to address the white man accused in the murders on Friday when he is arraigned on federal hate crime charges, sources close to the case said. At an earlier court appearance, family members riveted the country by expressing heartfelt forgiveness to Dylann Storm Roof, the suspect in last month's massacre at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, saying their Christian faith compelled them to rise above their grief.
  • Pennsylvania jail escapee suspected of killing woman: police

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Robert Crissman, 38, escaped from Armstrong County jail, about 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Pittsburgh, early Thursday morning while helping serve meals to other inmates, law enforcement officials said. Crissman was dressed in his green jail jumpsuit when he fled, and is now a suspect in a nearby homicide, Pennsylvania State Police said.
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    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family

  • The Dr. S. D. Gokhale Award for ‘Promoting Qualitative Journalism in Ageing’

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
                                                          ILC-I Awards 2015 About International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I)- The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) is a voluntary organization working for the elderly since 2003 in the fields of Training, Policy, Advocacy, Research, Documentation and Field projects. It is registered under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act,
  • SILVER INNINGS is a Registered Trade Mark of Sailesh Mishra

    19 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    SILVER INNINGS is a Registered Trade Mark of Sailesh Mishra providing need base services to elders and their family since April 2008.  At present we don't have any office or branch any where accept Mumbai city.  Silver Innings prohibits any Use of its name, symbols, insignia, or other identifying marks without express written approval. Unauthorized use of the marks constitutes trademark
  • The elderly have special needs, and an industry is born

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Sruthin Lal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Rohit Arora works in Delhi, but his ailing mother was alone in Kolkata, and he used to feel helpless about it. When he managed to get a health worker, Rajesh (name changed), to look after her, it was a great relief for him. “He visited every week, looked after her health, talked to her, took her to the doctors. Later on they developed sort of
  • 'Ageing is not the problem. Our failure to adapt is'

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Putting the care of our elderly in private hands is a touchy subject. But Paul Hogan believes that the State alone can’t cope with a demographic timebomb, he tells Paul O’Donoghue. Caring for an elderly grandmother inspired Paul Hogan’s business idea Although many social campaigners would argue that everyone should be well cared for by the State in old age, the founder of Home Instead
  • Top 10 Cars For Senior Citizens

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:49 pm
    One of the most undermined consumer groups in automotive world is that of senior citizens. It is one of the most empowered groups with great investment potential. Their needs are specific and so will be the models categorized for them. We bring you a list of top 10 cars for senior citizens that can fulfill their needs and offer right kind of support they deserve. Hyundai Sonata – One of the
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    20 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    You name it, I've seen many outstanding plays in my day - comedies, dramas and musicals.There were times when I couldn't afford the price of a "good seat" but for the price of $2.00, climbed those stairs at the theatre and sat in the second balcony, it didn't matter as long as I got to see the show!Still going to the theatre every chance I get! As soon as I was notified that tickets were available to see "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" my friend and I signed up. It's a good thing because the tickets that Brooksby had were sold out pronto.Hershey Felder in "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin"…

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:17 pm
    It was time for my son to have his Mercedes-Benz serviced and invited me to take advantage of Mercedes-Benz of Burlington's complimentary manicure, "while you wait, have your nails done."A few months ago I had the pleasure of that experience and didn't hesitate to say, "yes."When I walked into the salon I noticed very attractive and clever red, white and blue decorations.The manicurist explained that the colors were chosen in recognition  of the upcoming holiday.In keeping with the theme of the holiday she suggested I choose from a shade of blue- light blue, medium or deep blue!
  • Sharing Yiddish at Brooksby Village Over Dinner with Friends

    5 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Here at Brooksby Village there are many residents that lead groups on a variety of subjects.For example there's Calligraphy, Art, a Writers group, a book club, foreign films, a knitting group and even a Style Workshop. Whatever your interest is, you'll find it here!I'm not through yet, there's a Spanish Conversation Group, a French Conversation Group, and for the past year there is a Yiddish Conversation Group dinner which I lead.I stress the fact that I am not a teacher. I'm there to encourage the people to speak Yiddish, even if it's half English and half Yiddish, it gets the mind…

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Last time I wrote about Mad Men I was disenchanted with the show. I didn't like the turn of events, and the way the characters had aged. Every thing and everyone was going downhill, especially Don Draper.When I look back at my thoughts then, and how I feel now, it's like when a person is caught up in a relationship, and they see only what they want to see, and go along with whatever is happening because they care for the person.It's hard to let go! You try but you just can't do it. Well, that's me.I can't let go!There are only a few episodes left. I have to see how Matthew Weiner will put…

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Photo: Justina Mintz/AMCMAD MEN SPOILER WARNING:For those of you that are still hooked on Mad Men and have not seen the most recent episode there will be spoilers on this post!BUT FIRST: MY HISTORY WITH THE SHOWWhen Matthew Weiner first introduced Mad Men seven years ago I fell for it, hook line and sinker! The sets were exactly like what you would have found in the 60's. The ad agency office had the typewriters, the phones and the employees dressed in the clothes of that era.Men wore suits and skinny ties.Women wore high heels, short skirts and tight tops.Men held the high paying jobs. They…
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  • 年齢制限などがないのが良い

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    何故かチャットなどでは個性が違うだから文章は面白い…などと朝っぱらから言ってみる 女の子が自宅で日払いで稼ぐチャットの仕事はどこがいいの?・・・ここでしょ。チャットだけ…はぁ…。彼が昔好きだった女の子に「今度家こい」って必死にアピールしてる。目的ないです。ノンアダルトチャット・マダムチャット・ワールドチャット計4つの多彩なコースがあります。居たの?今面白いところなんだ、…
  • まだこんな時間かと思ったらダメ

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    原木さんが自分の嫌な事案から逃げて他の人に任せたから。、チャットとかやってくれる人はhiro_2104までお願いします 了解です!!(*´∀`*)bあすまさんはその時間帯はフラグ中のようなので、カメラを通して楽しく会員様とお話していただくことをお願いしたいんです。敵方面から範囲チャットで「れげーん(わしのカセメインキャラ名)」って呼ばれて「どちら様あぁぁ!?」ってなった。がっつり語りたい人がTwitter上にいたら、…
  • 最高の入り口だと思います

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    人脈が人脈を呼び、結婚はしたいから!!! そうだね貢いどこ~てかまじますだくんと結婚したい本気で。人々に好かれる秘訣である」デール・カーネギー(実業家・作家)…
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    Contemporary Retirement Coaching

  • Great Quotes

    Ann Harrison
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
  • How to Turn Your Jewellery Making Hobby into a Successful Retirement Business

    Ann Harrison
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Do you enjoy making jewellery and wish there was a way to make money from it? Good news - there is. You can turn your jewellery making hobby into a successful retirement business. Full time, part time or somewhere in between, you can create a business selling your jewellery. Here’s how: #1 Research your competition and your market. The first step to creating a successful business is finding a unique niche or market. If you make a variety of jewellery types and styles, then there’s a great chance you can find a unique niche. Research online to learn who your market…
  • Quick Links

    Ann Harrison
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:34 pm
    From Mail Online: Fixing dodgy knees: From exercises you can do in bed to the best shoes and pain relief, everything you need to know Read more:  
  • How Volunteering Can Make You Happier

    Ann Harrison
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Have you ever volunteered for something and thought to yourself, "Why on earth did I sign up for this?", or "I don’t even know what I'm doing here".  Sometimes volunteering is something we get roped into - or we feel obligated or guilty and say yes when we really should be saying no. Other times, we do what we have to do for the sake of the kids or grandkids. We want to show our presence and interest in their school activities and, of course, their academic careers. However, have you ever had the experience of volunteering just because it was something that you…
  • The Retirement Detox Programme

    Ann Harrison
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
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  • On Medicare’s 50th birthday, some politicians want to kill it

    Mark Miller
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Medicare turns 50 today, riding high in the polls but under attack from presidential candidates proposing benefit cuts or even phasing out the U.S. healthcare program for older people. When President Lyndon Johnson signed the law, half of Americans age 65 or older had no health insurance. Today, just 2 percent go uncovered. And the public really, really likes Medicare, which last year covered 54 million Americans. A poll released earlier this month by the Kaiser Family Foundation found strong support across political party lines for Medicare and Medicaid, which insures low-income Americans…
  • How the new fiduciary rules will affect rollovers

    Mark Miller
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The fiduciary fight isn’t over yet—but we’re getting close. Barring an unexpected upset, the U.S. Department of Labor soon will finalize regulations redefining the term “fiduciary” for purposes of the advice clients get from financial advisors. These long-overdue reforms have been debated to death, and despite the short-term disruption, they’ll be good for the standards and professionalism of the advisory business in the long haul. A standard that requires advisors to act in the best interest of clients is especially critical in light of the retirement challenges facing so many…
  • White House Conference on Aging: A recap

    Mark Miller
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    (Reuters) – When presidents call Americans together to talk about aging, major change is possible. The first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 played a midwife’s role in the birth of Medicare; the 1971 conference led to creation of the automatic cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security, which has been in place since 1975. This year’s conference, held on Monday, July 13, could have had a similar impact in a country facing the challenges of a rapidly aging population. Unfortunately, the conference was hobbled by a limited budget – and a limited vision of the…
  • A Medicare surprise: Most dental care isn’t covered

    Mark Miller
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    If you plan to retire soon, add this item to your to-do list: a visit to the dentist before your dental insurance disappears. Retirees transitioning to Medicare are often surprised to learn that the program does not cover routine dental care or more complex procedures. Overall, 40 percent of the 65-plus population has some form of dental benefit, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. For seniors who use Medicare Advantage managed care plans, about half offer very limited coverage for cleanings and exams. A small percentage of seniors have dental insurance from a former…
  • Need to Work in Retirement? Think Small

    Mark Miller
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    More retirees than ever intend to keep working past traditional retirement age. But age discrimination and job burnout pose major challenges to staying in the corporate workforce. Entrepreneurship can be a viable alternative work route for retirees–and it’s getting more commonplace. Entrepreneurs age 55-65 accounted for 26% of all startups last year, up from 15% in 1996, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. While an entrepreneurial startup may sound like a risky investment of capital, it doesn’t have to be. A “micro-enterprise” can help…
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  • Hospice: I had no idea

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Joy Loverde Like many Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious Joyrate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People are gone with no warning. This week, three friends whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly. […] The post Hospice: I had no idea appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Talking Points from the White House Conference on Aging

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The White House Conference on Aging took place on July 13. The President held the conference in preparation for the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, which is typically described as consisting of the people born from 1946 to 1964. They make up roughly 24 percent of the population in the United States – […] The post Talking Points from the White House Conference on Aging appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Carolina Meadows in the News

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Groundbreaking ceremony held to celebrate the start of the new Hospice Home in Chatham County VIEW IN BROWSER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2015 For Media Inquiries: 919.932.9985 Equity, it’s your advantage.™ Carolina Meadows Donates $150,000 to Support New Hospice Home of UNC Health Care Facility CHAPEL HILL, NC – Carolina Meadows has donated $150,000 […] The post Carolina Meadows in the News appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Alzheimer’s Culture Change: Coming to a city near you

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
     by Joy Loverde Nothing changes the game of life faster than the onset of dementia. Upon diagnosis, family caregivers regroup and redirect long-term care plans. Others may worry about passing on the Alzheimer’s gene to next of kin. Sadly, others start treating people differently and in many cases choose to no longer associate with them […] The post Alzheimer’s Culture Change: Coming to a city near you appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Preventing Falls in Older Adults

    16 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Preventing Falls in Older Adults – Built by Easy Climber The post Preventing Falls in Older Adults appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
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    Inside Elder Care

  • Safe, Easy Gardening Tips and Tools for Seniors

    Ryan Malone
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a senior citizen, you know how important is to remain active. Being able to go outside to enjoy the fresh air is a great feeling, and a great way to get your daily dose of the great outdoors is gardening. Gardening has many unexpected health benefits and has been known to relieve stress, act as a moderate form of exercise, and even help to cope with depression! While it has a number of great benefits, tending to a garden can put a lot of stress on the body, particularly as we age. Thankfully, there are a lot of great tools and gadgets that make gardening a safe and fun activity for people…
  • What is a Reverse Mortgage?

    Ryan Malone
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    According to a survey by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), almost 90% of senior homeowners would prefer to age in the familiarity and comfort of their own homes.  This is not surprising, as many seniors have built their lives around their home.  Fortunately, a majority of seniors have also built equity in their homes, having diligently paid their mortgage every month for the last few decades.  Because of this, many seniors over the age of 62 will be eligible for a retirement planning loan product called a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages have already helped thousands…
  • Summer Skin Care Tips for Seniors

    Ryan Malone
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Protecting your skin is important at all stages of life. However as a person ages, their skin becomes more delicate and therefore needs more protection and care. During the harsh, summer months, senior citizens are more susceptible to having skin problems, but that doesn’t mean that they should have to forgo outdoor activities because of sensitive skin. With a health conscious mind and these skin care tips, you can spend less time worrying about your skin this summer and more time enjoying the activities you love! Bug Bites:  Getting bitten by insects during the summer is never…
  • 3 Ways Good Design Can Help People Who Have Dementia

    Ryan Malone
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:48 am
    The design of the environment we live in has a profound impact on our mood and wellbeing, especially for people living with dementia. In this post, we’ll look at some ways that good design can make an impact, from the use of colors and lighting, to making it easy to perform daily tasks, helping you to plan a suitable environment for your loved one, or to identify a care home designed for the needs of people with dementia. Good use of color Color choices play an important part in ensuring people with dementia can navigate their surroundings, identify familiar places and affect their mood.
  • Elder Spring Cleaning

    Ryan Malone
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many people take the beginning of spring as a time to clean, organize, and reset. With longer days on the way and warm weather on the rise, people feel a general increase in productivity during the spring.  Unfortunately, there are elderly folks living in senior care facilities are not always equipped to take on this kind of a task. Whether they are limited in mobility or just have too much cleaning and organizing to tackle on their own, your assistance might be necessary to complete spring cleaning. Below are some of the best ways for you and your loved one in a care facility to tackle…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Health Care Cost Inflation Returns

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    True, that....Call it the return to the old normal.With the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, the advent of some blockbuster drugs and the entry of more than 8 million newly-insured persons, healthcare cost inflation is ticking back up. Writing in Health Affairs, CMS' actuaries are projecting a 5.8% year-over-year rate of inflation that reminds them of the years prior to the Great Recession. This rate is projected to grow faster than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which means that by 2024, the U.S. will be devoting 19.6% of its economy to healthcare.Some…
  • A Primer on Population Health

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    If you need to help a colleague who is clueless about cost-saving potential  of population health, the Population Health Blog recommends you refer him or her to this efficiently written primer from The Health Care Transformation Task Force's High Cost Patient Work Group. Basically, if the small number of patients who are destined to be high cost can be prospectively a) identified and b) helped, a lot of money could be saved.  By focusing resources on a small fraction of insured people, the costs for the entire risk pool can be decreased.In the meantime the…
  • Are Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) Important to ACO Success? Payment Arrangements Say Otherwise

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Long ago, the Population Health Blog learned that when it comes to health insurance, capitation or bundled payments brakes, while fee-for service payments are gas. Too many physician office visits?  Use "capitation" brakes. Want to increase physician visits?  Apply a payment for each encounter with some FFS gas.  Health care organizations can pass this arrangement onto their physicians. They can pay them with a salary (a form of capitation), or a variable "productivity" compensation (seeing more patients is compensated with a form of FFS) or with a combination of both. …
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review is Up!

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Hank Stern of the InsureBlog has posted the latest version of the Health Wonk Review.  Titled Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks, this compendium of posts is sure to quench any thirst for health policy braininess.Enjoy!
  • Three Downsides to Commercial Health Insurer Consolidation

    8 Jul 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Scott Gottlieb argues that the Aetna-Humana and the Anthem-Cigna combinations are evidence of waning insurer competition that is the direct result of Obamacare.  Not only are ACOs not a panacea, but the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate to limit administrative costs is forcing Aetna et al to spread their costs over a larger base.  Dr. Gottlieb fears that the oligopolies won't be able to deliver on innovation and will limit consumer choice    Too bad The WSJ didn't give him more print space.  If they did, Dr. Gottlieb may…
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    Dealmakers Forum and Development News

  • High-quality rural senior living sells

    Ben Swett
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    Just how does a high-quality assisted/independent living community located in rural Northeast Ohio maintain a combined occupancy over 90%? Well, aside from having an excellent reputation for care and services, the community was owned by a local golf pro and golf course owner with ties to the seniors housing industry, who would let residents and […] The post High-quality rural senior living sells appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • Greystone facilitates Pacifica’s Georgia exit

    Ben Swett
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:31 am
    Pacifica Companies is exiting the Georgia market with the sale of its two assisted living/memory care communities in the Atlanta metro area. The portfolio, which includes a 58-unit community with 36 assisted living units and 22 memory care units in Dunwoody, Georgia, and a 32-unit stand-alone memory care community in Roswell, Georgia, was approximately 75% […] The post Greystone facilitates Pacifica’s Georgia exit appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • Average price for IL communities falls

    Ben Swett
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    How low can average independent living prices go? When the 2014 seniors housing M&A market hit unprecedented heights, in both value and volume, it was driven largely by an especially pricey independent living market, with the average price paid for independent living at $246,800 per unit, compared to $191,950 per unit in 2013. However, in […] The post Average price for IL communities falls appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • Seniors Housing Census Woes Continue

    Ben Swett
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    Brookdale Senior Living is not the only one with some recent census declines… The next few weeks will be very telling in terms of the direction of some of the major seniors housing companies. All eyes will be on Brookdale Senior Living next week as it announces second quarter results and whether it has reversed […] The post Seniors Housing Census Woes Continue appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • Recent Senior Care M&A Deals

    Ben Swett
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:33 am
    Check out our recent transactions! The post Recent Senior Care M&A Deals appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
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  • All The Lonely People

    Kristina Newport
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Tommy Steel's statue of Eleanor Rigby, Liverpool  by Kristina NewportAs hospice and palliative medicine practitioners, we have the opportunity to witness the lives and deaths of people from all walks of life. Many people we care for die surrounded by loved ones who are full of memories, pain and grief. Others, however, die alone, or with relationships too strained to bring value. When we care for these people, we learn who they are and become their witnesses. We hear their stories and secrets, as Lizzy Miles MSW discussed in a recent Pallimed post. We witness their end. And we remember.
  • The Art of Dying Well (Ars Moriendi)

    Amy Clarkson
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    by Amy ClarksonIn the success driven society that we live in, I’m surprised there is so little out there about a successful dying experience. There are hundreds of books about how to be a successful parent, a successful spouse, a successful employee or employer. There are success how to’s for education, healthcare, businesses, nonprofits and churches. Likely, this absence of material about successful dying comes from the link of success to achievement. No one feels confident linking death with achievement. However, what about the idea of dying well? Is this something individually or…
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) Health Literacy and Palliative Care Workshop: A Review

    Pallimed Editor
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    by Toni L. Glover July 9 was a good day. You know that feeling you have when you attend conference and you come back to work charged up and ready to change the world? That’s the feeling I had after listening to a live webcast of the Institute of Medicine’s Health Literacy and Palliative Care Workshop. The sessions and discussions were inspiring and conveyed the pressing need to revolutionize patient care. I tuned in during Diane Meier’s Overview talk. Dr. Meier is one of the rock stars of palliative care and, full disclosure, I am a groupie. She asked the audience to consider where the…
  • Film Review: Thank You for Playing

    Pallimed Editor
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    by Betsy Trapasso “I am scared that I will forget Joel. I don’t want to forget him.” These words spoken by Ryan Green about Joel, his terminally ill five-year-old son, resonated strongly with me, while watching the documentary Thank You For Playing. How many times have we heard words similar to these from family members of hospice and palliative care patients? How many times have we held their hands and looked into their eyes and assured them that loved ones can never be forgotten? In Thank You For Playing, co-directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and David Osit bring us into the world of…
  • The secrets of hospice patients

    Lizzy Miles
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Can you keep a secret? Do you promise not to tell? Hospice patients and caregivers sometimes divulge information to a singular hospice staff member. We are bound by HIPAA not to talk about patients outside of what is necessary to provide care. How do you determine what is “necessary”? What about within the team though? Is everything you hear fair game for the rest of the IDG group, or are there some things you should keep to yourself? In this article, I’ll explore criteria you can use to determine the best course of action with confidential information you hear from a patient or…
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    Aging In Place Technology Watch

  • Pew report reveals 17 million seniors disconnected from the utility of the Internet

    Laurie Orlov
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    First the numbers – good news, sort of. The latest in Pew posting headline in the news misleads. Period. Who’s Not Online -- about Internet adoption – reports the change in online use since the year 2000. The text works hard on enthusiasm and a bit of 'game over' in terms of saturation: 84% of adults are now online! Saturation for some groups! Considerably higher than in 2000!  Note the 'on the other hand' age-related caveat: "About four-in-ten adults ages 65 and older (39%) do not use the internet, compared with only 3% of 18- to 29-year-olds."  Education is a factor (more educated,…
  • Consumers lose: medical hacking, 911 failure, Google rules

    Laurie Orlov
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Ho hum – another day, another few million records are hacked. Rant on. It’s a small hack really, only 4.5 million impacted by the UCLA Medical System cyber attack. But what a relief, the impacted individuals will receive identity theft recovery and restoration services and credit monitoring at no cost. That category of service firm is buying plenty of ads all around and may be one of the boom businesses of 2015.  Because of course the 4.5 million must be added to the 22 million Federal government individuals and the 80 million Anthem Blue Cross individuals -- for starters.  And the…
  • Five technology announcements from the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

    Laurie Orlov
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:08 pm
    WHCoA attracted buzz, hopeful announcements and new offerings.  This event was a follow-on to the previous every-decade White House Conferences on Aging -- the most recent of which was the 3-day 2005 White House Conference on Aging. That conference was developed in an economically hopeful time the US -- its focus was on the pending retirement of the baby boom generation. Today, the economy is not sizzling and since 60 is now the new 50, today many of those boomers have not yet retired. Or they've retired from -- or lost -- one job and are now starting a business. The 2005 conference was the…
  • Six recent product announcements in the PERS market

    Laurie Orlov
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    What’s new with PERS?  For several years now pseudo-statistics have been floating about the long-standing PERS market – asking the same question over and over hasn’t changed the paraphrased answer: The market is approximately $1.5 billion in the US and changes very slowly. Is it true that only 10% of the purchased devices are mobile – usable away from the home? Insiders today say that 20% of the sales are for mobile devices. So what else is apparent and new with the PERS space in the past four months -- all drawn from the companies' own material: GreatCall partnered with BioSensics…
  • Google crushes content to boost mobile friendliness

    Laurie Orlov
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Google forced the creation of so-called mobile sites?  Rant on.  Last week I published a list of Medication Management technologies that could be useful to baby boomers. Great. This week I looked at those websites a bit more closely, not squinting at my phone, but instead from my desktop PC. I selected a few of them – stared at the full motion video on the desktop sites, and ran their URLs through the Google Mobile Friendly-ness test. I also put in MobiHealthNews and (Google says not mobile friendly). The URL for  was deemed mobile friendly, but when searching via…
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    Society of Certified Senior Advisors

  • Women’s Unique Financial Struggles: Finding Effective Strategies

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    As women age, understanding and being in control of their financial landscape can be daunting, whether married or single. A trusted financial advisor can make all the difference.The old adage that men won’t stop and ask for directions while women will quickly engage the directional advice of a stranger, is one of the most clichéd examples of gender differences. Yet, as indicated in the research below, those differing approaches are not surprising when our brain chemistry and divergent life circumstances are taken into account. The effects are…
  • Meet Our CSA Spotlight, Richard Russo

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    After a 25-year career in manufacturing and sales, I decided to sell the company that I owned and operated to one of my competitors. Windham Weavers manufactured and imported home furnishing products from Asia, which we then sold to large retailers in the USA. At 50 years old, traveling three or four months a year became less glamourous and more stressful. A changing retail environment coupled with increasing competition and import restrictions made me realize that selling the business was the right decision for me and my family. I worked with the new owners for two years while the business…
  • Advanced Care Planning: An Ongoing Process

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Planning in advance for how we want to be cared for as we age should be an ongoing process, and continued until the need for care arises. Health care decisions should be an individuals' right. Advanced care planning should be an ongoing process in everyone’s life. It’s therefore important to gain a perspective on how America needs to change its thinking about caring for our oldest citizens. The questions we ponder and the answers and solutions we seek will be different for each of us and it is a difficult challenge. In 1843, Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher and theologian,…
  • Home of the Future for Older Adults

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    With a housing crisis looming for seniors, local governments and the building industry are becoming aware of the shortage for accessible housing and are starting to build homes with features that appeal to people of all ages.  There’s a housing crisis looming for seniors. With baby boomers entering their retirement years at a rapid rate, most housing is not keeping up with their needs. Most older adults say they want to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes are not designed for older bodies that have a hard time with stairs, slippery shower surfaces or hard-to-turn door…
  • The New Reverse Mortgage: How These Loans Work

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Reverse mortgages have mystified and befuddled older homeowners for too long. Now, with significant changes in the FHA Reverse Mortgage program, it’s a worthy method to consider for improved cash flow when needed. The subject of reverse mortgages has long been riddled with misinformation, misunderstanding, and myth. But recent changes in reverse mortgages and new program guidelines make the new reverse mortgage worth considering. Financial advisors can now more confidently recommend FHA Reverse Mortgages to improve the cash flow of theirolder clients when appropriate. Unfortunately, in…
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    Retirement - Only the Beginning

  • Why Travel In Retirement

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:13 pm
    We are nearing the end of another memorable trip to Switzerland. Everything to this point has been spectacular from the uncharacteristic perfect weather – a bit warm but virtually no rain or other atmospheric negatives, something the locals say is unheard of this time of the year – to the manageable crowds to the other worldly beauty everywhere we look. Looking back at the journey I want to share some highlights as well as a few pictures (I was requested by numerous readers to share some of the sights with a snapshot or two. The hard part is picking just a few): (1) Seeing the family…
  • The Journey Continues

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Our travels continue as we work our way across Switzerland visiting some of the touristy attractions but more importantly looking for those special off the beaten path spots. In an effort to follow my flaneur tendencies upon arrival at Zermat we headed out the door – no destination in mind – turning left. We wandered a bit enjoying the surroundings when about a mile out we discovered Gornershkucht, a deep gorge carved into the landscape by the constant flow of the fast violent river it contained. White water, wild flowers galore covering nearby walls, cool mist on a hot day, what…
  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost

    14 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    I have always thought it would be cool to write a travel blog. How much fun would it be to hit the road journeying to exotic points across the globe where you explore the local culture, cuisine and customs to your hearts content? Then at the end of an exciting often exhausting day you sit down to share the experience with others in such a way that they find themselves drawn into the moment almost as excited about the whole thing as the actual traveler. There is a term in French ‘flaneur’ which translates into someone who steps out of his door in the morning and heads into the…
  • Moving On

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    After a long week and even longer weekend my wife and I have successfully packed up our home in preparation for our move to Carmel Valley. The garage was filled to the ceiling with countless carefully labeled boxes. As usual we put too many books into boxes that were too big (you would think by now we would have figured that one out). Who knew we had that many clothes or all those kitchen gadgets or so many canned goods some with eclectic contents we would not likely ever consume? Sitting here reflecting on the last 24 hours I discover aches and pains in areas I long ago forgot I had. But…
  • My Wife is Ready to Retire

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:13 am
    I retired a few years back. A big part of my decision was based upon the ever changing job environment. What I described as “diverse experience across multiple years and technologies” unfortunately translated into “too old”. At the time I was 53 and had enjoyed for the most part where my career had taken me. But the powers that be did not feel I had a place in their future. And so began my retirement journey. I have learned a lot over these last three years – most significantly that I have a lot to learn. It took me awhile to start figuring things out. Although somewhat at a…
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    Senior Housing News

  • The New Program Giving Senior Living Execs an Edge

    Cassandra Dowell
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The impact of high staff turnover can reverberate throughout a senior living company—from costing providers millions of dollars to affecting crucial relationships between caregivers and residents. While many companies focus on helping staff maintain and develop new technical skills, little is done to promote team building and further develop leadership skills among executive staff, LeeAnn Mallory, a leadership and organizational development consultant for Presbyterian Communities and Services (PC&S), tells SHN. “There is not a long history in the culture of senior housing and…
  • Ventas Reveals Details, Launch Date for Spin-Off

    Tim Mullaney
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) announced firm plans on Thursday for completing the spin-off of a new pure-play skilled nursing real estate investment trust, Care Capital Properties (CCP), further confirming what its leading executives said on a recent call with analysts. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust’s board of directors has approved the spin-off, and Ventas has declared a record date of August 10, 2015 for the related stock distribution. The dividend distribution will involve one share of CCP common stock for every four shares of Ventas common stock held at the close of business…
  • CCRC, Nursing Care Spending to Hit $275 Billion In Next Decade

    Tim Mullaney
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Spending on continuing care retirement communities and nursing facilities is projected to accelerate in the next decade, hitting nearly $275 billion by 2024, according to data released this week. That amount represents consumers’ out-of-pocket spending as well as expenditures from private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other insurance programs and other third-party payers. It was calculated for the annual National Health Expenditure report from the Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing care facility and CCRC spending for this year is…
  • In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/30/15)

    Jason Oliva
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    (Ventana by Buckner – Photo courtesy of Buckner Retirement Services) Construction: Planned Buckner Senior Living Reveals Renderings of Dallas High-Rise CCRC Texas-based Buckner Senior Living, a not-for-profit organization that is part of Buckner International, recently revealed new renderings of its latest project: a high-rise continuing care retirement community (CCRC) called Ventana by Buckner. Scheduled to break ground in 2016, Buckner has already opened the Information Center for the 189-apartment community to be located in Dallas’ Park Cities area. Following its March 2014…
  • Will Demographics Lead to Short-Term Decline in Senior Living Demand?

    Elizabeth Ecker
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Senior living developers and operators are preparing for a population boom that will drive demand for senior housing going forward. With baby boomers still years away from moving into senior living communities in large numbers, building trends today are still well ahead of that particular population curve. Yet, other age cohorts will lead to demand swings in the meantime, says Beth Mace, chief economist at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC). Mace recently examined some of those other age cohorts as they relate to senior housing demand in the coming years. Based…
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    Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plans & Resources

  • You Chose Your Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plans, Now what?

    Tom Bills
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Buying floor plans for an in-law suite is an exciting and important first step in creating a multi-generational home. The design process is full of essential questions about what the space needs and what the space will look like. However, once the plans are in hand, the decision-making process is not over. In fact, in order to complete your vision for a complete in-law suite, the process has really just begun. Next Steps After Choosing A Floor Plan With all this, your floor plans are a comprehensive starting point. To bring the plans to fruition, however, it is critical to look into the…
  • The First Stage of Successful Aging in Place

    Tom Bills
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Aging in place is the goal of many senior citizens. After all, very few people look forward to spending the last few days of their lives in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospital. However, aging in place doesn’t just happen. It must be carefully planned and arranged. The first stage of making arrangements for your loved one to remain in place as he or she ages is to look forward into the future. This might involve asking some personal questions. Your loved one may get upset with you and insist that he or she will manage just fine. Do not back off. Your loved one may not…
  • Three Steps for Successful Aging in Place

    Tom Bills
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    The Parents of “Baby Boomers” are Living Longer We are living in a time where there are more elderly people around us than ever. The parents of our “baby boomers” are now living longer lives. In many cases where the care of our elderly is concerned, most would rather spend their aging years at home or “age in place”. This is a term used when referring to them living at their home of many years or in an environment not equipped for healthcare, such as assisted living and independent living facilities. Most seniors have a strong desire to remain in their…
  • Elevators for Mother In-Law Suites

    Tom Bills
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    It is becoming increasingly more popular to move in-laws into your home to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable place to live as they age. Aging loved ones who own their own home usually have accessibility issue. If they are challenged by climbing stairs, a residential elevator may be the solution to make the designated space accessible for everyone. Here are some tips that you need to address to ensure that the purchase and installation of an elevator in your home will solve the accessibility difficulty for everyone. Using an Existing Closet The perfect solution would be the use of…
  • Eye Opening Alzheimers Videos That Could Change Your Life

    Tom Bills
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    The holiday season has begun. I hope that your holidays will be bright and happy. If you have a loved one you are caring for with Alzheimer’s disease I wish you a new found hope of care and compassion after reading this article and watching the videos, I believe it could be life changing and at the least very eye-opening. I have a suggestion for you, as a caregiver, to take a few moments and watch an amazing concept that can be adopted for home therapy for an aging loved one. The video is titled “ Shifting the Perception of Alzheimer’s Disease and Creating Positive Outcomes (Kim…
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    Senior Care Corner

  • Fitness Trackers and Health Wearables – Good Fit Your Senior?

    Kathy Birkett
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Does a senior you know and love use a fitness tracking device? If not, do they want to try one or is someone urging them to adopt one to get valuable medical data? Seniors are being spotted every day using one brand or another of wearable device. You can see them at the store, beauty salon or church sporting the devices. Recently I spoke with a senior who just started wearing a fitness band as part of her doctor’s treatment plan. She told me how she was using it and learning about the app in a health class. She wasn’t comfortable with the app or how to input or extract the information…
  • Grieving Family Caregivers Benefit From Bereavement Services

    Kathy Birkett
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Family caregivers who care lovingly for senior loved ones will eventually face their end of life. They will enter into a period of grief which will take time to process and heal. We will never forget those that we lose but instead remember their influences and impact on our own lives. Our senior loved ones have shaped us in one way or another. As we cared for our loved ones, we had the opportunity to form an even stronger bond with them. Unfortunately this often makes their loss more difficult to accept. One way our healing can be supported is through bereavement counseling. What is…
  • Choosing the Right Nursing Home – Family Caregiver Advocate Interview on the Senior Care Corner® Show

    Barry Birkett
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Choosing the right nursing home to be the next home for a senior loved one is a stressful process for family caregivers. Not only is the whole concept — that the senior’s needs are greater than can be met at home — often difficult for everyone to accept, but how does one decide which senior living facility will be best? Making a plan and following the right process, both before and after a nursing home move, can help ensure the decision is the right one for the senior loved one and the rest of the family. In this episode of the Senior Care Corner Show, we bring you…
  • Insights of Seniors and Professionals on the United States of Aging

    Kathy Birkett
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:32 pm
    As our population ages, our communities are helping to provide services desired by seniors and family caregivers to improve their quality of life as they age. In order to continue to improve programs and services and help caregivers meet the needs of seniors, we need to understand their viewpoints and what they feel is important for them to age successfully. One way we can better understand aging issues and strive to improve our support of these issues is to ask them. This is the fourth year that the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, The National Council on Aging and United…
  • Fitness Activities to Help Seniors Achieve Successful Aging in Place

    Kathy Birkett
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    We often discuss how vital it is to be (or become) physically active, no matter one’s age, to achieve healthy aging. Our senior loved ones can improve functional status, reduce the risk of falls with injury, and increase the level of their socialization when they participate in physical activity with others, whether it’s done with a friend or as part of a formal program. Physical activity is so important to our seniors’ health it was included as a key pillar at the White House Conference on Aging and the month of September has been designated Go4Life month,…
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  • Hitting the Biomedical Wall

    Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging Contributor
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    This short and not-too-sweet post is an addendum to my guest editorial that was published here in McKnight’s on Friday, July 24th.
  • The Real Deal

    Martin Bayne, ChangingAging Contributor
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    I was interviewed last week by Richard Garcia, a freelance journalist, for a feature story in the Christian Science Monitor.
  • Hello, Richard

    Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging Contributor
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:28 pm
    “Hello. My name is Richard, and I have dementia, probably of the Alzheimer’s type.” These are the words Dr. Richard Taylor used to open each of his presentations, as he enlightened the world about the lived experience of changing cognitive ability. Richard passed away at his home on July 25th, due to cancer.
  • Ripening

    David Goff, ChangingAging Contributor
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    The idea that I am being ripened, that I could be the seed pod for some, as yet undefined, new life form, intrigues me.
  • Join the Pioneer Network Conference Livestream

    Kavan Peterson, Editor,
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Can't make the 2015 Pioneer Network Conference in Chicago? Tune-in via livestream video August 3-4 for select education sessions brought to you by ChangingAging with support from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
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    Concierge Care

  • Do you ever ask yourself….Should my Parents be Driving?

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    There comes a time for many of us (more than ever in history, actually, as people live longer and longer) to transition from the child to the “parent” with their mother, father or both. This journey will not be easy for anyone but it will be rewarding. Along the way, there will be points at which you need to “put your foot down” or set boundaries. Freedoms like living alone, being able to work or even do certain household tasks, over time, will be denied to them. Unfortunately, elderly parents with children who are not vocal enough about safety issues often die… in house fires, from…
  • How to Step into the Caregiver Role with your Parents

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Obviously our Concierge Care team would love to step in and help with in home caregiver services right now but we know and support that this need may come in time.   Prior to that need the children of seniors can be the absolute best caregivers as long as they have the bandwidth to do it well. At some point, it is likely that your parents will need help with their daily activities. Because people are living longer and longer, adult children are becoming more and more likely to end up in a caregiver role to a parent or loved one than ever before. If this is the case for you, you should…
  • 4 Ways to Deal with Caregiver’s Guilt

    16 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    If you are a caregiver to an elderly loved one, let’s start by saying that you are amazing. It is a tough job and to do it with patience and grace is truly a gift to your family member or friend. Pat yourself on the back. Now, admit it. You are racked with guilt about your parent or loved one. You question every decision that you make. You lose sleep and stress yourself into body aches and migraines. OK, hopefully it is not quite that bad but caregiver’s guilt is a real phenomenon that needs to be addressed and self-care and a sense of self-worth are essential. In this article we will…
  • Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: The Basics

    14 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Alzheimer’s is tough. It is tough for your loved one. It is probably even tougher for you.  There are, however, ways to make the burden a little smaller and the emotional toll a little less devastating. While no one can tell you how exactly to deal with the disease or its effects on your family, we can give you some basic tips so that you can take the very best of your loved one possible. 1. Exercise Seniors should be exercising (link to exercise article?) and staying in shape as they age. If one lets oneself go as they age, they will likely succumb to illness, or even death, as their…
  • Caregiver Quiz: Are you Taking Time for YOU?

    9 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    Caregiver Quiz: Are you Taking Time for YOU?    If we don’t care for ourselves then we cannot be of service to those we love. If we don’t care for ourselves then we cannot be of service to those we love.  Caregiver’s guilt can make you feel that you are last priority or that your needs don’t matter. However, that just isn’t the case. You do deserve time to yourself to get happy, relax, refresh and self-evaluate. All of those things can only make you a better caregiver and companion to the elderly person that you love so dearly. Take our short quiz to decide if you are making…
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    Freedom Home Care

  • Memory Tests Could Indicate Alzheimer’s Years in Advance

    Freedom Home Care
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Surprisingly, many people don’t realize that one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s are low scores on memory tests. It could be a mental aptitude test taken prior to being hired for a job, or maybe even a reading comprehension test for a college course. According to recent studies, consistent, incorrect answers or mistakes made on tests like these are a good indicator of progressive brain disease.  What’s even more important is that the results of these memory tests could serve as a warning sign up to 18 years before the disease is even diagnosed. Currently, there’s…
  • Senior Living Made Easy: Interview with Jacqueline Trotter Lotzof, JTL Brokerage & Construction

    Freedom Home Care
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    We recently sat down with Jacqueline Trotter Lotzof,  senior care industry expert and former VP of Business Development and Marketing at Freedom Home Care. She has since moved on to a professional career in the brokerage and construction industry, and we had the opportunity to speak to her about her expertise, her passions, and how she can educate consumers senior living made easy. How do you focus on helping seniors with your brokerage / remodeling services? While working with seniors for 6 years and spending a significant amount of time in their homes, I gained a very good…
  • Talking To College Students Is Good for Older Adults

    Freedom Home Care
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    It is perhaps a well-known fact that storytelling and sharing from one generation to another is good for everyone, young and old. But a new study has put it to the test, and has found that it is especially good for older adults on multiple levels – mentally, emotionally, and physically. The study focused on writing workshops for older adults living at home and in retirement communities. These workshops were conducted in group settings where adults were prompted to write “life reviews,” a form of memoir and personal writing. Thirty-nine seniors were randomly assigned to two…
  • Links Found Between Air Pollution and Degenerative Brain Diseases

    Freedom Home Care
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    The latest research indicates yet more reasons to go green — namely because not doing so could cost us our mental health. Air pollution has now been linked with degenerative cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The immense number of cars on the road with inefficient combustion infuses the air we breathe with fine and ultrafine particles — specks of waste at least 36 times finer than a grain of sand, often riddled with toxic combinations of sulfate, nitrate and ammonium ions, hydrocarbons, and heavy metals. We have long known that these tiny particles cause and…
  • Join Us In Celebrating and Extending the Reach of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

    Freedom Home Care
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month? Don’t worry if you didn’t, we understand! With many high-profile campaigns being mounted on behalf of undoubtedly deserving causes lately, suddenly popping up into the public eye and often seemingly disappearing almost as quickly, it can sometimes be tough to keep track of exactly where and how to stay in touch with the causes that really matter to you. This month, Freedom Home Care would like to take the excellent opportunity to see Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month not only as a short-term effort to raise…
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  • Preventing Heat Stroke

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Baby Boomers, For most of you reading this article we are in the throes of mid-summer heat waves. For some of you the "dog days" of summer may last a month or maybe even two. in Arizona the peak of summer lasts from May through September.  I'm not kidding.  Even though we live in a virtual furnace and fancy ourselves professionals at staying cool and burn-free, we still need to be extra cautious in mid summer.  Sometimes month long stretches of 100+ temperatures can melt our brains and make us do things we normally wouldn't if we had any common sense left. For instance,…
  • Free Credit Report

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Baby Boomers, Did you know, as a citizen of the United States, you have the right to receive a FREE credit report from That's Right !!! If you do a quick "Google" search you will quickly discover there are thousands of internet sites that provide you with your credit score for a fee.   For a fee?  Why pay a fee?  It's your credit score right? Well let me tell you folks, by law, you also have the right to FREE credit reports from or by calling 877-322-8228, which is the authorized source under Federal Law for free credit…
  • Choose the Right Sunscreen - Part 2

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Baby Boomers....... We come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, constitutions, muscularity, complexions, skin tones and levels of hardiness.  Some of you do well in the sun and may even flourish in it.  Others can be strongly affected by the UV rays after only a short stay outside. Yesterday, we talked a little about why baby boomers need sunscreen to block the UVA and UVB rays and the basics of SPF  in making your product selections.   The bottom line is that selecting the proper sunscreen can be a chore. Before diving into the sea of choices let me make it completely clear…
  • Choose the Right Sunscreen 

    14 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Baby Boomers........ Do you remember the song “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas? Sure you do. “Callin' out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the street. Oh it doesn't matter what you wear, just as long as you are there” It’s a great song but I beg of you don’t listen to what the words are telling you.  Yes, it’s summertime but if you are going to be out in the street dancing then please take some precautions. Wear some sunscreen people……and…
  • Are You a "Plugged In" Boomer?

    9 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am is "Plugged In" Baby Boomers, Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend 2 hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average. Who would have thought? Do you have a Google+ and/or Facebook profile? I bet you do. Once thought to be the bastion of the fast paced youth of what I like to call the "microwave" generation, Twitter is quickly becoming second nature to…
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    Senior Travel, Womens Forum, Grandchildren, Retirement | Sixty and Me

  • The Secret to Being Fearless in Your 60s Is… (Video)

    Margaret Manning
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Because we have experienced the fragility of life that we understand how tenuous and precious it can be. Sometimes our gentle souls, holding a lifetime of experience, make us fearful and even timid. But, this doesn’t have to be the case! What are we afraid of? We fear the unknown and how to deal with not being always in control. We fear that our social value will decrease as our roles shift. We fear death and do everything we can to protect everyone from its reality but ourselves. We are afraid to ask for help. Being fearless after 60 takes conscious effort. What are your greatest fears now…
  • Retiring Abroad – 7 Reasons Women Are Getting the Heck Out of Dodge and Seeking Their Dreams Overseas

    Jet Metier
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    What do you do when you want something more and different than you’re getting in your home country? For an increasing number of 60+ women, the answer is to move overseas. According to the data we collected through our website, Best Places in the World to Retire, there can be a better life out there, if you are willing to uproot and reinvent yourself as an expat in Belize, Nicaragua or Panama. The following are seven smart and reasonable aims these women happily pursued in these small Central American countries...Read More
  • Where Are All the Good Men Over 60? Practical Dating Advice for Finding Someone Special

    Margaret Manning
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    If you are looking to develop a relationship with a man in your sixties, you have to know where to look. They are not hiding, but they are certainly are not going to come knocking on your door. Interesting men are out in the world doing interesting things, not waiting patiently for you to appear in their lives. So, the secret is to do those things that you love, knowing that the men you will meet there at a minimum like doing what you do. It’s a place to start. Failing that direct approach, here are a few other ideas for finding these mysterious older men.Read More
  • 5 Unexpected Benefits of Yoga for Women Over 60, Based on My Own Experience

    Perley-Ann Friedman
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Years ago, I did yoga weekly, at a local yoga studio, but, it was such a hassle getting there in rush hour traffic. So, I started going less and less, always finding a good excuse to skip the session. About a year later I started to feel pretty crappy. I was having difficulty sleeping and was irritable. My days seemed somewhat stressful and I was feeling rather sad. I thought it was aging. When my doctor told me I was fine, I knew my body was trying to tell me something. I had to make a change, so I decided to get back into yoga...Read More
  • How to Plan Your Elderly Care if You Don’t Have Children or a Spouse

    Carol Marak
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    One question that many people ask themselves as they get a little older is, “Who will care for me when I’m old?” People with children do not want to be a burden – and they didn’t have a family for the sake of being taken care of later in life. But, in a sense, children still are a good insurance policy...Read More
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    Financial Engines

  • Financial Engines Market Watch Q2: June 2015 Dampens the Second Quarter

    Christopher Jones
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Both domestic and international equity markets started the quarter strongly, but were tamed by a challenging final month. The S&P 500 fell over 1.9% in June, and returned just 0.3% for the quarter. The smaller company stocks represented by the S&P Small Cap 600 experienced a similar quarter, returning just 0.2%. Internationally, equity markets started the quarter strongly but finished poorly. Economic and political challenges in Europe – particularly in Greece – once again dominated headlines and investor sentiment. The MSCI Europe, Australasia, and Far East (EAFE) index…
  • Financial Engines Provides Testimony in Support of the DOL’s Conflict of Interest Rule

    Mike Jurs
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    Putting our customers’ best interests first has always been a founding principle at Financial Engines. So you won’t be surprised to hear that we are strong supporters of the proposed Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule. We continue to be actively engaged in the debate about the new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). We recently took two important steps to show our support for the proposed rule. First, we submitted a comment letter to the DOL, which lays out our general endorsement of the proposal and offers a few suggestions for improvement. We strongly believe…
  • The Financial Engines Stoplight: Understanding the Metaphor

    Jennifer Carole
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    If you are eligible for Financial Engines services, you’ve likely seen our stoplights – our metaphor for helping you quickly visualize where you stand when it comes to your retirement savings. The first place you’ll see it is on your Retirement Evaluation and then again when you jump onto your online account. The stoplight metaphor was created to help you understand how well you are utilizing your 401(k) plan – especially when it comes to retirement income, risk and diversification, company stock and saving. While the colors might seem obvious, there are rules behind…
  • Financial Engines Advantage: Your Retirement Checkup is a Great Way to Evaluate How You’re Doing

    Jennifer Carole
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Did you know, if you have access to Financial Engines, you can request a Retirement Checkup? Our Retirement Checkup is a simple and effective phone consultation with a Financial Engines Advisor focused on helping you update your Retirement Plan. The service was created in 2008 when the markets were in flux and many investors weren’t sure how to best invest for their future. Since then, the checkup has been an effective tool for realigning individual portfolios – especially important before, during and after significant life events. Near-retirees need extra help getting ready for…
  • Today! Financial Engines Participating in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

    Mike Jurs
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Every ten years since the 1960’s, the White House hosts a Conference on Aging on issues facing older Americans. This decade’s conference is being broadcast live today, and we’re honored to be participating. The conference will address issues like retirement security, healthy aging, long-term services and supports and elder justice. You can participate in the conference by finding a local watch party In addition to sharing ideas, the Conference provides an interesting statistical profile of older Americans that includes how elders are living, their finances, health, access to medical…
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    The UpGraded Senior

  • 77 Year Old Bodybuilder

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    This woman looks fabulous (notice I didn’t say “for her age”) and she is amazingly fit.  What’s more, she is an inspiration to us all.  Thank you Ernestine Shepherd. The post 77 Year Old Bodybuilder appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • World’s Oldest Marathoner

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    I’ve run a few marathons, so on this one, I speak with authority.  Marathons are hard – very hard, even when you are young. So here I sit thinking about getting back to running after a long layoff, and wondering if I’m too old to run any more.  I do have that hip that sometimes… The post World’s Oldest Marathoner appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • 96 Year Old Yoga Teacher

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    When I hear some of my contemporaries in their 60s and 70s complaining that they have gotten too old to be active, etc., etc., I always suggest that they spend some time with our Superstars.  Here’s the next one. Tao Porchon-Lynch is a 96 year old active yoga teacher, who’s been teaching yoga for 56… The post 96 Year Old Yoga Teacher appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • The Amazing Story of Cliff Young

    25 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    This is truly the story of an UpGraded Senior Superstar – one named Cliff Young.  Cliff entered (and won) the Sydney to Melbourne run in Australia (544 miles) at age 61.  Oh, and he broke the record for the run in the process by almost two days. Not that it matters, but he ran without… The post The Amazing Story of Cliff Young appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • Kayaking on the Alafia River

    1 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    Yep, that’s your UpGrading Senior-in-Chief and his rubber ducky paddling on the Alafia River near its mouth in Riverview, Florida.  Another UpGraded Experience in the bag! The post Kayaking on the Alafia River appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
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    Steveso Thinks

  • Happy Fourth of July

    Steve Sovie
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
            In the past month we have seen a great deal of bigotry and hate unleashed in this country by some of our politicians and a small but boisterous segment of our society mainly directed at Blacks, Hispanics and gay people. Even when the question of same sex marriages was definitely settled by the Supreme Court these same people threatened to defy the Court's ruling and even threaten violence. Racists and bigots have come to rally around the Confederate flag, which has become a symbol of racism and violence while proclaiming  their First Amendment…
  • 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…
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    The Senior List

  • Fall Prevention: Advice from an expert and Infographic

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    We review medical alert systems that boast automatic fall detection capabilities notifying caregivers, family, or emergency services in the case of a fall.  In a perfect world however, there would be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Walmart’s Oldest Employee Turns 103

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    If you had a crystal ball and could look into your future, what would you be doing if you could see yourself alive and well at the ripe old age of 103?  If you said “working” you’d... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • McDonald’s Senior Discounts

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    As many of you know, The Senior List publishes the biggest list of senior discounts on the web.  We receive a lot of local feedback regarding McDonald’s restaurants and thought we’d... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 New Studies Show Impact Of Exercise On Alzheimer’s Disease

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    On Thursday the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) reported that 3 new (randomized controlled) trials demonstrated the positive impact aerobic exercise plays in patients... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ALZ.ORG: 10 Ways To Love Your Brain

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    There was a great deal of positive news reported at The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) last week.  Among many topics discussed, 3 studies demonstrated the positive impact... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Failure to Communicate

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate:” The last thing you want hear when you’re a patient. InnovAge’s Dr. Mary Tuuk explores the importance of communication in Today’s Geriatric Medicine magazine: “We have more options than ever to help… Continue reading →
  • Potbellied-pigs Waddle with Love

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Wednesday Wellness: Potbellied-pig duo Boris and Pumba call on Alzheimer’s disease patients for laughs, love, therapy.Filed under: Aging Tagged: Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, InnovAge, Pot-bellied Pig, Therapy
  • Nursing Homes Costs Skyrocket, Adult Day Program Alternative

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Nursing homes are an expensive—starting at approximately $84,000 a year—for those who need services. But we’ve found many older adults may not need the intensive services provided by a nursing home. For example, only 10% of the older adults who… Continue reading →
  • Albuquerque Crusin’ Big Dogs Take it to the Hoop!

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Watch these Albuquerque women–the Albuquerque Crusin’ Big Dogs–take it to the hoop! They just won Gold at the National Senior Games​!  Filed under: Aging Tagged: Aging, Aging Well, Albuquerque, Basketball, Excercise, Hoops, National Senior Games, New Mexico, Sports
  • Older Adults and Mental Illness: Assessment and Approach

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Older adults, like the rest of the population, often suffer from mental health challenges. The CDC says about 20% of older adults have a mental health concerns. The first step in getting older adults help is a mental health assessment,… Continue reading →
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    Nana's Buzz

  • Mind Your Brain Health: Dehydration

    18 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Consider these facts: #1  The human brain is 85% water. #2  As we age, we tend to lose our natural thirst. #  The brains of people with Alzheimer’s appear shrunken relative to healthy brains. Could these three facts be related?  Could the answer to the question of maintaining our brain health be simply: DRINK MORE WATER?  I recently read an article that cited a study comparing thirst in young people to that of older adults.  Both groups were deprived of water for an extended period.  When they were then given water, the young people were very thirsty and hydrated quickly.  The…
  • The Beauty of Aging

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:44 pm
      I just had a birthday . . . a big one.  A friend called it a “speed limit ” birthday.  I like thinking of it that way . . . it could be 55, 60, 65 or 70.  I anticipated having a problem with a big birthday but it’s actually been fine.  There’s so much written about aging and boomers these days and all that they can accomplish and how 60 is the new 40 and so on. I’m always seeing photos of “seniors” who I think have such beauty.  Sometimes it’s surface beauty and sometimes it comes from inside with the strength and wisdom of age…
  • Fostering a Love of Music – Part 2

    7 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    How many times have you heard an adult say (maybe you have even said it yourself): “I took (insert instrument) lessons for a couple of years in elementary school but I didn’t like it and then I quit.  I wish that I had stayed with it.”  The parents, myself included, worn down by the constant struggle over practicing and with some incomplete understanding of self-actualization, gave in and gave up the lessons. Then there is the “tiger mom” Amy Chua who was so determined that her daughters would play at Carnegie Hall that she denied her daughters sleepovers,…
  • Fostering a Love of Music – Part 1

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    A friend stopped by my home for the first time recently and commented: “Quite a musical family.”  I realized that she might have been prompted to say that because, in our small living room, are a full-size electronic piano keyboard, a cello, and 2 acoustic guitars. I do place a high value on the role of music, listening to it or creating it, in one’s life: its ability to soothe in times of stress, and to give pleasure to oneself and to others.  For most people who manage to achieve some level of proficiency with an instrument, including the human voice, it comes only with…
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