Dealing with the Emotional Side of Aging

Last week, I took my grandmother out so she could shop for a few essentials. Afterwards, we went out to lunch, then headed to the cemetery to visit her husband’s (my grandfather’s) grave. She never learned to drive, ...

 
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How to… Age in Place, Simply: An Interview with Author Rachel Adelson

“Aging brings change, but that doesn’t mean it brings disability.”

This tenet runs throughout a new book called Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style. Its author, Rachel Adelson, bases most of her age-in-place advice on ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 3/20/13 Recap: Stigmas, Stereotypes and Language

During this Wednesday's live Twitter forum, 57 participants were buzzing about the right and wrong ways to reference older adults and aging.

One of my top peeves is when speakers, journalists and others refer to an Alzheimer’s patient instead of ...

 
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Report Reveals Seniors Are Optimistic About Aging

The Revera Report on Happiness is out, and its foundational finding is this: “You don’t just get wiser with age...The older you get, the happier and more optimistic you are about aging.” Produced in partnership with The International ...

 
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How to… Keep Your Brain Sharp (No Matter What Your Age)

There isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s (yet), but the research seems to be getting closer. In the meantime, here’s how to protect and nurture that so-called gray matter. Bear in mind: you don’t have to be ...

 
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Golf Courses to Help Seniors Stay Home?

Yes, staying active keeps you healthy and independent, but it’s more than just playing golf that may help keep seniors at home.

This recent article from the DC Streets Blog outlines a proposal for transforming massive golf courses throughout ...

 
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If a 101-Year-Old Can Run a Marathon, What’s Stopping You?

A bright yellow shirt and turban, black running pants with neon stripes, and candy apple red sneakers. That’s what 101-year-old Fauja Singh wore when he ran the London Marathon and set a record as the world’s oldest man ...

 
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Why We Need Age-Friendly Communities, and How We Get Them

AARP is on the move, and they want age-friendly communities. This Huff/Post50 interview with Amy Levner (AARP’s manager of education on livable communities) may be from last spring, but the message is just as timely as ever -- ...

 
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New Tool Reports on Aging Issues from Australia to Zimbabwe

In the US, we hear most often about the needs of seniors in the US alone. Although the needs of our country’s seniors are great (hunger, dementia, elder abuse), what about the aging population around the world?

Enter Global ...

 
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Making Senior Living Design More Distinctive

The words senior living tend to conjure a certain image, and one that would come to the minds of most: a sprawling, brand new building with immaculate landscaping, perhaps a fountain out front.

Leslie Moldow expands on this theme in ...

 
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