#ElderCareChat 12/17/14 Recap: Finding the Joy in Growing Older

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 54 new and returning participants discussed what they look forward to most about growing older, who their “positive aging” role models are, what they fear about aging, the benefits of longevity, and more. It was an ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 9/3/14 Recap: Managing Aging Declines

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 57 new and returning participants talked about the grief, challenges and even opportunities associated with the declines of aging — both for the caregiver and the caree. You can review this week’s questions in this Storify ...

 
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Watch Your Back: Help for Heavy Lifting Tasks

When younger, I regularly lifted weights and considered myself fairly strong. But as I recently lugged five 40-pound bags of water softener salt to my basement, it was a sorry reminder that this aging body isn’t up to the ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 5/7/14 Recap: International Perspectives on Elder Care

During Wednesday’s live discussion (which trended on Twitter!), 45 new and returning participants dialogued about international perspectives on elder care. We were pleased to have attendees from the UK and Canada to share some local and regional insights on unique ...

 
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Survey Says U.S. Not Worried about Senior Population Growth

There’s been much speculation about how the growing senior population numbers will affect us. Will there be enough economic resources to sustain this huge shift? Will there be sufficient services, like adequate healthcare, to accommodate a graying demographic with ...

 
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The Global AgeWatch Index: A Tool for Measuring Quality of Care

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On October 1, HelpAge International launched the Global AgeWatch Index, which “ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring.” According to HelpAge.org, four ...

 
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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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Arts Colonies for Seniors

Today’s senior housing offers a lot more than just puzzles and pinochle. Now, seniors who want to flex their creative muscles well into their golden years can take advantage of arts colonies cropping up across California – and hopefully soon ...

 
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National Survey Reveals What Seniors Want

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What do seniors want? And what does our country need to meet their demands? The National Council on Aging (NCOA) partnered with UnitedHealthcare and USA Today to examine ...

 
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Do Seniors Need More Vaccines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual report on healthy aging, and the news is mostly good. Seniors met all the target scores related to health behaviors, such as taking medication for high blood pressure. ...

 
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