Health and Fitness Opportunities in Senior Living

Tai chi. Zumba. Synchronized swimming. Yoga. Just because you’re in a senior living community doesn’t mean chair exercises are the only way to stay active and fit. The type of group exercise programs and personal fitness opportunities available ...

 
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How to Start an Oral History Project in Assisted Living

In this EldercareABC blog post, Sarah Jennings tells us why oral history projects are of value, both for seniors at home and in assisted living. Jennings, a caregiver who writes for Brookdale Senior Living and works on the Veterans History ...

 
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#ElderCareChat to Cover Scam Prevention for Seniors and Caregivers

Medicare fraud, group and individual investment schemes, identity theft cases, counterfeit prescription drug sales. These are a few of the scams targeting today’s seniors; this page from the FBI website outlines each one in detail.

Getting to know what’...

 
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Road Trip, Independent Living Style

It’s not uncommon to see a large bus parked outside of many independent living communities. These vehicles are usually devoted to recreational travel and entertainment for residents: day trips to the beach, shopping, dining, concerts and shows, museums, historic ...

 
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Around the World in Eldercare: The United Nations OEWG on Ageing

In late August, organizations and individuals from all over the world gathered in New York for the Third Session of the OEWG (Open-Ended Working Group) on Ageing.

Established in December 2010 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the group ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 9/19/12 Recap: Mythbusters, Eldercare Style

Bugaboo.

This word, which had been mentioned in a previous chat by one of our regular participants, inspired the topic for this week’s #ElderCareChat.

Defined by Merriam-Webster as “an imaginary object of fear” or “something that causes fear or ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 8/12/11 Recap: Why We Love Elders

Since our inaugural forum in November 2010, the #ElderCareChat following has gained tremendous momentum.  We’re thrilled to announce that our most recent discussion – held on Wednesday, August 10th – had 84 participants! Thank you to all who attended, and especially to those ...

 
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New Trend in Senior Homes: Shared Interests, Shared Space

Driven by the nearly 78 million baby boomers, a new trend is emerging among senior homes: niche communities, known by industry professionals as “affinity” retirement communities, tailor their surroundings and services to seniors who share commonalities in interests, traits, or hobbies.

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