Preparing for Senior Care Conversations During the Holidays: Part 1

Go to any major department store and you’ll know the holidays are coming, quickly. If you’re also among the thousands of sandwich generation adults -- caring for children and aging parents -- your stress level is already elevated, ...

 
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Want Healthy Aging? 93-Year-Old Doctor Recommends Two Things

No matter where you live during your retirement years, Dr. Charles Eugster, age 93, prescribes two simple things for a long, healthy life: work and exercise. His vision is to “prevent impending disaster by encouraging people to be more active, particularly ...

 
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Seniors Want to Stay At Home

This may or may not come as a surprise to you: assisted living is not where seniors want to spend their later years.

Last week, we shared the news of an inaugural United States of Aging survey, conducted by the ...

 
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Active Adult Communities & The New Consumer of Retirement Living

A few Sundays ago, I spent the afternoon at an open house event in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, about a half hour from where I live. The event was to promote a new active adult/55+ community, built by a Pennsylvania-based developer, Traditions of America.

There were a number of activities offered that day: seminars on selling your home, prize giveaways/contests, chair massages, hard-hat tours, and more.

I hopped on the ...

 
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The Future of the ‘Burbs: Retirement Havens

Forget the snowbird phenomenon. The trend of retirees migrating to Florida when the weather is cold and returning to their home in the North at the first sign of spring will probably become the exception rather than the rule in the next few years. Instead, retirees will be flocking to the suburbs, according to a new book. William H. Hudnut, the book's author, surmises that "Between now and 2030, the over-65 ...

 
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Retire with Some “Green” in Your Life

Perhaps the latest trend in senior living is the building of "greener" communities. La Posada, a large not-for-profit provider based in the Green Valley area of Southern Arizona, is expanding their campus to include an independent living community, and they are committed to "green" building for this and future projects. An extensive list of the "green" amenities to be enjoyed in the Park Centre homes include: EnergyStar appliances, dual-flush toilets, ...

 
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