Multigenerational Living Trend Continues

Several of my friends are living in multigenerational households. Some of their arrangements are by design and others a result of unplanned life events. Whether it’s a college-aged child moving home to save money while job-hunting, a senior choosing ...

 
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States and Cities That Are Kinder To Seniors’ Budgets

The media uses many different words or phrases to describe boomers and seniors making major changes in later life – “downsizing,” “re-imagining,” or “starting the third chapter.” Driven by the need for change, a new lifestyle or making financial adjustments to ...

 
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Medical Marijuana Use and Seniors

The recent legalization of marijuana in several U.S. states has put more focus on this drug and the far-reaching consequences of its use. One of the most significant aspects of marijuana is the “medicalization” of marijuana or cannabis. While ...

 
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Top Five Factors Consumers Look For in Senior Living

With so many senior living choices available, how do you pick the right place for you or a loved one? Aside from the level of care required from a facility and individual site preferences, what aspects are the most important ...

 
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Crowdfunding Debuts as Senior Housing Development Option

The concept of crowdsourcing is not new. But crowdsourcing senior living? Indeed, it's the newest thing on the block.
 
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Arts Partnerships Connect Senior Communities

You may remember the 2012 movie, “Quartet,” about a home for retired musicians. The residence celebrates Verdi’s birthday every October with a concert and with the arrival of a well-known “diva,” disruptive drama ensues. The film showcases seniors with musical ...

 
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“Golden-Girls” Style Senior Living for Women

Having roommates is normal for those in their twenties and early thirties, but older adults aren’t usually looking to share living space with people who are not romantic partners or family members. But with the growing, aging population, there ...

 
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Senior Living Embraces Farm-to-Table Dining Approach

Eating “local,” courtesy of regional farms, suppliers, and nearby farmer’s markets has been one of the biggest recent movements in the food industry. It’s not unusual to see which local beef farmer provided the steak on your restaurant ...

 
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Desirable Senior Living Design Trends for 2014

The  senior living industry has been striving to present innovative design ideas to an ever-increasingly discriminating older adult consumer. Focusing on gourmet-level healthy food options, wellness initiatives, and flexible living layouts, the housing market for seniors is responding to changing ...

 
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At Home, In Senior Living: Enjoying the Holidays

Many families are celebrating Christmas today, but some will be doing so with a heavy heart.

Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's, mobility challenges, or other illnesses and disorders are likely worn out and in need of rest, but will ...

 
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