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Aging in Place

Old Year's Resolutions

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 01.05.2017 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

This article was originally published on Voices of Aging. Throughout my adult life, I have had a problem with the notion of New Year's resolutions. W...

Age Friendliness on Our Minds

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 12.10.2016 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

This article was originally published on Voices of Aging. The notions of age-friendliness are on the minds of people in my community. I feel it as I ...

What is "Olding?"

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 11.30.2016 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

This article was originally published on the Voices of Aging Blog. I have never been quite comfortable with the term "aging," at least in the context...

Age-friendliness in Communities

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 11.30.2016 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

This article was originally published on Voices of Aging. The concepts behind the age-friendliness and livability movement are taking hold in communi...

Ideas for Serving Your Aging Community

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

This article was originally featured on In my last posting (What's all this about Livability and Age-friendliness, May 2016) I t...

3 Steps To Transforming Your Home To Earn Some Cash

Kari Henley | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty
Kari Henley

As we get older, freshening up our living space is energizing, but it also becomes important to look at our home as either something that is dragging us down, or something that supports changing needs.

What's all this about Livability and Age-friendliness

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

More and more I hear talk about "Livable" and "Age-friendly" communities. I see these terms in newspapers, web-sites, blogs, and presentations. For ma...

Empty-Nest Conundrum: To Stay Put or Downsize When Kids Fly?

John F. Sweeney | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

My parents are thrilled to live in the house where my sisters and I grew up. I enjoy visiting them and look forward to a time when my kids, as grownups, will come home to enjoy a place that's familiar and inviting. But where will that be? I've started to wonder.

Aging in Place in an Uber Economy - Is It Safe?

Anthony Cirillo | Posted 03.18.2016 | Fifty
Anthony Cirillo

Ripped from the headlines - February 22 - Kalamazoo, Mich. - an Uber taxi driver goes on a killing spree. On the same day in another city, a pedestri...

'Aging In Place' With Alzheimer's in Assisted Living Residences

Allan S. Vann | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

As Clare's needs for care increased due to worsening anxiety and confusion in recent months, I had to agree to hire a PDA ... personal daily aide ... in order for her to remain at her ALR. I was told that her ALR did not have sufficient staffing to assist individual residents during meals or to redirect residents who lose focus during activities.

Single Women in Solitude: A Slippery Slope

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 02.19.2017 | Fifty
Bobbie Brinegar

As we age, social contacts tend to decrease due to changes like retirement or the death of friends and family. Declining heath, limited mobility, fixed incomes and the challenge of making new friends can deter us from staying active in the game of life.

Four Unexpected Ways You'll Save by Moving into a Senior Living Community

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 10.08.2016 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

As aging adults move into their golden years, having a comfortable and safe home where they can be active, social, healthy, and enjoy life becomes more and more important. And a great deal of these factors depend on where a senior lives.

3 Innovative Options That Make Aging in Place Possible

Bonnie Moore | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

The old standard of retiring and shuffling off to a retirement community is being re-written by baby boomers who want to enjoy their homes, embrace their communities and age in place as long as they can. By renovating their homes, engaging in the "Village" model, and finding innovative solutions like the Golden Girls Network's Home Companion program, it's now possible for baby boomers to stay in their homes longer.

How To Help Loved Ones Age In Place

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

Unfortunately, there comes a point in most seniors' lives where they cannot manage all their basic needs alone. It varies for everyone depending on their state of health, both mentally and physically. A senior's compromised mobility may make them unable to shop for and prepare meals for themselves.

Why Technology Is The Catalyst For A New Era Of Aging In Place

Paul H. Irving | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

As futurists debate the merits and risks of new technologies, we know today that technological progress is providing solutions for a new generation of older adults who seek to remain active, contributing and connected to their families, friends and communities.

Here's Why Markets (and Local Governments) Should Follow the Millennials Lead

Carol Marak | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
Carol Marak

Why do most Americans have it in their heads that retirement means to take it easy and to back off from life? If you ask a person born in between 1946 and 1964 what retirement means to them, I bet you'd hear a very different perspective. It wouldn't include resting, sitting back, being passive and detaching from life. You'd find the opposite.

10 Best Cities For Tech-Assisted Aging In Place

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.21.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

Technology-assisted living is not only becoming more widespread, but is particularly appealing given that the vast majority of aging adults prefer to stay in their current home as long as they can.

9 Reasons A 'Golden Girls' Lifestyle May Be Perfect For You

Bonnie Moore | Posted 08.19.2016 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Have you ever considered living like the characters on The Golden Girls? While the show featuring those four fabulous female housemates has been off the air for years, the lifestyle inspired by the show is a growing national trend.

Why Medicare Needs To Grow Up

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.15.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Happy 50th birthday, Medicare! In just 15 years, you'll qualify for federally funded health insurance. Well, maybe.

'Our Houses Are The Key To Aging Well'

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

Much of the attention on America's rapidly growing aging population is aptly focused on the need for professional, reliable caregivers to help the elderly age at home. What we might forget to consider, however, is the equally critical component of ensuring the homes themselves are eldercare friendly.

Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for sa...

Aging in Place: When Technology Can Help

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

Technology is a great support and a way to learn the brave new world of the Internet, but it doesn't have all the answers. Caregivers can greatly benefit from technical assistance and engage their patient in the use of the applications and programs.

Home, Sweet, NORC: What A Retirement Village Will Look Like In 2025

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty

Retirement villages 10 years from now will very likely play off boomers' desire to age in place -- in other words, instead of relocating to an age-res...

What It Takes To Age Well

Stacey Gordon | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

As a member of her team, I helped Ethel live the rest of her life in the way she had envisioned for herself and detailed in her Life Plan.

8 Smart Ideas That Actually Help People Age In Place

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty

Baby boomers have long proclaimed their desire to stay in their homes post-retirement, a practice known as aging in place. They want to stay in the co...