“Sandwich” Boomers Send Senior Living Community Developers Down New Path

Posted June 25, 2012
Here's an interesting look, from Senior Housing News, at how a sub group among Baby Boomers are shaping new design for senior living communities.   “Sandwich” Boomers Send Senior Living Community Developers Down New Path Written by Erin Hegarty Designing a 50-plus community no longer involves simply building a group of homes with wide hallways and large medicine cabinet. Today, builders say, the “sandwich” generation of baby boomers demands a stimulating and interactive environment inside—and outside—the homes.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat

Posted June 18, 2012
With the extra hot week ahead of us, I thought an article, from Health.com on, heat exhuastion was in store. Stay cool & hydrated! (HealthDay News)—Because aging affects the body's ability to respond to summer heat, older adults are particularly at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat fatigue, heat cramps and heat exhaustion, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE  
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Home care workers deserve protections!

Posted June 12, 2012
I find this article equally hopeful and disgusting.  An odd combo, I agree.  How sad to think of Evelyn Coke giving her life to the care of others only to be forgotten when help was most needed.  And to think of all the Caregivers in our Nation giving so much of their time to aid another and living a constant struggle in their day to day just to get their basics.  These are the realities in our Nation that make me naseaous and ashamed.   However, I must remain hopeful!  Good always prevails and I believe our Nation is made of some ...
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25 Things We Don’t Need Now That We’re Over 50

Posted June 8, 2012
It's that time again...another fun post from The AAPR!  I'm a fan of these lists; I hope you are too.Tell me...What are some of the ways you've downsized over the years? Enjoy the awesome weather this weekend!   Photo Credit: Erin Curcio A humorous look at the joys of downsizing by: Jacquelyn Mitchard | from: AARP Bulletin In your secret soul, do you harbor a belief that bigger is more? That more is better? Does something deep down cry out for family size, even though the nest is as empty as a candidate's eyes?   To continue reading the entire article click HERE ...
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Assisted Living Options Grow, Nursing Home Occupancy Declines

Posted June 6, 2012
The Center for Advanced Aging reports on the cause & effect of the progress made in Assisted Living for the elderly. By Katherine Kahn, Contributing Writer Research Source: Health Services Research Health Behavior News Service A new study finds an association between an increase in assisted living options, which provide older adults with an array of services such as help with everyday tasks in homelike settings, and a decline in nursing home occupancy. This shift in delivery of care has both positive and negative implications for seniors.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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