New Old Age: Caregiving From Another Continent

Posted April 10, 2013
I wanted to share these accounts of caregiving, that New Old Age featured, from the other side of the world.  Could you imagine? I'd love to know how far some of our Caregivers live from their loved ones! Caregiving From Another Continent By JUDITH GRAHAM Every day at 6 a.m., Sunil Pande phones his parents in Gurgaon, India, which is part of the greater New Delhi metropolitan area. If his 92-year-old father and his 85-year-old mother sound well, his day proceeds normally. But if something seems dangerously amiss, he has a difficult decision to make. To continue reading the entire article ...
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CNN: Boomers: Age Against The Machine

Posted December 12, 2012
 Here's an article worth sharing... Caregiver lives rerouted yet enriched by aging parents By Sarah LeTrent, CNN (CNN) -- As the more than 76 million babies born in the "Baby Boom" of 1946 to 1964 approach and enter retirement, many thought they would finally be driving across the country in that decked out RV or spending more time spoiling the grandkids.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Caregivers' Concerns About Older Adults Driving and What to Do About It

Posted September 26, 2012
 More solid information from Caring.com:  Worried about an older adult's driving skills? You're not alone. Here's how to approach this sensitive issue. By Connie Matthiessen, Caring.com senior editor Caregivers say that talking to an older adult about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult -- and important -- tasks they face, according to a recent survey by Caring.com in partnership with the National Safety Council.    To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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AARP: 9 Questions to Ask Before You Relocate

Posted September 12, 2012
Are you or your loved ones thinking about moving to retire?  The AAPR poses some questions to think about. 9 Questions to Ask Before You Relocate Are pensions taxed in your prospective new state? Are health care and climate good? by: Stacy Julien | August 29, 2012 You've made up your mind to move far away when you retire, to give yourself a fresh new start. You'll relocate to an affordable place of warm winters. There will be long leisurely readings of the newspaper over coffee, weekly tennis games and rounds of golf.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE ...
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Think Tank Ranks 10 Best Cities for Aging in Place

Posted August 23, 2012
Even though Chicago did not make the list, I think this is still worth sharing.  We personally think Chicago is a great city for aging, but at the bottom, if you click to view their report, they did a wonderful job of compiling data to back up their list.  If anything, it's interesting to see why these cities come out on top & where Chicago can improve. Written by Alyssa Gerace | July 31, 2012 Think the best cities for aging in place are in Arizona and Florida? Think again. Those two states didn’t even make it onto two lists ranking the top cities best prepared ...
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State Driving Laws in Illinois

Posted August 21, 2012
 With the start of a new season coming up, I think it's a good time to look at the driving laws specific to older drivers.  Here's is what I found for IL on Caring.com: Illinois Specific rules for older drivers Drivers 69 to 80 must renever their license every 4 years; drivers 80 to 86 must renew every 2 years. Drivers 87 or older must renew their license annually. For those 74 and older, no renewal by mail. Those renewing their license aged 75 and older must pass a road test.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE   
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The 7 Most Ridiculous Airport and Flight Charges

Posted August 10, 2012
Since August seems to have become synonymous with vacation and with the end of summer on our heels, I thought it was time for some travel tips from the AARP.   We all could use a little help in getting around the crazy fees at the airport.  Well, help has arrived... this article goes one step further and provides some solutions to avoiding the fees.   Enjoy your weekend & happy travels! The 7 Most Ridiculous Airport and Flight Charges The lowdown on high-flying airline fees by: Jeanette Foster | from: Frommer's Travel | July 18, 2012 Remember when you bought a ticket, and ...
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O'Hare to test simpler screenings for elderly passengers

Posted March 28, 2012
I'm happy to share an article with good news for traveling seniors from The Chicago Tribune. Less-stringent measures will be offered to passengers 75 and older — but only at 1 terminal so far By Ashley Rueff, Chicago Tribune reporter March 15, 2012 Some elderly travelers will have fewer hoops to jump through during security screenings at O'Hare International Airportstarting Monday, Transportation Security Administration officials said Wednesday.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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The New Old Age: A Contract to Stop Driving

Posted March 8, 2012
I'm sure as caregivers you can relate this article... A Contract to Stop Driving By PAULA SPAN The continuing battles over car keys — including how long older drivers can safely operate automobiles, under what conditions, when it’s time to stop and who gets to decide — have come up many times here. It’s one of the toughest issues families confront.   To contiue reading the entire article click HERE
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New Transportation Alternative for 60+ on the North Side

Posted May 7, 2009
I just learned about a new service for seniors who need transportation.  And transportation is one of the major keys to independence.  Some people cannot drive and become isolated.  Some continue to drive even when they probably should not.  This could be a viable solution for some seniors. Fact: More than half of non-drivers 65 or older stay home on any given day partially because they lack transportation options. The program is community based and community supported.  There is an annual membership fee of $50 for an individual, and then you order a prepaid account card based on the estimated ...
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