Senior Living

2 years ago

30 Facts and Statistics on Aging

The American population is aging rapidly, and this graying of the United States is transforming various sectors of the economy. Below, we’ll explore some important facts and statistics about aging. The United States population…

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2 years ago

Finding a Homecare Worker: Dos and Don’ts Checklist

Hiring a home healthcare worker may be one of the most challenging aspects of the aging process, both for the aging individual and his/her family member. Deciding who to let into your – or a loved one’s –home and life can be a leap of faith!

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2 years ago

When Someone Dies at My CCRC

My husband and I moved into The Terraces last July, joining about 300 other residents living in independent apartments. Since then, three people we came to know and like have passed away. All three were around 90 years old…

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2 years ago

The Downside to CCRC Living? The Money!

A year before my husband and I committed to living in a CCRC, we had dinner with friends who had already done so. The four of us sat around a table in the restaurant in their community, and the couple talked at length…

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2 years ago

5 Ways to Embrace Living Alone

Some of us choose to live alone and others are faced with it due to circumstances such as death of a spouse or partner. It’s what we do after we live alone that matters, and I am going to share 5 ways to get the most out of this situation…

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2 years ago

Mother Nature Here We Come – Seniors Who Simply Want to Live

Do you remember birds singing loudly and persistently at the beginning of the pandemic when traffic disappeared from the streets and skies? At the time, I wondered if I were hearing birdsong that would normally have been…

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2 years ago

Caregiving Is All About Boundaries – Do You Know How to Set Them?

Advice about creating healthy boundaries fills entire sections of bookstores. I guess that’s because determining how to set and apply healthy boundaries in real life is challenging. As a couple, my mom and dad established their own…

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5 years ago

Finding a Location that Makes Aging in Place Comfortable

Is it just me or does everyone who grows older alone think about the current circumstances and ask, How can I create a safe and independent lifestyle?
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6 years ago

Make Elder Care Decisions Easier by Replacing “The Conversation” with “The Chats”

The other day, I was having a conversation with “Emily,” a Sixty and Me member, about the elder care decisions that her family was facing. Emily, in her 60s, was starting to realize that her mom, in her 80s, might need to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home soon. Read More

6 years ago

Are Our Expectations About Assisted Living Out of Whack with Reality?

Let’s be honest. Very few of us like the idea of living in an assisted living facility.

Setting aside the small imperfections of everyday life, we love our homes. They are comfortable, familiar and close to the entertainment options that we enjoy.

Whether we are in our 60s, 70s or beyond, we also want to maintain our sense of independence. After all, we’ve done a pretty good job of looking after ourselves so far, thank you very much. Read More