What’s Your “Master Plan” As You Get Older?

Q. My wife and I are 59 and 60, respectively, and we recently got to talking about our “master plan” for the future. We haven’t had an in-depth discussion of this sort until now, as we have been focused on other things that are … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What New Technology Can Help My Mother Age-in-Place Safely?

Dear Magic, In the past, you’ve published lots of articles on aging-in-place technology. My mother is aging-in-place and I worry about her, since we try not to visit her due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are there any new … [Read more...]

Does Habitat for Humanity Help Seniors Age in Place?

Elena, 85, moved into a ranch house decades ago, hoping to grow old gracefully in her one-story home. As she started getting older and was on her own, she worried about how she would tackle the upkeep her home required. Thirty … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are NORCs the Future of Successful Aging?

Dear Magic, I saw in our community newsletter that our neighborhood is considering becoming a NORC. We have a large population of seniors and various resources to help with transportation, meals, home care and more. What is … [Read more...]

Four Award-Winning Ideas for Aging-in-Place

Most people want to continue living independently in their own home as they age into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. However, many homes aren’t designed for health issues that can come with getting older, and aging-in-place alone can be … [Read more...]

More Untrained Caregivers Performing Medical Tasks

At 49 years old, Emily is an accomplished accountant. She worked her way up in a prominent firm, but recently took a leave of absence to care for her father, Sid. She is married to her college sweetheart but doesn’t have any … [Read more...]

Using a Reverse Mortgage to Age in Place

Jim and Julie have lived in Northern Virginia for forty years and have no plans of moving. They are original owners of their home and their mortgage has long since been paid off. They are active in their community and truly love … [Read more...]

A CAPABLE Program for Aging-in-Place

Q. With a bad back and arthritis in her knees, my 76-year-old mother, Gwen, struggles to walk down the steps outside her home to go out. Afraid of falling, she often opts to stay inside rather than brave the loose railings out … [Read more...]

Falls Aren’t Just a Normal Part of Aging — They Are Preventable!

It’s fall -- an ideal time to put on a light sweater, take a walk in the crisp air, and watch the green leaves being replaced by dazzling amber, maroon, gold, and bronze hues. Besides the rustic colors, crunchy leaves beneath … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Using Telehealth to Age-in-Place

Dear Ribbit, I am interested in possibly using telehealth instead of visiting the doctor's office. What are the advantages of doing so? Thanks, Em Helth --- Dear Em, Telehealth (sometimes also known as mHealth), is … [Read more...]