Critter Corner: Is There a Check-in Service Specifically for Veterans?

Dear Kiwi and Mango,Recently, Mr. Farr wrote an article about a check-in service for seniors to combat loneliness and keep those who are aging in place safe. I was wondering if there are any similar programs specifically for … [Read more...]

Is Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Senior Care?

Q. I read somewhere that nine out of 10 seniors would prefer to age in their homes for as long as possible. But isn’t there a shortage of health care professionals and caregivers to provide the care that would be needed for this … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Check in on Aging Parents This Mother’s Day

Dear Oakley,Its Mother’s Day this Sunday! Due to COVID resurging a bit and my mother living five hours away, I haven’t seen her in a long time. We miss her and asked if we can stop by and visit this weekend, and she said … [Read more...]

Where Will You Age? Planning to Live Independently

Jonas became a widower a couple of years ago. Before his wife died, they lived in their Springfield home for 40 years. Jonas considered downsizing, but decided to stay for as long as possible. There are too many memories there to … [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...]

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...]

What is the Difference Between a NORC and a NOSS? 

Q. My parents are deciding whether to stay in their home or to downsize to an apartment. Currently, they live in a single-family home in an established neighborhood, where most of their neighbors are original owners who have lived … [Read more...]

Comparing Aging-in-Place vs. Assisted Living

Q. My father passed away last year, and my mother has lived alone ever since. Her colonial-style home is becoming difficult to navigate due to her mobility issues. She has fallen several times and we are worried about her.  She … [Read more...]

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