Category: Updates for Seniors

Your Second Job — Family Caregiving

{Read in 4 minutes}  Many of us look back fondly to the time we got our driver’s license in our teens and were able to drive ourselves to the movies, the mall, and friends’ houses. This was our first taste of freedom.  To a senior, being able to drive represents that same sense of freedom…
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The Growing Impact of Isolation

{Read in 3.5 minutes}  This past April, the oldest resident of the U.S., Hestor Ford, passed away at 115 years old in the home she lived in since the early 1960s. She lived through sharecropping, the 1918 flu pandemic, the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, Jim Crow laws, the civil rights movement, and…
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It’s May — Older Americans Month

{Read in 3 minutes}  And the Oscar goes to … Nomadland!  Something that I found interesting were the topics addressed in this year’s Oscar award winners. The Oscar for best picture (Nomadland) went to a movie about homelessness among seniors. The Oscar for best actor was awarded to Anthony Hopkins for his portrayal of a…
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Parental Role Reversal Is Not Comfortable

{Read in 4 minutes} So many friends are caring for their parents now, struggling to balance work, family and the needs of their folks. One study I read recently suggested that 3 out of 4 employees are caring for an aging family member. It’s about more than time — it’s the mental and emotional energy…
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Measuring Quality of Life and Real Life

{Read in 4 minutes}  How do you measure quality of life? When a senior receives eye care and a new pair of glasses — how do you measure the extra years of joy, the sheer ability to read, or even the ability to continue driving? Recently we surveyed clients to see how they were getting…
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