Senior Moments

May 18, 2021

Home Design Trends for Seniors

If you’re thinking about modifying your home to create a multigenerational household or make it easier to age in place, look at a recent survey by the American Institute of Architects. 

The AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey (https://bit.ly/37Z0EXs) for Q3 2020 provides a snapshot of residential ...

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May 18, 2021

Prep Your Property for Months Away

If you’re a snowbird heading home from a warm spot, Kiplinger https://bit.ly/3laQ6uu   has some advice about preparing your seasonal property for the months it will be empty. 

Here are four basics: 

  1. Have a caretaker.  Find someone to pop in to check on your house ...
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May 18, 2021

Be Prepared for Caregiving

Until they’re thrust into the role of caregiver, few are really prepared for the job. 

Many more people have suddenly become caregivers during the pandemic because they’ve opted to bring a parent or loved one into their home and create a multigenerational household. Others have pulled loved ones out ...

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March 16, 2021

Keeping Seniors Safe Behind The Wheel

Giving up the car is a significant and sad event that can drastically reduce seniors’ freedom.

 

And when seniors live in inaccessible, unwalkable areas, surrendering the car also often forces them to move, even if they’d prefer to age in place.

 

Sometimes, seniors’ driving life can be extended ...

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March 15, 2021

How Walkable Is Your City?

You already know about the benefits of walking — including better heart and mental health — for seniors. 

 

According to AARP, people who live in neighborhoods with sidewalks are 47 percent more likely than residents of areas without sidewalks to be active at least 39 minutes a day ...

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March 15, 2021

Caregiving From Afar

Caring for aging loved ones is never easy, and it gets even more difficult when you’re helping from afar. During this pandemic, such long-distance arrangements have become common. 

The Wall Street Journal offers several planning strategies to help with remote caregiving. They include: 

  • Communication and technology – Technology ...
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