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How Senior Living Supports an Independent Lifestyle

Human beings are a social species. Interaction and activities with other people are needs that do not go away with age. Senior living provides a sense of community that is difficult to find if you are living by yourself. Other ways senior living supports an independent lifestyle include: 1. Stress-free family Often, as people age, […]

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Cross-Generational Understanding

The humor and information website Cracked.com recently published an article titled “5 Lies Millennials and Baby Boomers Believe About Each Other.” It sets out to debunk the generalizations often made by social and political commentators who lament the flaws of the young generation or the perceived loss of traditional values. But as the title suggests, it also […]

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Finding Good Roommates, Wherever You May Reside

There was an article that recently appeared in the Real Estate section of the New York Observer which described a program that exists in some localities to provide senior citizens with housing arrangements other than senior assisted living facilities. The specific example described by the article is the purview of New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, which deals in […]

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The Elderly as Helpers of the Young

Recognizing that the world needed some respite from bad news, the youth-oriented news site Vibe made a point of sharing a photograph that is quickly gaining popularity on the internet for its depiction of human kindness. And we feel that the image of an old man spontaneously teaching a young man how to tie a tie actually depicts far […]

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Safety Without Confinement

When looking through the news in virtually any locality, it is generally not a long time before one comes across a story of elderly people who have simply gone missing. Fortunately, many of them are recovered safely, but the danger is always present and always serious, especially among senior citizens who are living on their […]

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Elderly Citizens Help Election Day to Run Smoothly

Election Day was this past Tuesday in the United States. This year’s races may not have garnered much controversy or brought many people to the polls in certain localities – unlike what we can expect from next year’s federal elections – but every Election Day has the potential to draw attention to the social and […]

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Dick Van Dyke has Advice for the Elderly

Did you know that Dick Van Dyke will be turning 90 years old in December? You wouldn’t think it to see him perform or watch his Vine videos, in which he dances in the grocery store and generally exhibits the energy that one tends to associate with a much younger man. His unusually active 80s […]

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Health Risk Assessments

A report published by Reuters Health this week points to the potential effectiveness of health risk assessments in increasing the longevity and quality of life for senior citizens, including residents of senior housing facilities. The report describes the results of a recently completed study, which compared elderly recipients of personalized assessments to a control group and found […]

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Risks from the Current Senior Housing Boom

An article at National Real Estate Investor recently took another look at the boom in the senior housing industry, which anticipates a major influx in demand in the next 10 years, as large numbers of baby boomers begin to require senior rehabilitation or the comfort and safety of senior housing facilities. The article expresses some concern about […]

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