Adjust your home to prevent falls

By: Centers for Disease Control
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Every day in the United States 5,000 adults age 65 and above are hospitalized due to fall-related injuries. But falls are not a normal part of aging — they can be prevented. Common fall risks include: having fallen before, balance problems or problems walking, muscle weakness, arthritis, depression, memory problems, hazards in the home, taking many medications and vision... READ MORE

Some practical downsizing, moving tips

By: Amanda Scudder
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Moving is stressful, especially when it involves downsizing from a home you’ve lived in for years. Yet many of us plan to do just that. According to the Demand Institute, four out of 10 Boomers plan to move, and 42% of these expect to move into a smaller home. If the decision to downsize is keeping you up at night, you are in good company. With the right planning and support, your... READ MORE

When the insurer denies your valid claim

By: Kiplinger Consumer News Service
Posted on: September 25, 2020

You’d think if you had an all-risk insurance policy, your home or business would be covered for just about anything, right? Wrong. There are always exclusions and gray areas, and in these cases, how you deal with a claims adjuster “can be the difference between receiving compensation or a denial letter,” said San Francisco-based attorney Daniel J. Veroff. Veroff specializes in... READ MORE

Tricky balancing caregiving and working

By: Mary Kane
Posted on: September 25, 2020

For the past three years, Paula Gomes said that she has sometimes felt she is working two full-time jobs: her human resources position at Emory University in Atlanta, and her role as a caregiver to her mother and mother-in-law. “There’s just a lot to learn” when you become a caregiver, said Gomes, 60, executive director of Emory’s Faculty Staff Assistance Program. “You’re... READ MORE

Communities addressing racial justice

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Last June, after four Minneapolis police officers were charged in the murder of an unarmed black man named George Floyd, many Americans became upset by police brutality, particularly against minorities. Some marched in rallies, and others displayed signs on their lawns or windows. At Broadmead, a Life Plan Community in Cockeysville, residents began talking about racial justice. First, ... READ MORE

Communities expand use of technology

By: Ivey Noojin
Posted on: July 14, 2020

The rapid spread of the coronavirus is quickly dispelling the idea that older adults won’t use and can’t understand advanced technology. Several senior living communities in the D.C. area are implementing new technological innovations, or are relying more heavily on established ones, due to the isolation imposed in response to the pandemic. “These perceived boundaries of seniors with ... READ MORE