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Make it easier to get in and around

Grand front porches, elaborate door handles and raised or sunken decks may lend impressive curb appeal to your home now, but these features can turn into obstacles later if you have arthritis or use a wheelchair. Aging in Place recommends eliminating steps to decks and patios and instead making them level with the adjacent indoor rooms.…

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STAYING ACTIVE: GARDENING TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS

It might be hard to believe with all the snow and ice, but spring is on the way! It’s almost time to put away your snow shovels, and get out your gardening trough. Besides being an enjoyable hobby and a great way to get some much-needed Vitamin D after the long winter- gardening has many…

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Building a More Accessible Home, No Matter Your Budget

When Staff Sergeant Matt Dewitt came home from Iraq, what he wanted most was to be able to take care of his family — to live comfortably at home with his wife and two young children, taking care of them as he always had. But the war left him wounded — both of his arms…

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The Growing Danger to Elderly Americans

The first signs of elder financial abuse are easy to miss. Maybe there’s a new, overeager “best friend” who gives off a strange vibe. Or excessive secrecy around an online lover. Paranoia or anger when talking about money can be a tipoff, too. Don’t count on discovering sudden large withdrawals from savings or checking accounts.…

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Colorado’s aging population will need increased services to age at home

By Tom McGhee The Denver Post Over the next 15 years, the number of people 60 or older in Colorado is expected to more than double, boosting the need for long-term care and services that enable older adults to live independently in their homes. Keeping needy senior citizens in their homes will require an expansion…

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Study Uncovers Surprising Increase In Falls Among Older People

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) — Since the late 1990s, almost 30 percent more adults age 65 and older are likely to say they have had a recent fall, according to a new study. The rise – from 28 percent of seniors reporting a fall in 1998, to 36 percent in 2010 – may be…

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Why Remodel?

Why Remodel? Remodeling Now to Avoid Accessibility Problems Later By ELIZABETH POPE ON a visit to her friends’ home in France last fall, Nancy Carlin of Naples, Fla., admired the elegant shower room. When she returned, Mrs. Carlin, 60, asked a contractor to redo the master bath in her courtyard villa using a similar curbless,…

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Aging in Place in the Big City

The New York Times When the co-op conversion wave began in New York City in the 1960s, singles and young married couples flocked to the Upper West Side hoping to get a piece of the action. Some of those people, now in their 70s, are still there, cemented in place by apartments bought for a…

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Best Cities for Successful Aging

This report by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic think tank, explores the best cities for aging in the US. The report looked at 359 metro areas across the US and generated a composite ranking for each, based on eight sub-components (general indicators, health care, wellness, living arrangements, transportation/convenience, financial well-being, employment/education, and community…

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CAPABLE Study to Research Benefits of Aging in Place

Johns Hopkin’s CAPABLE study is reaching out to 800 low-income residents of Baltimore to gather data on whether simple interventions can allow people to remain in their homes longer. The CAPABLE project – which stands for Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders – was created by Sarah Szanton, a faculty member at…

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