Articles on "Everyone is Aging"
Moving to Springwell Senior Living Community in Baltimore, Md., allowed Estelle Greenberg to be close to her only child, Nancy, who lives nearby. The two of them can often be found participating in community events or heading out to run errands. Except for a brief stay in Philadelphia, Estelle has spent her entire life in Baltimore. She completed her education in the Baltimore Public School System. Upon graduation, Estelle entered Sinai School of Nursing. After becoming a Registered Nurse, Estelle [...]
Retiring…and Keeping Your Day Job When we think of a “retirement community,” we tend to picture seniors at leisure, playing games and polishing their golf clubs. But that picture can be quickly shattered by a number of well-dressed CEO-types striding purposefully out the front door of Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. They’re setting off for work. For these Beaumont residents, keeping their day job into retirement is a choice. As a 2011 AARP study suggests, 31 percent of people turning 65 [...]
Enjoy what you do; good advice and lucky people discover it early. Sylvia Roman was always drawn to pottery, the art and craft of working with her hands to create something beautiful and useful. Following this passion led naturally to many other interests. Whether crafting a vase for one of her favorite Ikebana flower arrangements, experimenting with glazes or teaching others how to throw a pot, Sylvia is doing what she loves to do. While teaching pottery in the Pine [...]
Surveys of adult “baby boomers” consistently find that memory loss is a top concern, and Alzheimer’s disease is their most feared disabling disease. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive and fatal disease of the brain in which brain cells fail. The disease seriously impairs a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Adopting a brain-healthy lifestyle can not only help keep your brain healthier as you age but also protect you from chronic illnesses. A [...]
A new study from the University of Haifa has found that walking around the ward during hospitalization significantly reduces the length of the older patient’s stay. “Given the over-occupancy of many hospitals, this finding can be of great importance,” the researchers stated. Walking around the ward during hospitalization reduces the length of geriatric patients’ stay in internal wards. This has been shown in a new study by Dr. Efrat Shadmi and Dr. Anna Zisberg of the University of Haifa’s Department [...]
By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs and exurbs with few mobility options for those who do not drive. Aging in Place, Stuck without Options ranks metro areas by the percentage of seniors with poor access to public transportation, now and in the coming years, and [...]
Last week I was interviewing some residents at Collington, a continuing care retirement community in suburban Maryland. The article will be published next month, but I couldn’t wait to share this wonderful clip that is a fantastic example of person-centered living and the power of community! I hope you enjoy it.
A recent study that looked at State Farm Insurance Claims between 2003 and 2007 revealed that kid might be safer driving in a car with a grandparent instead of mom or dad. Read more
“Use of public use of public transportation among older Americans increased by 40 percent since 2001,” says a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. The report, “How the Travel Patterns of Older Adults Are Changing,” predicts that older travelers will change the landscape of transportation in coming years, and concludes that transportation planners and policymakers must adapt to this shift. The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to rise by 60 percent in the next 15 years. Read more
A new study conducted in Australia suggests that suggests that driving performance declines with normal aging and more mistakes crop up, putting the elderly at risk of automobile crashes. During the 12-mile road test, a professional instructor with access to a brake rode in the car. An occupational therapist sat in the back seat and scored the drivers for skills such as using signals and mirrors, checking the “blind spot” and problems that included veering, tailgating, inappropriate braking and accelerating. [...]