Articles on "Aging in Place"

January 27, 2014 8:18 pm

Study Breaks Down Aging Population’s Health Issues By Community

When it comes to health and aging, where you live matters. The study, conducted for the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, looked at nearly 100 factors that impact healthy aging for each city and town in the state as well as 16 Boston neighborhoods. It looked at everything from incidence of chronic disease, obesity rates, nutrition, access to health care, and hospital and nursing home stays to crime rates and walking opportunities within the community. Among the findings: Weymouth and Quincy had the […]

October 24, 2013 7:13 pm

People on the Move – Alzheimer’s Family Day Center has a new name

We have a new name! Alzheimer’s Family Day Center will soon be… Insight Memory Care Center So why change our name? This is not something we took lightly, or did overnight. It was an involved process, including strategic planning, interviews, focus groups, and a lot of planning and support. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this effort! We wanted a name that truly reflected everything we do as well as position us for long term growth and […]

October 24, 2013 7:08 pm

Grantmakers In Aging receives $1.3 million grant to help communities become more “age-friendly”

Grant will support five communities in second year of Community AGEnda: Great Places to Grow Up and Grow Old Washington, DC/New York, NY (October 16, 2013) ― Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), a national association of funders, and the Pfizer Foundation today announced a second year of funding totaling $1.3 million for Community AGEnda, an initiative aimed at helping American communities become more age-friendly, meaning great places to grow up and grow old. The award will support grants up to $140,000 […]

October 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Hybrid Cars Are a Status Symbol of Sorts for Seniors

Paying extra bucks to “go green” in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study. The finding is significant because some segments of the older-consumer population control a considerable share of the discretionary income in the United States, and the population size of the “mature market” is growing rapidly, researchers said. The study is published in the journal Human […]

October 24, 2013 6:47 pm

Revenues for Aging in Place Market to Surpass $30 Billion by 2017

Aging in Place is the concept and practice of allowing the elderly to live in their own homes and reduce the amount of time spent in hospitals and nursing homes, or spent with an in-home nurse.  Combined with the mobile consumer medical market, Aging in Place is the answer to many of the issues facing the medical market.  New market data from Semico Research, Aging in Place: The Internet of Things for the Golden Years, forecasts that revenues for this important […]

October 24, 2013 6:45 pm

Blind Spot Warning Systems Rated Top Tech Pick By Mature Drivers

New technologies influence older driver confidence, according to survey Mature drivers rank Blind Spot Warning systems highest from a list of 10 new vehicle features, saying this technology would make them feel most safe when they drive, according to the Top Technologies for Mature Drivers: Consumer Insights survey, released today by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab. Mature drivers who have at least one of the 10 technologies report feeling more confident as they drive than those who don’t have […]

October 24, 2013 6:41 pm

Call for Participants! Aging in Place Business Model Research

The Aging in Place Institute is beginning Phase 1 of a research project documenting the developing business model for aging in place. The first phase is one-on-one interviews with business, agencies, not for profits that serve older residents in their homes. Subsequent phases are planned to include cross-disciplinary roundtables of aging in place providers. If you are interested in participating or wish to learn more, please contact Louis Tenenbaum          301-983-0131            [email protected]

The Impact of Hearing Loss
October 14, 2013 8:02 pm

The Impact of Hearing Loss

By Gora Ganguli Hearing loss is an ever-growing problem that robs people of their quality of life. Because it takes away the capacity to communicate and reduces social interaction between people, studies have shown that untreated loss leads to increasing isolation, depression and even dementia. Always thought of as an “elderly person’s problem” it is, in fact, occurring at much earlier stages of life than ever before, due primarily to the ever-increasing noise levels of modern day life and the […]

Theatre Unites Generations
October 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Theatre Unites Generations

The newly formed Sykesville Little Theatre held its maiden production to four sold-out performances in September at the Neiswender Theater, which is on the campus of Fairhaven, a continuing care retirement community in Sykesville, Md. Actors in the production came from as far as the Washington, D.C. area to participate. Those attending one of the four performances included not only residents of Fairhaven, but also residents of Sykesville and the surrounding communities. “We are thrilled that people came from as […]

August 20, 2013 3:32 pm

Virtual home tour shows how to remodel and “age in place”

Do you dream of staying in the home you love long into your retirement years? Many of us share that dream but don’t think to make important changes early on so that our home is more livable as we age.  The Hanley Wood “Home for Life” tool helps you prepare.  Learn how to remodel your home so that you can save money, yet still live throughout retirement in safety and comfort. The photo-realistic online virtual tour focuses on the needs of a hypothetical […]