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Family Thanksgiving for Older Adults

Friday, November 24, 2017

During this holiday time when families gather together to reconnect and share the love, memories, and experiences of the family unit, one can begin to imagine why now is a great time to celebrate Thanksgiving with a family member who is an older adult. First and foremost, more of us today have older adult parents with whom we can share our love and relationships. With increased longevity, more adult children are blessed to still have their moms, dads, or both still living. Nanas and Pawpaws, Mimis and Pops, Grandmothers and Granddaddys around the nation are now living longer, enabling them to enjoy the family experiences of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Proms, graduations, marriages, and the next generation of babies are enriched by the depth of the generations. ...Read the rest...

It's a Great Time to be Older

Friday, November 17, 2017

I am currently amidst the millions of Boomers who are entering the span of 65 or older. The fact is that I share the feelings of many of my cohorts; I feel about 10-15 years younger than my calendar years. It is with some trepidation, but also lots of excitement, that I begin this next chapter of my life. There are many factors that have enabled an older adult of 2017 to seize upon life and have an abundance of choices in which direction they would like to go. ...Read the rest...

The growing demands of an increasing OLD Population

Friday, November 10, 2017

During November, we are exploring the idea of “old” from different viewpoints: from a provider of senior living, from an adult child, and from the perspective of a person 65 or older (is that really old? haha). You may also be interested in the introductory blog, How old is old really?  ...Read the rest...

How old is old, really?

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Perhaps you’ve noticed the average age of entry into your Life Plan Community is creeping upwards. Or, like me, you watch the Today Show and notice that the list of Smucker’s birthdays of those over 100 years old has grown to a lengthy segment. In case you haven’t noticed, there is an overall trend that Americans are living longer. ...Read the rest...


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