Zeroing In on Isolation and Loneliness—Boosting Social Capital

Originally published on American Society on Aging: The healthcare community and general public increasingly acknowledge that “successful ag­ing” involves not only a focus on physical and mental health, but also on social well-be­ing and connectedness. In particular, the concepts of social isolation and loneliness have emerged as critical to the health and quality of life of older adults, and to …
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The Heart-Smart Menu Quiz

Originally published on AARP: What’s worse for your ticker: a hot dog or a hamburger? What’s healthier: a spinach salad or one made from kale? AARP has teamed up with the experts at the American Heart Association to uncover amazingly simple swaps that will boost your health — effortlessly. Take the Quiz > OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove …
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Living Longer. Living Healthier? Tips for Better Aging Infographic

Originally published on National Institute on Aging: Americans are living longer than their grandparents, but not necessarily in better health. Many older adults have multiple chronic conditions. Practice healthy aging. Continue Reading > OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry Blossom Senior Living Traditions of …
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Dementia: eat better, exercise, and reduce smoking and drinking to cut risk

Originally published on The Guardian: Taking better care of ourselves could be the best long-term strategy to tackling the growing problem of dementia, according to a new report. Research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found dementia affects 50 million people worldwide, costs $818bn (£632bn) annually to treat, and diagnoses are likely to triple by 2050. In a bid to tackle dementia …
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Aging In Place Inventory

Originally published on David Solie: This five-factor inventory is designed to help families and advisors better understand the sustainability issues of older adults who are aging in place. Continue Reading > OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry Blossom Senior Living Traditions of Deerfield Highgrove …
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How do you start the conversation about finances with aging parents?

Originally published on David Solie: Care giving conversations can quickly turn threatening to older adults who are hypersensitive to losing control. Why? It’s the psychological agenda of the last phase of life that is made up of two powerful developmental tasks: 1. Preserve control in a world where all control is being lost. 2. Create a legacy in a world …
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Be A Better Advocate for Older Adults in Your Community

Originally published on American Society on Aging: As we approach the 2020 elections, ASA will be shining a brighter light on advocacy for the older adults that we serve. Advocacy for older adults is one four pillars of the new Strategic Plan adopted by the ASA Board on Sunday, April 14. The time is now! In 2019, one out of …
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