Leslie Eckford, RN, LCSW and Author in Private Practice with focus on Healthy Aging and Elder Care. http://mindfulaging.com/

Call it elder care management or call it planning for your future as an older person. Whatever terms you use, a good starting point is home. We have written a book, Choose Your Place: Rethinking Home as You Age, that is great place to get your ideas rolling. No one wants to imagine the changes that can occur as the body ages. But, it happens to the best of us. …

Carol Marak, Solo Aging Advisor and Advocate. https://carolmarak.com/

American households have shifted from a nuclear family of four to solo adults.

Today, 35.7 million Americans live alone, 28% of households. That is up from 13% of households in 1960 and 23% in 1980, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Delayed or forgone marriage, longer life expectancy, urbanization and wealth have contributed, demographers say.

If it’s your first time to live alone or you’re a pro at it, here are a few strategies I use as a guide for living well.

Tips for getting along well when solo living:

  1. Have faith…

By Carla D Mitchell, JD, Senior Living Operations Leader, 3rdLife Founder. www.linkedin.com/in/carladmitchell

I can’t tell you the times I heard someone tell me they couldn’t get their mom/dad/wife/husband to move into a senior community because, “I promised I would NEVER put them in a home.” That last word was usually whispered. No one wants to be put in the home.

Here’s the question: What, exactly, is “the home?” The question is especially difficult to answer when you recognize the vast array of options available to someone needing support. While labels are never (ever, ever) clear cut, there are some basic…

By Ravi Bala, Agetech Evangelist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravibala/

We’ve seen many discussions of wearables, pendants and other devices that can be used to help Seniors age in place. While wearables are required for certain applications like Continuous Blood Glucose monitoring or EKG, non-wearables/invisibles /ambient sensors address the fact that for a variety of reasons 86% of people do not wear their devices 24–7! AI has enabled us to convert the tools that we are all familiar with into sensors of Digital Biomarkers that can enable amazing capabilities from downloadable Covid-19 screening to Activity Monitoring and COPD to Cardiac Health predictors. …

By Carla D Mitchell, JD, Senior Living Operations Leader, 3rdLife Founder. www.linkedin.com/in/carladmitchell

My closet holds clothes ranging over 4 different sizes. They all fit me. One brand’s “Medium” is another brand’s “XL.” This is why fitting rooms were invented. It takes some time to be sure you’ve got the right fit.

The same is true for the home you choose in your third life — the one after childhood and childrearing. When you look around your house, your neighborhood, or even your town, you may recognize what you have doesn’t fit your current needs or future desires. …

By Alexa Fleet. MPH Candidate 2021. Sociomedical Sciences. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

How many people from a different generation did you interact with today? The past week? How about in the last month? The answer might surprise you, and you’re not alone. The United States is severely age-segregated, yet it flies below the radar, even as our aging population grows larger than before, every single day. The only lasting age-integrated institutions in our country are religion and family, a predicament that has social consequences for all. Family structures are changing from wide, with many children and shorter…

By Elissa Kozlov, PhD. Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Instructor, School of Public Health, Rutgers University. www.elissakozlovphd.com

Have you ever had a day where you just didn’t feel like doing much of anything? You probably cancelled all your plans and sat around the house all day. How did you feel by the evening? Chances are you felt worse not better, which makes sense, because in order to feel good, you have to be in an environment that gives you the opportunity to feel good! Research shows that if you spend your days doing activities that give you pleasure or a sense of…

By Debbie Bellenger

Wellness: the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.

In the daily grind of life, it can be challenging — between doctors appointments, grocery shopping, meal prepping, up-keeping your home — to prioritize what benefits your wellness and wellbeing. Things like enjoying healthy meals, making the time to go out for a walk, maybe even taking an art class — these activities take deliberate effort, planning and determination to find, coordinate and attend.

In 2018, a study was conducted by the University of Birmingham to determine if…

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