Category Archives: Independent Living

Staying Safe for Seniors: Home, Travel, and Self Defense

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Did you know that every year around 300,000 seniors are hospitalized due to hip fractures? There are at least 32,000 deaths that occur from older adults falling. Not only that, older adults are more susceptible to other things like armed robbery and aggravated assault.  While this is the unfortunate truth, when seniors have a better idea […]

What to ask before considering aging in place

The term, “Aging in Place,” has become a popular catchphrase for modern seniors. However, its meaning may vary widely, depending on who is using the term and for what purpose. A government agency defines aging in place as, “the ability to live in one’s own home and community independently, regardless of age, income, or ability […]

Are you still driving? Here are a few things to consider

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Most of today’s seniors have had a life-long relationship with automobiles. As teenagers, our “wheels” were a status symbol and the key to a freedom we had never had as children. Suddenly, we could go somewhere without Mom or Dad!  For many of us, getting a driver’s license was more memorable than any birthday or […]

What if you don’t want to live in a senior community?

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If you asked a room full of 40 adults between the ages of 30 and 60, “Hands up if you want to be forced to move out of your home and go live with strangers,” it would be amazing if anyone raised their hand. Almost no one wants this, yet this is exactly the solution […]