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Celebrate Your Independence Now So You Can Celebrate it in the Future

On the 4th, we Americans celebrate our independence in big ways and small ways-with family barbecues, picnics, fireworks, music or quietly savoring the joys of the freedoms in our lives. Especially for our seniors, The concept of living independently to which we cling with such ferocity is, in reality, not the truth. And given how busy the younger generations including boomers are, we need to […]

To Stay in their Communities, Seniors First Need A Place To Live

Sometimes, you just have to say what is crashingly obvious. And when it comes to older adults aging at home, here it is: If seniors are going to avoid a nursing home, they need a safe, affordable alternative. Without one, they may die prematurely. And even if they live, they will almost surely need institutional care, which may be a bad alternative for them and, […]

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History of Older Americans Month

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing, however. In April of 1963, President John F. Kennedy’s meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens served as a […]

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Top 7 Tips for Caregivers

The confusion a person with Alzheimer’s disease experiences can be exacerbated when they move from a home they’ve grown to know and love to an assisted living environment. This change can be devastating if not done properly. Our experience has taught us there are ways to ease this transition – and to make their new living space comfortable, safe, and beautiful.   Points to consider: […]

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The Green House Project

Developed by Dr. William Thomas and rooted in the tradition of the Eden Alternative, the Green House Project is a model for cultural change in long-term nursing home environments. The residence is designed to be a home for six to ten elders. It blends architecturally with neighboring homes, includes vibrant outdoor space and appealing interior features. Each elder has a private room or unit with […]