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Now introducing two firsts — KC Startup Village's inaugural staffer and our ... - Kansas City Business Journal (blog)

Now introducing two firsts — KC Startup Village's inaugural staffer and our ... - Kansas City Business Journal (blog) | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Now introducing two firsts — KC Startup Village's inaugural staffer and our ...
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Yet another one in the making.

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AGING IN PLACE TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS.

AGING IN PLACE TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS. | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Project Independence aging in place technology uses the latest computer technology making it possible for your senior loved one age in place in their home.
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Get Old

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How do you want to get old? Get inspired and join the conversation on GetOld
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Just found this site, looks good at first glance, sponor bothers me but maybe there is some good here.  More soon.

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Older, Retiring Americans Decide to Age in Place in Own ... - AARP

Older, Retiring Americans Decide to Age in Place in Own ... - AARP | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
An increase in older Americans deciding to "age in place" has left many communities adapting to their ever-changing needs.

Via Chana Andler
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Surveys reveal this preference over and over again, what more can we say than to build and offer some new choices.

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Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Computers and the Internet can open up new worlds for the elderly.
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What a great idea for a Village!!

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Effective community building for social change

Effective community building for social change | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
NOTE: Eric is talking about the non-profit sector, but these rules apply seamlessly to for-profit operations, personal brands, and enthusiasts.
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Good material for us to keep in mind ofr Villages.

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Five Things Every Community Manager Should Be Doing (But Probably Isn’t)

Five Things Every Community Manager Should Be Doing (But Probably Isn’t) | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it

The pressurised, real-time nature of the job means most of us are bouncing from campaign to campaign, too busy swatting aside goals and hazards to see the bigger picture: and that long view is where all the good stuff happens. How do you get there?

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I found this stimulating and for all of us as "mangers of a village" it is food for thought as we encounter naysayers and doubters.

 

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The Reluctant Caregiver

The Reluctant Caregiver | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Many caregivers don't want the job -- and feel guilty about that.
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Read as objectively as you can, and try to imagine how many among us might find ourselves in similar circumstancesand would love th ehelp of a "Village".

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Costs of Long Term Elder Care and Senior Housing - Paying For Senior Care

Costs of Long Term Elder Care and Senior Housing - Paying For Senior Care | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
What do the different types of long term care cost and what are their benefits and limitations. This includes home aid, adult day care, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and skilled nursing home care.

Via Jeffrey William Goll
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Good comparisons but as always beware of "averges"

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All Things Aging: Exploring the Village to Village Network for aging ...

As I near the completion of my Master's degree in Gerontology, this semester I chose to explore the components of a Village to Village network (VtV) and its viability to help seniors in my community of Zionsville, Indiana to age ...

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For the Love of Sunny

For the Love of Sunny | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
When it came time for Sunny Harper-Owen to plan an event for her women's group, she couldn't do it. Then her female friends formed a new group -- this one to support her.
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This is waht a Village might contribute by getting to know your neighbors and forming new friendships.

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The Science of Aging Brains

The Science of Aging Brains | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
The myth of the doddering senior is just that. Scientists have disproved the notion that aging dulls one's wits. It turns out that not only are older brains wiser, they may be faster and smarter, too.

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Women’s cognitive performance linked to vitamin D in 2 new studies | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

Two new studies appearing in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences show that vitamin D may be a vital component for the cognitive health of women as they age.

 

Higher vitamin D dietary intake is associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to research conducted by a team led by Cedric Annweiler, MD, PhD, at the Angers University Hospital in France.


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Seniors' Desire to Age in Place a Growing Challenge for Policymakers

For many seniors, aging in place can provide significant emotional, social, and economic benefits. Seniors who age in place welcome the emotional security of knowing they will remain supported by the same connections to ...
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Everyone is talking about, villages are doing osmething about it.

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The Beacon Hill village project

The Beacon Hill village project | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Saga Magazine reports on a bright idea from the US that helps people to stay in their own homes rather than going into care. Could it work in the UK?

Via Chana Andler
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It can probably work anywhere.

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Pocket Neighborhoods | Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World

Pocket Neighborhoods | Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
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A plethora of wonderful ideas for neighborhoods, villages, and living in  community.  If you have ever visited one of these as I have, you can pnly wish one could happend near you. 

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How the Trailer Park Could Save Us All -

How the Trailer Park Could Save Us All - | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Every day 10,000 boomers are retiring—nearly half with less than $10,000. The aging juggernaut is straining our health care system and reshaping culture.
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It pays to have an open mind always.

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Does Depression Contribute to Dementia?

Does Depression Contribute to Dementia? | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
A new study adds to evidence of a link between late-life depression and dementia.
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Villages offer social connection rather than isolation and thus possible health benefits as well.  Interesting research indeed.

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Thanks to Neighbors, Elderly Can Age in Place - VOA - Voice of America

Thanks to Neighbors, Elderly Can Age in Place - VOA - Voice of America | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Thanks to Neighbors, Elderly Can Age in Place - VOA
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In many countries around the world, families stay close. It's routine for several generations to live together, with adult children caring for their aging parents.
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Creating Community as We Age... a Role for Philanthropy?

Creating Community as We Age... a Role for Philanthropy? | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
Gone is the word "retirement" from our lexicons, replaced by words like "rebooting" and "re-wiring.
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The maibstream media is picking up the idea of positive aging.

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All Things Aging: Who knows their neighbors any more?

All Things Aging: Who knows their neighbors any more? | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
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Yet anotehr examply of a youngperson writing about the obvious advantages of knowing your neighbors.

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Twelve Things Every Designer Should Know about Today’s Senior Housing

Twelve Things Every Designer Should Know about Today’s Senior Housing | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
As America’s population ages, senior lifestyles – and by extension, senior housing – will continue to transform.

Via Jeffrey William Goll
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Transform it will, if done intentionally, then it will be better for all of us.

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All Things Aging: Exploring the Village to Village Network for aging in place

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Webcast explores aging adults’ contributions, widening disparities, creating ‘synthetic families’ : Covering Health

Webcast explores aging adults’ contributions, widening disparities, creating ‘synthetic families’ : Covering Health | Aging Gracefully in a Village | Scoop.it
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Perrhaps a Village could be called a synthetic family.

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Health Insurance Exchanges Explained : NPR

The exchanges — one for every state — are not only where people will go to choose plans, they're also where people will go to see if they qualify for help in affording that care.

Via Chana Andler, Jeffrey William Goll
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As usual Oregon is one of the enlightened states.

 

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