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Moving On | Inside Aging Parent Care

Moving On | Inside Aging Parent Care | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The time has come to end our work on Inside Aging Parent Care.  Our aging parents are gone these several years.  We have continued, but our focus has shifted
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Is this a sign of the times or just anecdotal evidence that we already know all we need to know about caregiving or that the professionals have or will soon take over this fiunction?

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Caregivers taking on more complex medical tasks - Boston Globe

Caregivers taking on more complex medical tasks - Boston Globe | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Boston Globe Caregivers taking on more complex medical tasks Boston Globe With reduced funding for home-based services to help ease the burden, and mounting economic pressures to shorten hospital stays, legions of baby boomers are caring for aging...

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Home modification, energy tips allow aging-in-place - The Reflector

Home modification, energy tips allow aging-in-place - The Reflector | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Home modification, energy tips allow aging-in-place
The Reflector
Ideas about home modification, energy efficiency and green building will be topics of a Wed., April 24, presentation sponsored by the Commission on Aging.
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Oregon Experiments With Localized Medicaid

Oregon Experiments With Localized Medicaid | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The state and the federal government have wagered $1.9 billion on a project intended to improve the health of low-income people and lower the rate of spending growth.

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Chicago Tribune: Local Support Groups - Senior Living Information Blog

Chicago Tribune: Local Support Groups - Senior Living Information Blog | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
We've featured CJE Senior Life events before on this blog. This long standing organization has done so much good for our senior community, so it makes me happy to see them recognized by the Chicago Tribune.
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Not a Village but others see the need for services for seniors outside of the usual profile.  Socialization, some fun and stress reduction among other things. 

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Help for 50-Somethings Short on Retirement Funds

Help for 50-Somethings Short on Retirement Funds | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Money & Savings | WorkThe following is a guest post from Barbara Friedberg. There is no shortage of people in their 50s with little retirement savings. Pension plans like the ones our parents’...
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Just a thought or two.

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A Volunteer Army of Caregivers

A Volunteer Army of Caregivers | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
An idea whose time should come.
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Why not at home in a Village?

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Do Boomers Have The Guts To Change Aging Forever?

Do Boomers Have The Guts To Change Aging Forever? | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Just as society's institutions were grossly unprepared for our baby boom, we have done far too little to prepare for the coming age wave. Ironically, while our demographic heft is not our fault, its impact will be our legacy.
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Of course they do, form villages, and similar "community based" operations to change forever the way we view aging. 

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Why Can't I Live With People Like Me?

Why Can't I Live With People Like Me? | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Professional affinity communities, which I find most appealing, are few and far between.
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Yet another interesting twist on the same question we all pose about aging in place.

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How The Village Movement Helps With Aging Parents - Forbes

How The Village Movement Helps With Aging Parents - Forbes | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
We distance caregivers worry about the little things aging parents need that we can't provide from far away.

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Sandwich Generation: What to Do with Mom and Dad's House? - Nightly Business Report

Sandwich Generation: What to Do with Mom and Dad's House? - Nightly Business Report | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Not a moment anyone looks forward to, but sooner or later Sandwich Generation families must face the issue of what to do with the home grandma and grandpa lived in all those years. Latest by Jeff Brown.

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The Unexpected Reason Facebook May Be Good For Older Adults

The Unexpected Reason Facebook May Be Good For Older Adults | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Spending time on Facebook has been shown to reduce stress levels, slow down heart rates and -- generally speaking -- just simply relax people.

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Home - Village to Village Network

Home - Village to Village Network | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The mission of the Village to Village Network is to enable communities to establish, and effectively manage, aging in community organizations initiated and inspired by their members.
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Release of the Study announced at the Village to Village Comnference alst October.

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Placemaking blog series: The benefits of aging in place

Placemaking blog series: The benefits of aging in place | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Throughout January, MPC’s blog, The Connector, is running a series on the tangible benefits of Placemaking. Read the other entries: The economic benefits of great public places The benefits…
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Some new and different views of a growing awareness.

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Poll: Aging U.S. in Denial About Long-Term Care Need

Poll: Aging U.S. in Denial About Long-Term Care Need | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Bulletin Today | Caregiving | Personal HealthBy Jennifer Agiesta and Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — We’re in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needin...
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The speaks to the "not ready yet" response to the question of anticipated services.

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These 9 Quotes Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

These 9 Quotes Will Make You Feel Better About Aging | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Anti-aging products that fill pharmacy shelves and magazine advertising space push the message that it is better to look, feel and be younger.
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My thoughts exactly!

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Online Reviews of Senior Housing Options, With Caveats

Online Reviews of Senior Housing Options, With Caveats | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
SeniorAdvisor aims to provide consumer reviews of housing options for older Americans.
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Buyer beware, thisorganization has a ring to it that should make anyoone a little suspicious.

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Living | A Goal For Seniors: `Aging In Place' | Seattle Times Newspaper

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Not quite a village but a substitute type of institutional care.

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End-of-life talks lacking between doctors, patients - Senior Living Information Blog

End-of-life talks lacking between doctors, patients - Senior Living Information Blog | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
We'd love to hear from caregivers who have been through this situation... Did you feel like there was a gap in communication?
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All Things Aging: Motivation depends on perspective, no matter what your age

All Things Aging: Motivation depends on perspective, no matter what your age | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Forget Gen Y: Baby Boomers Are the Real Entrepreneurial Risk Takers

Forget Gen Y: Baby Boomers Are the Real Entrepreneurial Risk Takers | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
A new study shows that Baby Boomers take more risks and have more entrepreneurial spirit than Millennials.

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Of course you boomers already knew this.

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I had a hunch this was the case.  This story confirms it.  Go boomers!

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Daily Kos: Despite supposed wealth of over-65s, most depend only on Social Security

Daily Kos: Despite supposed wealth of over-65s, most depend only on Social Security | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Dean Baker writes Time to Bury Pew Report on Wealth by Age Group :

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Not-so-golden years: Over 75, burdened by debt

Not-so-golden years: Over 75, burdened by debt | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The golden years are supposed to be a time when you can live off the wealth you’ve accumulated over a lifetime, not feel like you have to take on more debt to make ends meet.

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There are fewer and fewer of us that retired with a guaranteed pesnion, Social Security AND retirment savings.  The housing crisis, caring for aging parents, and children stuggling all add to the likelihood that there will be even less of us in the future., 

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Are virtual villages the future for elder care? | AirTalk | 89.3 KPCC

Are virtual villages the future for elder care? | AirTalk | 89.3 KPCC | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Andrew Scharlach, Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley; Scharlach studies the village network and co-authored the Rutgers 2012 National Overview of ...

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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
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