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How Elders Are Building New Communities - Forbes

How Elders Are Building New Communities - Forbes | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“ How Elders Are Building New Communities Forbes But mostly, Beth (who is a long-time friend) tells the stories of elders who have found successful new ways to live and are creating their own communities along the way.”
Via Ken Pyburn
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The Gift of Planned Giving : Vermont Maturity

The Gift of Planned Giving : Vermont Maturity | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“ Planned giving offers opportunities for giving under the tax codes that can provide an immediate income for the donor or the charity, or a future income to the charity, while allowing the donor to maintain access or control of the donated funds or...”
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Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective - The Pew Global Attitudes Project

Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective - The Pew Global Attitudes Project | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“ Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective The Pew Global Attitudes Project Aging 01 At a time when the global population of people ages 65 and older is expected to triple to 1.5 billion by mid-century, public opinion on whether the growing number...”
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Baby Boomers: Poorer in Old Age Than Their Parents

Baby Boomers: Poorer in Old Age Than Their Parents | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“ The shift to 401(k)s, financial crisis, and lousy job market leave many scrimping for savings”
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Aging Well Through the Presence of God - Huffington Post

Aging Well Through the Presence of God - Huffington Post | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“Aging Well Through the Presence of God Huffington Post Of course, I'm not the only one to pay this kind of attention to aging.”
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Ageless Beauty - Beliefnet (blog)

Ageless Beauty - Beliefnet (blog) | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
When I read this poem this evening, I was reminded of the elder women who have graced my life. I toast them; raising a glass of sparkling cider. ... She is a role model for 'ripening' which is her word for aging.
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Aging women. True beauty.
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Rural Appalachia Helps Some Women Save For Retirement

Rural Appalachia Helps Some Women Save For Retirement | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“ An experimental program is trying to teach self-employed women the importance of long-term financial security. "You take care of yourself because nobody else is going to," one recruiter says.”
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Nice program, despite limitations. Child care workers, take note!
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Aging in Place: America's Next Big Home Trend

“ Excerpts from the live program presented at the 2013 International Builders' Show by Editor-in-Chief of REMODELING, Craig Webb and Dan Bawden of Legal Eagle ...”
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Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman: “A Human Is Not Really Capable of Creating Really Good Works Until He Reaches 80”

Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman: “A Human Is Not Really Capable of Creating Really Good Works Until He Reaches 80” | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“ In July of 1988, Ingmar Bergman—retired from film—turned 70. He had every reason to believe that his best work lay behind him. After all, he had won three Academy Awards (and the Irving G.”
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Aging Well Through the Presence of God - Huffington Post

Aging Well Through the Presence of God - Huffington Post | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“Aging Well Through the Presence of God Huffington Post Of course, I'm not the only one to pay this kind of attention to aging.”
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Aging Well Through the Presence of God - Huffington Post

Aging Well Through the Presence of God - Huffington Post | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
“Aging Well Through the Presence of God Huffington Post Of course, I'm not the only one to pay this kind of attention to aging.”
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Great thoughts from a leader of the Bruderhof movement - Gift of Years
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For Faith Based Organizations

For Faith Based Organizations | Gift of Years | Scoop.it
Elder Life Planning for Faith- Based Communities is intended to help leaders in communities of faith support members of their congregations by providing resources and information related to the care of aging family members. When customized for a particular Episcopal entity, whether a diocese, parish, or region, this program can ultimately help families and individuals to successfully meet the challenges and responsibilities of caregiving. When properly developed, a care plan can deliver an important message to adult caregivers -- that the care of their aging loved one is directly related to their own physical, emotional, and spiritual care and development. Further, a care plan delivers a critical message to an older person -- that their late life contributions and leadership are not just needed, but essential to the welfare of the larger community. Program Features (selected) • Reduces the stress-related complications that family caregivers face • Provides caregiver educational programs • Provides caregivers and seniors with a “hand-to-hold”, available 24/7, multi-languages, professional service providers and unlimited access • Supports the successful aging of older members • Equips clergy and church leaders with resources, training, and education to provide effective pastoral care to caregivers and seniors • Promotes successful aging • Enhances adult ministry, by addressing the social, financial, legal, health issues that accompany aging
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