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You know a lot about the ways of the world, and you are fully able to take care of yourself. But safety always has to be your first concern when you are venturing back into the dating scene, where an atmosphere of implied trust can put a woman at her most vulnerable.

There are all kinds of benefits to downsizing in your golden years — lower energy bills, a smaller space to clean and maintain, and the potential of moving closer to loved ones are just a few. It’s a wonderful way to open the door to the next stage of your life. Even so, downsizing can be a difficult and sometimes painful experience for seniors. Saying goodbye to the home they’ve raised a family in doesn’t come easily, even if it’s the right choice from a logical standpoint.

Includes information designed for Older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.

As a veteran, you have given your time, energy, and your health to serve our country. A grateful country has many ways in which to give back: veterans’ services are one of those. Overseen by the Department of Veterans Affairs – or the VA, as it’s commonly known – veterans’ services are an important part of preserving a high quality of life for veterans and their caregivers.

Represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation's elderly. Its membership consists of over 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services.

The American Association of Homes for the Aging (AAHA) is the national nonprofit organization representing more than 4,500 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, and community service agencies for the elderly. AAHA is headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices in Albany, Orlando, Chicago, and Denver.

The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of more than 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults.

A foremost provider of professional information in the field of aging, through its Annual Meeting, Summer Series on Aging and other conferences held throughout the country. In recent years, membership constituent units have been developed in the areas of mental health and aging, older adult education, managed care and aging, business and aging, gay and lesbian aging issues, retirement planning, disability and rehabilitation and religion, spiritually and aging. ASA has encouraged the development of new products and technologies to assist older persons in the activities of daily living, produced a video educating the public to the need for "elder-friendly" neighborhoods and developed a CD-ROM training persons in late-life depression and suicide.

Imagine this scenario: You come home from work and your front door, sensing your presence, automatically unlocks for you. You walk in, carrying bags of groceries, and as you enter the kitchen, the lights turn themselves on. You put your groceries away and realizing that you forgot an item, you send a request to your grocery store for a delivery using a touchscreen built right into the refrigerator. You settle down in the living room to watch television. Sensing that you’re slightly chilly from information gathered from your smart watch, the thermostat automatically increases the temperature of your home to keep you comfortable. You go to bed at 10:30, like always, and as you pull the covers up over your head, your bedroom lights automatically dim. If you listen carefully, you can hear the click of your doors automatically locking for the night.

Dedicated to assisting senior citizens and their families with health-related legal issues.

When disaster strikes, our first instinct is to check in with our loved ones and make sure they’re okay. But if your loved one is a senior or has a disability, you can’t afford to wait to “check in” — timing is everything during an emergency, and you need to buy them as much time as possible to react independently. You should create an emergency preparedness guide to keep them safe and accessible even as a crisis is unfolding

Resources for Elder Care.

Are you planning to build a new house or thinking of renovating your house? If you are, will your design ideas turn your house into a suitable home for your old age or will it be a problem?

Senior addiction isn’t a topic that’s widely discussed, but it’s estimated that about 2.5 million older adults in America have a substance abuse issue. Whether you’ve been struggling with it your entire life or the issue developed only after you became a parent, addiction can have an incredibly damaging effect on your relationships with your children. And unfortunately, those effects can linger even after you’ve entered recovery.

Housekeepers generally need to look at the home to be cleaned in order to assess how much to charge. They set up an in-home consultation with prospective employers to get a better understanding of the home, the cleaning requirements, and exactly what they will be expected to do, in order to determine the correct price.

Provides information, technical assistance and professional development to the nation's 57 State and Territorial Agencies on Aging, which are charged by the Older Americans Act and directed by the governors and state legislatures to advance the social and economic agenda of older persons in their respective states.

NCOA is an association of organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being and continuing contributions of older persons through leadership and service, education, and advocacy. NCOA's members include professionals and volunteers, service providers, consumer and labor groups, businesses, government agencies, religious groups and voluntary organizations. NCOA accomplishes its mission through leadership, education and training, publications, research and development, community services, employment programs, coalition building public policy and advocacy efforts essential in our culturally diverse society.

As people age, their bodies naturally begin to break down and need more vitamins, minerals, and supplements than ever before. There’s nothing that can be done about that, but seniors can begin to start changing their diets before they reach this point. By adding just a few things to a diet, seniors can avoid losing muscle mass, lessen joint pain, and lower their risk of some diseases.

The Older Women's League (OWL) is a national membership organization addressing the special concerns of midlife and older women. OWL works to provide mutual support for its members to achieve economic and social equity for its constituents, and to improve the image and status of older women. OWL bridges the gap between the women's groups and organizations representing aging to achieve these goals.

SeniorJobBank.org has been committed to bringing together employers with qualified older job seekers.

Before World War II, most homes were built one or two at a time, with each home being built to meet the unique needs of the family it was intended for. After the war, builders met the huge demand for housing by rolling out large subdivisions of standardized homes. The builders wanted to build rooms that met the ergonomic needs of the typical adult.

Are there some exercises that older adults should never do — or at least use with extreme caution? It’s not an easy question to answer, but there are three types of exercises that present more risk than reward.

rescription drug use is on the rise in the United States. With that comes a rise in abuse and misuse, especially among the elderly as they are more likely to be taking prescription medications. Individuals 65 years and older account for one-third of all medications prescribed, which is disproportionate to the percentage of the population that they represent, approximately 13% of the population in the United States. Furthermore, the number of people over 65 taking three or more prescription drugs increased from about one-third in 1988 to almost one-half in 2000. Drug misuse and abuse in the elderly is of special concern because it can cause cognitive and physical impairment— putting this population at greater risk for falls, motor vehicle accidents, and making them generally less able to care for their daily needs.

It’s an old adage, but it’s true: Home is where the heart is. That’s why, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to age in their own home. It’s also the reason that adults with disabilities would rather make accommodations to their own home in order to stay there after experiencing a life-changing disability, than move into a facility that can better accommodate their immediate needs.

 
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