The Top 3 Daily Reads for Senior News:

Forbes: Three Warning Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Help Handling Finances

Author: Carolyn Rosenblatt

Family get togethers can be eye openers.  If you haven’t seen aging loved ones in awhile, the visible evidence that they are getting older can be a wake-up call.  It can be hard for all of us to accept the effects of passing years on our minds and bodies.  We want our aging parents to stay how they used to be.  For adult children, and I’m one of them, we understand that our aging loved one just needs more help as time goes by.  In our family, it’s about mobility.  In other families with cognitive decline as an issue, it can be about taking charge of things you’ve never dealt with before.  Finances are one of those things,  always a touchy subject.  But that’s an area where we need to be ever vigilant.

 

Senior Housing News: Why Senior Living Must Change ‘Dramatically’ by 2050

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Ideas abound about the future of senior living—what it will look like, where it will be located, and whether it will take the form of the traditional communities of the past.

Certainly today’s innovators in senior living are interested not just in what works today, but what will work tomorrow on the forefront of senior care and senior housing.

 

The New York Times: The Wisdom of the Aged

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After nearly a year of answering questions, John Sorensen posed one of his own: “Do you know what you want to do when you get old?”

It was a day of frustration for Mr. Sorensen, whose 92nd birthday was the day after Christmas. He was in the kitchen of his Upper West Side apartment, holding pieces of a mop that he could not put back together.Gout had made his fingers almost useless, and his right arm hung limp from a torn rotator cuff. Just combing his hair that morning was a struggle.