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A Twist on Caring for a Parent: Move Into the Home

The New York Times

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A few adult children have found that the simplest arrangement can be found in an apartment at the same retirement community, as it enables them to care for their elderly parents efficiently.

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Why a Boston Suburb Combined Its High School and Senior Center

CityLab

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A Boston suburb combined its high school and senior center to create a hub for the community. The result has saved space and forged interesting friendships.

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The Sense of an Ending

The New Yorker

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More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses, and that number is growing as the population ages - without any immediate prospect of a cure, advocacy groups have begun promoting ways to offer people with dementia a comfortable decline instead of imposing on them a medical...

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For Healthy Aging, a Late Act in the Footlights

The New York Times

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EngAGE is a program that funds alternative housing for low-income older people in California. They offer recreational classes that help keep people mentally and physically young.

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Getting a Senior Discount? Here's How to Give It Away

The New York Times

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Not all seniors need the various discounts they receive. The Boomerang Giving project allows them to donate back the difference of the discounts on things like movie tickets to a charity of their choice, benefiting not only a community cause but also their own mental and physical health. Various ...

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Seniors Take Manhattan

Politico Magazine

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Cities tend to be dangerous and difficult places to live for older residents. A private public partnership in New York is catering to seniors through small changes in the city such as para-transit options and seniors-only hours at public establishments.

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With a Daily Dial, Police Reach Out to Seniors

Government Technology (GovTech)

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Living alone can be tough for seniors, for those without family nearby to check on them no one will know if they suffer a medical emergency. Hundreds of suburban and rural police agencies in the US are offering seniors a free automated phone call every day which they will follow up with a house v...

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What if doctors could prescribe something to treat social isolation in seniors? It's happening now in Silicon Valley.

Washington Post

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LinkAges is a program by Palo Alto Medical Foundation focused on building a community of individuals from different generations to prevent social isolation. This program connects elders with social engagement at the end of their care.

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Uber, but for Grandma

Politico

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The way cities are built in the United States makes getting around without driving a car difficult. This means that, for an increasingly aging population, mobility can be a significant issue, leading to challenges such as missed medical appointments and loneliness that can actually decrease lifes...

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Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

The New York Times

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Slightly more than eighteen percent of the Dutch population is sixty-five or older and with this aging demographic comes new challenges. To combat the very serious risks that living alone and aging poses to seniors, the Netherlands has seen the rise of a new class: one that teaches elderly people...

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