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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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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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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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Wyoming Elderly Tough It Out Even As Younger Generations Migrate Away

Wyoming Public Radio

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These days, most rural communities in the U.S. are elderly communities - 15 percent of Wyoming’s population is over 65 and a high percentage of them live on ranches in small towns. New caregiver programs allow seniors to continue living at home and to keep doing what they are able, with assistanc...

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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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The Rise of Dementia Villages — The Happiest Places on Earth?

OZY

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Providing care to the rising number of elderly individuals with dementia is difficult. Some facilities are channeling reminiscience therapy, and designing the homes to stimulate memories, use colours to help perceptions, and have its residents involved in tasks.

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