Seniorities and Senior Housing, with Kathy DeMarsh

“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest this week,...

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Create a Plan to Age in Place

As you age, taking control of your life will necessitate formulating a "living plan". There is a need to remain safe, engaged, healthy, stimulated, and (semi) independent. Each senior is unique, with variations in resources, functionality, family connections, financials. ...

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Senior Isolation in Winter Effects Health

Fact.  The probability of living alone increases as you age.   Have you ever thought about your future this way? Many seniors get creative with housing, and share living arrangements with family.  Or, elders may buy in to a senior living...

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Winter Brings Isolation for Elderly

Winter weather across much of the country is keeping many people indoors, safe and warm. But sometimes, stir-crazy. Being stuck inside can be a particular problem for seniors who live alone – putting their emotional, mental and even physical...

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Preventive Steps for Aging Seniors

As our elderly parents get older, they face increasing challenges. (At some point, we will all experience this!) Many of these challenges are characterized by health issues, and/or physical limitations. It can be quite difficult...

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Juggle Career, Family, and…Care for Aging Parents?

When the unexpected happens, it can cause just about anyone to email work (or your boss) and ask for the day off. Parents face this far too often when an elderly parent becomes ill, or a child can’t...

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High Costs Push Elderly Home

People are aware of the increasing cost of long-term care in the United States.  And, these costs (which included numerous types of long-term care) continue to increase. More and more, seniors are evaluating their options. Currently, the average...

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Seniorities — Scituate Police Chief Stewart

Co-host, “Seniorities”, a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our program this week...

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