Senior Living: Week in Review July 23
Get the latest news, trends and tips in senior living for the week of July 23rd…
What an interesting week in senior news!
From the baby boomer presence in the 2012 Senior Olympics in TN—revealing elderly prowess in basketball, cycling, swimming, track, and more—to the latest news on the government’s next steps for national Alzheimer’s plans; this week hasn’t been dull.
A Place for Mom recently focused on getting the word out to promote pet-friendly assisted living, and we’re happy to say that the nation has followed! Pet organizations, such as The Humane Society, PAWS, SPCA and Paws in the City across the U.S. have helped us promote our effort and pet-friendly assisted living articles and media have a strong presence in today’s news.
We also recently launched senior living guides for different areas across the U.S. Families can find local senior living costs, discounts, volunteer opportunities, community programs, meal services, education, public transportation, local hospitals or senior living accommodations to help them. More region guides are coming, so if you don’t see your area featured, be sure to check back!
And here are the daily posts on A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Blog:
Former Olympians can teach us a thing or two about aging gracefully and keeping a healthy-living perspective. Learn where some former Olympians are today and why fitness has made such an imprint on their daily lives. Times have a-changed for the Olympics. 1948′s World War II bombed city was the ambiance for the last London… Read the full article
What do you get when you combine a soccer mom and a family caregiver? Many of us might be inclined to respond, “Superwoman!” before asking to hear a better joke. But sociologists have a deadpan answer: “You get a member of the Sandwich Generation.” Caring for an aging parent is an immense challenge, and one… Read the full article
We know that America was hit by the recession, and sadly, that also includes the senior citizens—a demographic that should be preparing for retirement. Instead, many 50+ homeowners are in foreclosure and are losing one of their biggest financial investments—their homes. Retirement and old age is typically associated with stability and relaxation. Americans in their… Read the full article
About the Author
Dana Larsen is a senior living writer at A Place for Mom, the nation’s largest senior care referral service. A Place for Mom helps more than 200,000 families each year find the best assisted living and memory care facilities for their needs and budget across the United States.
Dana is mother to two bright-eyed, zealous children, and is caregiver to a vivacious and quirky 88-year-old grandmother. Her passions include dancing, yoga, traveling, good food and the arts. She graduated with honors from University of Washington with a degree in English and Communications and achieved Technical Communications Certification from Bellevue College. View Dana’s Google Profile.
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