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Senior Living: Week in Review July 23

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenJuly 27, 2012

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:

“Golden” Olympians: Where They Are Today

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

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The Sandwich Generation: 21st Century Super-Caregivers

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

Facing Foreclosure After 50: An Uncomfortable Truth

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

More News!

High Cost of Living in the U.S. drives American Retirees Abroad

Seniors Face Heat Problems

Music Has Big Brain Benefits Compared to Other Leisure Pursuits

Israeli Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign Confuses Theater Audience

Flexible Care Models, Licensing Keeps Independent Living Competitive

Alzheimer’s Disease: Exercise May Reduce ‘Senior Moments’

Old-Style Doc Says House Call Is Best Medicine

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