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2018 Year in Review

By January 7, 2019No Comments
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It was an exciting and productive year for us at We launched a new website which has been generating interest in our mission. Shortly after that, we introduced a short, and as it turned out all too timely video about emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures especially for those living in a suburban/wildland interface areas. I also collaborated on a short video for Marin Villages honoring their members over 90 years old and traveled to Oregon to shoot segments for new films that you will see soon. In March, I was on a senior symposium panel presented by Vanguard Properties called “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” Assemblyman Marc Levine chaired the panel which included Lisa Brinkmann, the Executive Director of Marin Villages as well as others offering financial and practical advice for addressing those questions.

We also posted many articles on social media. We compiled a list of some articles exploring where and how we’ll live as we grow older which we felt were worthy of further review. Many others have been posted to their pertinent categories in the More Info section of the site.

Please let us know what you think and if there are any areas you’d like us to cover. Best wishes to all for a healthy, fun and interesting new year.

Man-questioning A Home-Mate Is Not A Caretaker (But Can Make a Difference) A home-mate is a person who shares the home and has an independent life. While home-mates may help each other out, it is a reciprocal relationship where each gives and receives. –

elderly woman alone in her bedroomOne Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan Dr. Barak Gaster, had spent three years working with specialists in geriatrics, neurology, palliative care, and psychiatry to come up with a five-page document that he calls a dementia-specific advance directive. – New York Times

 “…but I love my home”: Is Staying in Your House the Right Move? “I firmly believe that if more people understood and explored the numerous senior living options that are available to them these days, they might reconsider this desire to stay in their current home.  But, for the sake of argument, let’s examine some of the reasons people say they hope to stay in their current home.” –

a tiny houseCan Tiny Houses Help People Age in Place? This an example of architecture and technology that can help you be independent for longer. That enhanced independence is an important way of addressing ageism – NextAvenue

street scene in Milan ItalyStudents in Milan are moving in with the elderly to fight loneliness and save money “Intergenerational living makes great sense, not only economically, but also emotionally.” – World Economic Forum

senior black womanHow To Do A Trial Run Before Relocating In Retirement  Many American workers dream of punching out for the final time, packing their suitcase, hopping on a plane and permanently relocating to a new city or even state in retirement. What those retirees probably don’t anticipate are the variables and unexpected costs that inevitably come with moving: housing costs, taxes, insurance and access to quality medical care. – Forbes/Next Avenue

rug with lumps10 Environmental Hazards That Cause Older Adults To Fall & How To Avoid Them Every year, one out of every three adults age 65 or older will fall. It is a problem that can cause serious consequences including broken bones, closed head injuries, bruising and more. This is a big problem and needs to be addressed. How many falls occur each year? A lot. Health Care Associates

4 people reaching their hands together in agreement Good Hearts, Crowded House There are all sorts of ways that people share housing. This article is about people sharing because they can. It’s not an economic decision, there’s no money exchanged. –

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