Intergenerational Living Apps

March 05, 2019 -

Intergenerational living is no longer limited to sharing a home with multiple generations of family members. In the United States and Canada, people are adopting a new housing model that aims to help Baby Boomers with extra space in their homes connect with people from younger generations who need affordable housing. Pairing up older homeowners…

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Is Ageism in the Eye of the Beholder?

February 25, 2019 -

With the Baby Boomer generation moving into older adulthood, ageism has become a primary concern, especially among those who serve that segment of the population. The term denotes prejudice based on a person’s age. Dealing with it involves many approachesStrategies for Tackling Ageism One strategy is to simply ignore differences in age and treat older…

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Addressing the Social Needs of Older Adults

February 21, 2019 -

Humans are hard-wired to desire the company of others. No matter our age, we have social needs which include being loved, community belonging and peer acceptance. However, the following factors can influence the degree to which we crave companionship. Diversity While all older adults have social needs, those needs can differ when cultural and individual…

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How to Keep the Romance Alive as an Older Adult

February 14, 2019 -

Are you an older adult who has lost the spark in their relationship? Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bring it back. People who would like to bring their love out of hibernation have options. Both relationship experts and surveys of older adults show that keeping romantic flames burning requires a little effort, especially…

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5 Valentine’s Day Activities for the Whole Family

February 13, 2019 -

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples! A family-focused Valentine’s Day activity will help family members of every age bond. Grandparents, parents, and children can strengthen their connections and have fun with these Valentine’s Day family activities. Go to a Live Show Many plays, sporting events and concerts cater to all ages, and live events are…

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Winter Indoor Activities for Older Adults

January 24, 2019 -

Despite the fact that the days are short and the weather is cold, there are plenty of ways that older adults can enjoy their winter days. If you’re running low on ideas for indoor activities, you can try some of the ones outlined below. Hey—you may just find your new favourite pastime! Table Games Card…

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5 Ways Older Adults Can Be Healthy and Happy in 2019

January 17, 2019 -

As 2018 winds down, many of us are looking forward to the fresh start of a new year. It’s common for people to make several resolutions but abandon them after a few months. This year, consider focusing on one or two important goals. If you’re unsure where to start, you can choose one of the…

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Highlights from The Seniors Housing News’ Report on Intergenerational Housing

January 10, 2019 -

Retirement populations are changing—and so are retirement communities. Consumer demand, economics, demographics and land use are all driving the need for homes that accommodate older adults who want a higher quality of life. Because unlike the stereotypes of yore, today’s active generation boast better health, rising life expectancy, and fulfilling days. They want to remain…

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Isolation is a Top Issue for Older adults

January 03, 2019 -

In an effort to determine how the nation can best serve its senior population, Canada’s Minister of Older adults Filomena Tassi has been travelling across the country to meet with various citizens, families and organizations. The purpose of her tour is to get in touch with the people and better understand what the most pressing…

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How to Celebrate the Holidays in a Retirement Community

December 19, 2018 -

If this is your first time spending the holidays in your retirement community, you may be a bit concerned about how different it will be from your holiday celebrations at home. Here are a few suggestions on making the season fun, festive and warm. Don’t Wait. Initiate! If you are less mobile in your retirement…

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