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1/4/2016 – Aging In Place Needs Out Of The Box Thinking

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While low-income older adults desperately need funding and support, 70% of older Americans (70 million people) do not qualify for government or not-for-profit programs but, at the same time, cannot afford expensive retirement communities or 24/7 care. These people have some resources and most want to age in place. Read the full article at Forbes.

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1/2/2017 – Without Any Family, Aging Adults Rely On Friends For Help

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Some older people don’t have children or other family members to fall back on when they need care. Instead, they find that networks of friends can take up the slack. Read the full article at National Public Radio.

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12/29/2016 – A Gut Makeover for the New Year

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If you’re making resolutions for a healthier new year, consider a gut makeover. Refashioning the community of bacteria and other microbes living in your intestinal tract, collectively known as the gut microbiome, could be a good long-term investment in your health. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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10/19/2016 – Cutting calories may dial back ‘metabolic syndrome’ in older adults

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For overweight and obese older men and women, adding calorie restriction to a resistance training schedule improves at least some metabolic markers, according to a new study. Read the full article at Reuters.

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10/14/2016 – The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban

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Few people in America walk to work. The vast majority of us drive to the supermarket. But more older folks these days are looking for a community where they can enjoy a full life without a car. Read the full article at the New York Times.

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9/11/2016 – Beyond Airbnb: Sharing Homes Offers Seniors Financial and Social Advantages

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Lack of retirement savings and help with chores may lead more to consider renting out extra space. Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal.

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6/30/2016 – Middle age and weight challenges

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Weight management is challenging in our “middle-age” years. Whether because of genetics, aging, hormones, lifestyle, or “life changes,” it is tough for many to lose weight and harder to keep from re-gaining it in these years. While many men deal with similar issues, women face the additional mid-life challenge of menopause. Is mid-life weight gain […]

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6/20/2016 – Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise

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“Of all the things we as physicians can recommend for health, few provide as much benefit as physical activity.” Read the full article at The New York Times.

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6/5/2016 – Making an ‘Aging in Place’ Home

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A retirement expert addresses questions often asked about retirement finances Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal.

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6/2/2016 – Want to Get More Done at the Office? Just Stand Up

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Texas A&M researchers found that workers who could stand at their desks were 46% more productive than those with traditional seated desks. Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal.

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