Archive for mobility

3/17/2016 – Europe Bets on Robots to Help Care for Seniors

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Mechanical aides can pick up groceries and take out the trash. Read the full article at Bloomberg.

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3/7/2016 – Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging

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The arts in their myriad forms are enhancing the lives and health of older people — and not just those with dementia — helping to keep many men and women out of nursing homes and living independently. With grants from organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Institute on Aging, incredibly […]

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1/28/2016 – Step training may reduce fall risk for the elderly

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Step training focused on improving gait and balance may help prevent falls among the elderly, a recent research review suggests. Read the full article at Reuters.

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1/25/2016 – The Surprising Secret to Aging Well

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A Next Avenue Influencer in Aging says it’s all about the bones. Read the full article at Next Avenue.

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1/19/2016 – New online service targets aging-in-place residents

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HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace for home repair, maintenance and renovation services, has partnered with the National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) to launch an online resource center focused on the needs of individuals who want to age in place. The resource center provides articles and advice, project cost information and connects homeowners with prescreened local […]

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11/20/2015 – Small Residences for the Elderly Provide More Personal, Homelike Care

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For greater warmth and nurturing, seniors are turning to small residences and privately owned care homes that are often unmarked in residential neighborhoods. They are usually newer, sometimes cheaper, and generally offer more customized care than most nursing homes. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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11/12/2015 – Obesity Rises Despite All Efforts to Fight It, U.S. Health Officials Say

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Despite years of efforts to reduce obesity in America, including a major push by Michelle Obama, federal health officials reported Thursday that the share of Americans who were obese had not declined in recent years, and had edged up slightly. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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11/9/2015 – It’s Never Too Soon To Plan Your ‘Driving Retirement’

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“Retirement is something that happens to all of us,” Betz says. “Maybe we even look forward to it. You prepare for it, you make financial plans, you think about what you’re going to do.” But most seniors don’t do that when it comes to driving,” says Dr. Emmy Betz, an emergency medicine specialist who does […]

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9/28/2015 – Hearing Loss Costs Far More Than Ability to Hear

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Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting adults, and the most common among older adults. An estimated 30 million to 48 million Americans have hearing loss that significantly diminishes the quality of their lives — academically, professionally and medically as well as socially. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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9/21/2015 – Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile

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Regular exercise may help seniors’ minds stay as agile as their bodies, a new study finds. Read the full article at U.S. News and World Report.

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