National Institute on Aging on Aging in Place

Older woman and her caregiver giving her a meal

The stairs are getting so hard to climb.

“Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner.

“I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home.

These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish — “I want to stay in my own home!” The good news is that with the right help you might be able to do just that. Staying in your own home as you get older is called “aging in place.” This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently.

Click on the following link for more information:https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/aging-place-growing-older-home

 

 

Housing for elders in Japan

Elderly residents of Yuimarl Jinnan enjoy a meal together at a shared community space. | COURTESY OF COMMUNITY NET

The Yuimarl series of serviced housing units operated by Community Net Inc. offers affordable, barrier-free residences for agile, healthy elders who don’t require round-the-clock care but are looking for the freedom associated with rental housing along with other perks — community events, health consultations and, perhaps most importantly, monitoring services. With over a dozen facilities in operation and more being planned, the company’s business model appears to be thriving in a nation where 1 in 4 people are over 65 years old.

To read more about these apartments, click on the following link: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/11/16/national/social-issues/gray-wave-japan-attempts-deal-increasingly-elderly-population/?hootPostID=be3155e12966517f41d351b9850180b6#.XdKcb1dKiUk

Beacon Newspapers 50+ Expo Sunday Oct. 6th, 2019

Beacon 50+Expo, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

 

For the 20th year in a row, the Beacon Newspapers will present its FREE 50+Expo as a community service on Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring, Md.

There you’ll find more than 75 government agencies, nonprofits and local businesses offering useful information about aging in place, retirement communities, home remodeling, financial planning, healthcare, travel, fitness, senior services and more.

Keynote speaker Dr. Matthew Mintz, a board-certified internist and Washingtonian Top Doc, will speak about “Medical cannabis and CBD oil: What you need to know.”

There will also be free health screenings (balance, bone density, blood pressure and glaucoma), vaccines for flu, pneumonia, tetanus and shingles (Shingrix), giveaways, door prizes and entertainment.

For more information, call the Beacon at (301) 949-9766 or visit theBeaconNewspapers.com.

Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the home.

Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute (http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/ce/lifelonglearning.html) offers a course on assistive technology devices that can help older adults with getting around, communicating, and handling routine tasks.  It covers how to implement assistive technology solutions to address accessibility needs in each room of your home.  Smart technologies for the home as sell as smartphone applications that can support aging in place are also covered.  In addition, information is provided about Montgomery County resources that promote successful aging in place.  Recommended for older adults who want to stay in their homes as they age, as well as for their children or caregivers.  Reduced tuition for those 60 or older.