As more and more seniors are wanting to age in their homes, instead of moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility, homesharing is becoming a viable option for the aging population. To read more about homesharing, click on the following link:
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
Seventy-seven formerly homeless veterans will be the first residents of The Parks at Walter Reed, followed by 134 low-income seniors.
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. shut down in 2011 after the military hospital relocated to Bethesda, Maryland, to combine with the National Naval Medical Center. The move resulted in 110 acres of surplus land, which was initially offered to non-military federal agencies. The General Services Administration and the State Department requested some of the land for a foreign missions center, leaving 66.5 acres in Northwest D.C. for transfer to the D.C. government and ultimately new development on prime land between Georgia Avenue NW and Rock Creek Park.
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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.
To see a list of nearby assisted living facilities compiled by Senior Advisor (senioradvisor.com), click on the following link: https://www.senioradvisor.com/silver-spring-md/assisted-living
To learn more about this program and how to apply for it, click on the following link: https://www.habitatmm.org/homeownership/home-repair/home-repair-program/
For more information and an application form, click on the following link: https://www.habitatmm.org/homeownership/home-repair/aging-in-place/
For those who worry about adult children with disabilities who have “fallen off the cliff” (no longer in school, no more entitlements such as occupational therapy), intergenerational housing that integrates individuals and families with and without disabilities may be a solution. For more information, click on the following link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/rockville-parents-build-a-home-for-their-developmentally-disabled-kids/2019/02/12/d34e6c9a-2be3-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?utm_term=.55ae1b1864d2
A DC housing development for grandparents raising young children: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/01/22/feature/inside-the-innovative-d-c-housing-development-for-grandfamilies/?utm_term=.3f1fae36bd7c