Posts Tagged "age in place"

Aging happily-A butterfly representing maturity

If you are dreading the golden years, or if you have embarked already on this odyssey but need some inspiration to guide you, then here are five tips for aging happily and adjusting your outlook about aging to one of health, vitality and continuous growth.
Age at home, if you can
Thirty-seven years ago, Rick, a general contractor now 72, and Linda, an interior designer now 71, moved from Simi Valley in California to Auburn Hills, Michigan. Rick and Linda wanted a new environment that would support their well-being. They carefully selected their home because they knew it w…

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systemic inflammation-trainer workout middle-aged woman

“Exercise is the poor man’s plastic surgery.” Maybe you’ve heard this popular fitness quote. Though intended for humor, the quote conveys a truth about exercise. That is, exercise not only makes us feel younger, it also makes us look younger. That’s because exercise slows down the aging process. But, apart from being a source of the fountain of youth, exercise is now recognized as one of the safest and economical ways to prevent many age-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and Alzheimer’s, which are now proven…

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According to a recent Gallup poll, the average age among American retirees is around 62 years old.  Current data provided by the Social Security Administration’s Life Expectancy Calculator states that the life expectancy at 62 for the average male and female is 21.4 and 23.8 years, respectively.  For those entering or already in their retirement years, here are some questions to consider: where do you want to live during your retirement?  If you need care, who will provide it? How far can your savings take you?  What do you want to do during these years?

Where?

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active adults with strong body

How do you want to age? Yes, we do have a choice. It’s the choice between aging and growing old. To age is to move along with life; to grow old is to have life pass you by. One of the ways to age without growing old is to “age in place.” Aging in place refers to the decision that older adults make toward living in their own homes for as long as possible instead of being forced to move because of physical disability or restrictions with their house.  Therefore, maintenance of joints, muscles, and balance while performing activities of daily living are critical factors…

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