Everything listed under: Aging Well

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    Clever Ways Senior Housing Has Kept Residents Engaged During the Pandemic

    By Richard Eisenberg for Next AvenueWhen Senior Living Foresight, a website for senior living community developers and operators, asked if I’d volunteer to host its April 24 Virtual Summit panel: How Senior Housing Is Keeping Residents Engaged in the Pandemic, I agreed. But I was a little dubious about the premise.After all, we’re well aware of the COVID-19 problems some long-term care communities, their residents and families have been dealing with the virus’ spread;...  Read More...

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    Why Aging Immune Systems Are More Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

    By The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) for Next AvenueDr. Sean X. Leng and his laboratory team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study the biology of healthy aging with a focus on chronic inflammation in late-life decline.   Read More...

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    With Coronavirus Shutting Social Security Offices, Here’s What to Do If You Need Help

    By Richard Eisenberg for Next AvenueThe Social Security Administration has closed all its 1,200 field offices around the country until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. So, what will it mean for you if you’ll need help with benefits, a replacement Social Security card or have questions about Social Security or Medicare?The answer depends on how you’ll turn to the Social Security Administration for help as a result. You may be able to get what you need online — though that coul...  Read More...

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    Safeguarding Memories, Telling Stories

    By Julie Pfitzinger for Next AvenueOn a table crowded with microphones and wires, Sam Thiessen Devine places an unpainted wooden truck, outfitted with chunky wheels. At first glance, the simple toy appears to be a well-loved memento from Devine’s childhood. But this is an object that holds memories and stories, and ultimately played a part in the inspiration behind Kinetic Legacy, a Minneapolis-based company founded by Devine, James Holmberg and Sarah Anderson in 2018.In more than one way, ...  Read More...

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    How to Get in Shape for Your Bucket-List Adventure

    By Rashelle Brown for Next AvenueBucket lists and adventure trips are more popular than ever, especially among older adults who are no longer spending their money and time raising children. Maybe you have aspirations to climb Kilimanjaro, hike across the Grand Canyon, ski the Swiss Alps, sail the Caribbean or finally learn how to surf.But are you physically fit enough to not only check that trip off your list and really enjoy the experience? If the answer is no, don’t despair — ...  Read More...