Several factors contribute to low physical activity levels of assisted living residents

ANN ARBOR—Many people assume that when older loved ones move to an assisted living community, the planned activities will help their relatives get more physically active. But that’s not often the case.

Signs That You Need to Take Over the Reigns of Your Senior Loved Ones Finances

By James Hall ~ Managing one’s finances properly is a challenging task no matter your age but this can become even increasingly difficult as you age and you don’t have the financial freedom that you once had. For example, you may be witnessing a senior loved one grapple with the issue of their finances for […]

IIHS Study: Intersection assistance tech shows big promise for older drivers

ARLINGTON, Va. — Advanced technologies designed to help drivers navigate intersections could address a third of the crashes that cause older driver injuries and fatalities, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. 

Apply to Serve on Aging Commission!

Check out This Opportunity for Those Who are Passionate About Older Adults and Aging Issues The state of Colorado is looking for individuals who are interested in:  participation in a citizen-led commission focused on issues impacting older Coloradans ● policy development that empowers and supports older Coloradans  ensuring that Colorado is the best state in […]

The Future of Aging in Colorado Conference

Plan to Attend the Webinar or In-Person ~ After more than seven years in operation, the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging sunsets on June 30th, 2022. It is hosting a conference, with support from the Colorado Commission on Aging, to plan for the future of aging in Colorado building on the work of both […]

Oregon State University part of $20M effort to develop AI to help elderly live at home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of researchers including Oregon State University’s Kagan Tumer, director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, has received a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science foundation to build intelligent systems that help people as they grow old.

How to Prevent Falls in the Home

By Lisa Cini, ASID, IIDA ~ If you are a senior, falling is a common problem and leads to a loss of independence, hospitalization, lack of confidence, and in some cases death. Each year in the USA one in four people over 65 years old experiences a fall. Avoiding falls in the first place is a vital […]

The Choice is Yours: Choosing a Respite Care Provider

By Tia Sauceda, Seniors’ Resource Center ~ If you’re a family caregiver, you know that providing support for your loved one can feel like a full-time job. Finding a balance between caretaking and other responsibilities can be overwhelming, but with a Respite Provider, your loved one receives the care they need while giving you time […]

‘Aging well’ greatly affected by hopes and fears for later life, OSU study finds

By Molly Rosbach ~ CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you believe you are capable of becoming the healthy, engaged person you want to be in old age, you are much more likely to experience that outcome, a recent Oregon State University study shows.

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