Posts Tagged ‘aging’

At Home Downeast volunteer and steering committee member Judy Herrick (left) takes member Margaret Staples to an appointment from her Brooklin home in this December 2014 file photo.

A year later, how this grassroots effort to help elders live at home is snowballing

By Erin Rhoda on Dec. 25, 2015, at 7:16 a.m.
An effort that started in people’s livings rooms on the Blue Hill peninsula is growing its number of members and expanding to other towns, offering hope to other rural Maine communities that there is a way to help aging neighbors live in their beloved homes longer.
Walter Lowe, 67, with wife Annerose, 56, and three of their five children: from left, Henry, 23; Elliott, 16; and Francine, 20; at their Maple Valley, Wash., home.

Many parents willing to sacrifice retirement savings to help children with college payments, survey finds

By, on Nov. 14, 2015, at 4:28 p.m.
Approximately 40 parents of respondents with children or grandchildren consider it an obligation to pay for college for their children/grandchildren, and given the rapidly rising costs, the money has to come from somewhere.

Senior housing funding is a ‘drop in the bucket.’ Here’s how you can plan ahead to age in place

By Jennifer Crittenden on Nov. 05, 2015, at 10:21 a.m.
If you are interested in affordable housing locally, consider getting on a waiting list now while making improvements to your current home.
Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems.

9 tips for aging well

on Oct. 01, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems.
Maria Zakich, right, has a laugh with her mom, Grace Rousset, 86, while exercising at the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California in Orange, California, in this July 2013 file photo.

Whether you’re young or old, here are 5 steps to take now to age well

By Regi Robnett on June 06, 2015, at 7:19 a.m.
Everyone wants to stay sharp as they age, yet many expect that mental dullness will ensue over the course of time. Cognitive decline is not inevitable, however, and the expectation that we all go “senile” stems in part from ageist mindsets. Pause to consider if cognitive losses are, to some …
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Is it a parent’s responsibility to leave an inheritance?

By Erin Rhoda on May 24, 2015, at 8:13 a.m.
A majority of older Americans say yes, unlike their European counterparts.
The documentary Age of Champions tells the stories of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.

These 5 videos about Alzheimer’s, death and the senior Olympics will move, inspire you

By Erin Rhoda on April 22, 2014, at 7 a.m.
Organizers of the Camden International Film Festival are bringing award-winning documentary films and discussions to more than 20 different Maine communities between April and July. The tour marks an effort by CIFF to use film as a way to connect leaders and community members, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of Maine’s aging demographics. Here are …

Kayak trip on the Pemaquid River planned

on Sept. 27, 2011, at 2:12 p.m.
DAMARISCOTTA — Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center will hold a kayaking trip on the Pemiquid River on Sunday, giving participants the chance to spend a fun fall day on the water. Peter Lawrence, a board member of the Pemaquid Watershed Association, will lead the trip set to coincide with Spectrum …