lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia Helps Retirees Remain Active with a Rural Feel and Convenient Pace By: Terri L. Jones “We believe that this town has many of the advantages of larger perhaps more sophisticated cities, but the ambience of Lynchburg suits the way we like to live,” says Anne Behrend, who moved with her husband to The…

assisted living fire

Assisted Living Fire Reminds Seniors and Their Families to be Prepared For Disasters The West Houston assisted living fire was not the first of its kind. A quick Google search shows that there have been over 10 similar fires in retirement communities over the last 12 months. During the Houston assisted living fire, “Over 100…

springfield

Springfield, Ohio…There’s No Place like HOME for Seniors At the turn of the 20th century when the Masons, the Knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows lodges built retirement homes in Springfield, the city earned the moniker, “The Home City.” A century later, seniors are still drawn to the city, but nowadays, it’s for more…

charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia was chosen one of the “Top 10 Healthiest Places to Retire” by AARP The Magazine as well as one of Black Enterprise’s “Best Places to Retire.” Exactly what makes this city rank so high with the retirement experts …and with seniors themselves? In sickness… Not surprisingly, Charlottesville’s status in the retirement arena starts…

home care

Today, more seniors are choosing to stay in their homes as they begin what is known as, “aging in place”. Whether it is an issue of senior preference, finances or just of circumstance, as seniors age inside their home they may find a need for assistance in areas in which they once had complete independence.…

pay for home care

Virginia has publicly funded in-home programs for those who cannot afford private-pay home care.   To find Home Care options in your area, visit http://www.homecarechoice.com Among them the Community Living Program, a nursing home diversion program, and Home and Community Services, a program to enable low-income seniors to live at home.   How To Pay…

planning for retirement

 …or too late! While many baby boomers ping pong between playing adviser to their grown children and caregiver to their senior parents, they often forget about planning for their own future. But retirement is one of the biggest life changes you will ever experience. It’s critical to have a plan in place — way ahead…

caregiving

by Katharine Ross Letting go of autonomy and control isn’t easy for anyone – including senior parents, spouses and loved ones. Trust is the most important component of the caregiving relationship. Without it, the senior can’t communicate their needs comfortably and the caregiver can’t communicate their concerns adequately. Discovering and fully understanding the wishes of…