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Elder Orphans: Ending the Isolation

Elder Orphans: Ending the Isolation

Amara Rose October 3, 2017 0

We call children “orphans” if they lose their parents, but don’t tend to associate this description with people at the other end of the life spectrum. And while foster care exists to help the

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Staying Smart About Senior “Savings”

Staying Smart About Senior “Savings”

Amara Rose September 26, 2017 2

Are smooth sales pitches depleting senior wallets?

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Transportation or Transposition?

Transportation or Transposition?

Amara Rose September 19, 2017 2

One gets you a ride, the other doesn’t Does our brain scramble signals as we age? Consider this story: I have a toll-free business line (an 800 number). For several years, I’ve periodically retrieved

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Red Pill or Blue Pill?  Sense-ible Medication Keeps Seniors Safer

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Sense-ible Medication Keeps Seniors Safer

Amara Rose September 13, 2017 0

The dictum, “You are what you eat,” just leapt to the next level. Yes, it’s important to eat right, especially as we age, and to take appropriate, doctor-prescribed medications on schedule. Smartphone apps such

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Amara Rose September 6, 2017 5

We’ve covered seniors and hearing loss, including the incredible regenerative benefits of music for brain health. There are even technologies that help senior living communities keep residents engaged with hearing assistance that adjusts individual

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Space, The Final Frontier: Seniors Living Apart Together

Space, The Final Frontier: Seniors Living Apart Together

Amara Rose August 22, 2017 2

People choose not to cohabit for various reasons. They may live far apart geographically, and love their respective homes too much to move. Or they want to remain near kids/grandkids. A huge issue for

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The Gig Is Up:  How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

The Gig Is Up: How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

Amara Rose August 15, 2017 2

Once upon a 1099, it was called freelancing. The newest catchphrase is “gig economy“. But however one refers to flexible, part-time, independent contractor work, it seems seniors are piloting the ship: since 1995, those

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