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The Art of Playful Aging

The Art of Playful Aging

Amara Rose August 25, 2015 4

We’ve discussed the connection between aging and creativity, especially when accessing one’s creative well can enhance memory. But creativity can go even deeper: helping to transform communities and heal generational rifts. In Portugal, an

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Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

Amara Rose August 18, 2015 8

Borrower Competency and Written Agreements It’s a situation most loan officers who deal with older people will face at some point: while many elders may take awhile to come up with the word they

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Digital Durables

Digital Durables

Amara Rose August 11, 2015 0

Part Two: A Picture is Worth…  The topic is as old as the hills, but the platform is relatively new: time management in the digital landscape. In response to Digital Durables, in which we

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App-solutely Easy: Visionary Elder Tech

App-solutely Easy: Visionary Elder Tech

Amara Rose August 4, 2015 2

New Technology Making Senior’s Lives Easier As we explored last year in Caring for the Caregivers, technology can make aging easier on both sides of the care equation. Here are some exciting new ways

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I Knew You Looked Familiar

I Knew You Looked Familiar

Amara Rose July 28, 2015 5

Brightening, Boosting, Reimplanting Our Brains Alzheimer’s disease is costly, both in terms of what we lose to the illness, and in terms of treatment. The sixth leading cause of death, by 2050 the number

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Live Long & Prosper: Part 2

Live Long & Prosper: Part 2

Amara Rose July 21, 2015 2

A Good Life Until the Very End Old age is not a disease, though modern medicine has been treating it as one, argues Harvard Medical school professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his compelling

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Live Long & Prosper: Part 1

Live Long & Prosper: Part 1

Amara Rose July 14, 2015 4

How Will We Fill The Bonus Years? “I’m grateful for every age I’m blessed to become.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey, from What I Know For Sure As we’ve discussed previously, while dying is feared in

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Scam Alert: How to Keep Seniors Safer

Scam Alert: How to Keep Seniors Safer

Amara Rose July 7, 2015 8

Not long after filing his 2014 tax return, my father received a strange, somewhat sinister message on his answering machine: the IRS was going to sue him for back taxes! At 90, my dad

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