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Alive Inside!  The Old, the Young, the Disenfranchised…and Music

Alive Inside! The Old, the Young, the Disenfranchised…and Music

Amara Rose May 23, 2017 0

  The idea for Alive Inside!, a documentary about the effects of music on elders with dementia, began with 94-year-old Henry, who was unresponsive and “had been parked in the hallway of a nursing

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Reimagining Retirement: Encore Careers At Any Age

Reimagining Retirement: Encore Careers At Any Age

Amara Rose May 9, 2017 0

For many people, the seventh and eighth decades of life are a work renaissance, as a recent New York Times piece makes clear. And while older adults, particularly women, do need the money, many

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Older Americans Month: Celebrating Ageless Perennials

Older Americans Month: Celebrating Ageless Perennials

Amara Rose May 2, 2017 0

For most of human history, “aging” wasn’t a hot topic. In the Iron Age, people didn’t live past their twenties. By 1900, the average lifespan was still under 50 in the United States. When

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Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Amara Rose April 18, 2017 0

How Elder Living is Evolving Part 2 “The paradigm of creating dependence for elders is so ingrained,” says Emi Kiyota, PhD, even those who work in the field may need to be shocked into

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Raw, Unpasteurized, And Ready to Roll

Raw, Unpasteurized, And Ready to Roll

Amara Rose April 11, 2017 0

How Elder Living is Evolving Part 1 Older people aren’t milk or horses, but we tend to treat them that way: “pasteurizing” elders by removing their essence as they grow old, putting them “out

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Andragogy: Lifelong Learning Around the Globe

Andragogy: Lifelong Learning Around the Globe

Amara Rose April 4, 2017 1

In medicine, the motto is: see one, do one, teach one. A little scary if you’re about to be a surgeon’s first patient — but a positive life philosophy when applied to active aging.

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Planning -Or Procrastinating?

Planning -Or Procrastinating?

Amara Rose March 28, 2017 0

Recently, a HECM client contacted ReverseFocus.com with a crucial question: is his new wife covered under HUD’s Non-Borrowing Spouse (NBS) provision if he passes away first? He’d saved this blog post that touched on

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Walk This Way: How to Create Age-Friendly Cities

Walk This Way: How to Create Age-Friendly Cities

Amara Rose March 21, 2017 0

Creating Age-Friendly Cities When we’re young, living in the city means nightlife, culture, great eats, and easy transportation to work and play. For older adults, however, the picture can look very different: skateboards and

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