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Decluttering Our Later Lives

Decluttering Our Later Lives

Amara Rose June 13, 2017 6

In a humorous Ziggy cartoon, a man and his dog dig for buried treasure, the man dreaming of gold, and the dog, of course, dreaming of “dog gold”: a chest full of bones. Each

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What the Hack Is Going On?  Digital Protection for Older Adults

What the Hack Is Going On? Digital Protection for Older Adults

Amara Rose April 25, 2017 0

Ideas for Safer Senior Tech I’ve written about how my formerly “Luddite” dad (his term) learned to use a computer at 89, becoming adept enough to hire a plumber based on Yelp reviews and purchase

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Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Amara Rose April 18, 2017 1

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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Planning -Or Procrastinating?

Planning -Or Procrastinating?

Amara Rose March 28, 2017 1

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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What Elders Can Teach Us in These Disruptive Times

What Elders Can Teach Us in These Disruptive Times

Amara Rose March 14, 2017 3

Elder Wisdom for today We’re living in highly disruptive times. That’s a given. That our elders are key to elevating how we live in these disruptive times may be less obvious. But behind the

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Purpose, Connection, Expansion and Love

Purpose, Connection, Expansion and Love

Amara Rose February 28, 2017 0

Closing the Gap / Part 2 What is “work”? More than anything, for elders, it means a sense of purpose and connection: feeling useful in a social environment. We don’t stop wanting to make

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Medication or Meditation?

Medication or Meditation?

Amara Rose February 7, 2017 0

How Mental (St)illness Saves Senior Brains Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can affect up to 20 percent of the population at any one time — and half of these people will progress to full-on dementia,

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This Treehouse Isn’t Just for Kids!

This Treehouse Isn’t Just for Kids!

Amara Rose January 24, 2017 6

The Housing Shift: Part 2 One of the truly exciting aspects of aging in community today is the ingenuity behind some of the communities being developed. For instance, while senior living options such as

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