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Recommending Reading for November 2019

Assisted Living, Recommended Reading, The Choice Voice

Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development Written by: George E. Vaillant In a unique series of studies, Harvard University has followed 824 subjects from their teens to old age. Professor George Vaillant now uses these to illustrate the surprising factors involved in reaching happy, healthy […]

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Disappearing Health Care Coverage

Assisted Living, Healthy Aging, Money and Finance ,

Jobs that until now offered generous retiree health care benefits are doing an about-face to save money. Workers are taking on more and more of the costs of being retired as employers shift the risk away from corporations. “Employer-sponsored retiree health coverage once played a key role in supplementing Medicare,” say Tricia Neuman and Anthony […]

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The Effects of Aging on the Nervous System

Assisted Living, Healthy Aging ,

Brain function varies normally as people pass from childhood through adulthood to old age. During childhood, the ability to think and reason steadily increases, enabling a child to learn increasingly complex skills. During most of adulthood, brain function is relatively stable. After a certain age, which varies from person to person, brain function declines. Different […]

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Do You Have Concerns About an Older Driver?

Assisted Living, Senior Care

Do You Have Concerns About an Older Driver? Are you worried about an older family member or friend driving? Recognizing the signs that an aging loved one is no longer able to drive safely is crucial.    It is most helpful if you are able to observe the person’s driving skills.  If that’s not possible, […]

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Recommended Reading for October 2019

Assisted Living, Recommended Reading, The Choice Voice

Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old By John Leland An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”― […]

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Aging and Your Eyes

Assisted Living, Healthy Aging

Are you holding the newspaper farther away from your eyes than you used to? Join the crowd—age can bring changes that affect your eyesight. Some changes are more serious than others, but for many problems, there are things you can do to protect your vision. The key is to have regular eye exams so you […]

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