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The Road To Caregiving

According to the US Department of Labor, over half of America’s workforce is involved in some way with caring for an aging parent or relative. Up to eighty percent of this help is unpaid and according to AARP, the average caregiver provides personal care and does household maintenance chores for at least twelve hours per week. 409 more words

Senior Care

Tackling the Task of Downsizing the Home: Advice for Seniors and Family Caregivers

The Civil War sword. The vintage jewelry. Truckstop plates from all 50 states. Grandma’s china set. Heirlooms or have-to-go’s? It all depends on your point of view. 266 more words

Elder Care Hillsborough New Jersey (NJ)

Demographics

According to a Washington Post article citing U.S. Census data, the three states with the highest median age are Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. This probably doesn’t come as a great surprise to many of us living here, but it does raise some stark issues. 255 more words

Looking at housing options when stairs become a challenge

By Iris Winston

The forever home we purchased 13 years ago is still our first choice for the rest of our lives, but is it the best choice for the golden (make that the rusting) years? 728 more words

Homes

More Life With a Dog

By Ann Rodgers, PNA Village Member

Reading the recent article posted here, On Life With a Dog, by Jane Brody, made me want to share my own story with the Village. 118 more words

Seen & Heard

2014 Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Housing Assessment

Earlier this week we had a report come out through AHFC and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) which fully comes out to over a thousand pages.  124 more words

Demystifying Home Care

Editor’s Note: The following essay began as a guest post for OpenPlacement, a company that links seniors and their families with providers of senior housing and home care services.  979 more words

Aging And Elders