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Washington Becomes First State To Approve Publicly-Funded Long-Term Care

Originally published in The Intercept on April 26, 2019.

Washington state lawmakers on Tuesday passed the nation’s first long-term care benefit program, which would provide residents with up to $36,500 to pay for costs like caregiving, wheelchair ramps, meal deliveries, and nursing home fees. 1,461 more words

Windsor conference celebrates all parts of aging — including intimacy

Through art, sex and more, seniors just want to express themselves.

As a registered social worker at two local long-term care homes, Candace Hind knows sexual desire — and a desire to maintain all of life’s freedoms — doesn’t stop the moment older adults receive their first pension cheques. 825 more words

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What's your fitness age?

As the Canadian population continues to age, quality of life becomes more important.

It’s one thing just to age, but something completely different to maintain the physical independence of someone years or decades younger. 144 more words


One Hundred Years

When I think of my Aunt Valeria I think of her raisin and pecan cookies that she called “hermits” and her carrot cake that was the best that I have ever tasted. 1,339 more words


Aging is about more than a number

I apologise to anyone who finds this ageist. It’s not meant that way but is a personal observation following a hard week in the journey with an aged and much loved relative. 288 more words


"More than half of middle-income seniors will lack resources for housing and care, study says" - The Boston Globe

Senior housing with health care services will be out of reach for more than half of middle-income Americans over 75 years old in the coming decade, according to a new study.  154 more words


The Man is a Freakin' Saint

So. Some of you read my post about having my sleep study. Some of you even asked me to update you on the results. 534 more words