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The number of people living with several generations under one roof in the United States is at its highest point in 50 years, as families cope with ruinous job losses and foreclosures, researchers said Wednesday.
Pew Report Shows 50-Year High Point for Multi-Generational Family Households (The Washington Post)
Debra K. Hagarty has been named gift planning director for the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) Foundation serving Rockynol Retirement Community in Akron. Hagarty is responsible for managing Rockynol’s major gift program. She will be on campus regularly to assist Rockynol supporters through outright gifts, deferred gifts or their estate plans.
Judy Schuler, RN, is the new executive director of Southwest Senior Independence. She began the position Feb. 8.
In the coming weeks, a Greensburg-based retirement community will be taking another hard look at whether to take its home care services on the road.
Home health care services popular area for expansion (Pittsburgh Business Times)
Jackie McMakin and her husband, David, are not the least bit apprehensive about moving next month from their home of 33 years in McLean, Va., to a retirement community in Shelburne, Vt. “We can’t wait,” said Ms. McMakin, who is 75 and a retired vocational counselor. “It suits our style perfectly — casual and sporty — the L. L. Bean of retirement communities.”
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Fifty years ago, the legendary builder Del Webb wondered whether anyone would be interested in his latest venture, a retirement community built for active seniors. He needn’t have worried. When Sun City, Ariz., opened on New Year’s weekend in 1960, 100,000 people came to visit. The company sold 1,300 homes.
At 88, Grif Crawford knows he's at risk of a fall or other sudden health problem. So he wears a pendant around his neck that can summon help if something goes wrong.
The first annual Rockynol Wreath Fest, held Dec. 10 at 1150 W. Market St., benefited Haven of Rest and the Alzheimer’s Association and drew a crowd of about 150 people.
Wreaths decorate Rockynol (West Side Leader)
Maintaining a robust long-term care workforce is a cornerstone for bolstering the ailing economy, two long-term care leaders said last week.
Long-Term Care Leaders Tout Nursing Home Sector for Jobs (McKnights.com)