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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.”
[Like a College Visit, Minus Kegs ]http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/garden/14nursing.html?_r=1/ "Title of website")(The New York Times)
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)
CFRE International has named northwest Ohio native Kimberly Danes as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Danes is gift planning director for the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) Foundation serving Swan Creek Retirement Village in Toledo.
Ideally, selecting a nursing home should be a careful, deliberate process carried out by a patient and family members who have a good sense of the patient’s wishes.
Seek Family Member's Input on Choosing Home (Standard-Times)
Before deciding which retirement community to call home, Ruth Von Bramer did her homework.
Research is Key in Choosing a Retirement Community (The Catholic Review)
Silly suggestions, ridiculous responses and loads of laughter filled the room Nov. 5 at The Gallen Adult Health Care Center as children from the improv comedy group "Alpine Rocks, Come Laugh!" visited.
Kids and Seniors Bonding Through Laughter (Northern Valley Suburbanite)
Every morning at 10 a.m. sharp, Juanita Wood, 87, taps "okay" on a screen to start up a device that takes her blood pressure and transmits the information to her medical clinic. At 10:30 a.m., her husband, Arthur, 91, touch-starts his own device, neatly lined up next to hers. The machine calculates his blood pressure and weight and sends them off, along with a blood sugar count that he enters by hand.
The Virtual Doctor Visit (The Washington Post)