Creating an Accessible Bathroom Without a Remodel

An accessible bathroom is crucial for any home with a senior or disabled resident. When someone loses aspects of their mobility, there are often activities in their daily life that are taken for granted. Simple tasks like showering, bathing or even using the toilet present unforeseen challenges. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

By |2018-01-09T09:44:29+00:00January 9th, 2018|Aging at Home, Longevity News|0 Comments

Best Cities for Successful Aging in 2014

The Milken Institute recently released their study Best Cities for Successful Aging, which analyzes how cities are addressing the growing population of older adults and how they enable people to age independently and productively, with security and good health. Since Americans are getting older and living longer, cities need to step up to the plate when [...]

By |2017-05-22T16:08:03+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Longevity News|0 Comments

Mental Activities that Prevent Dementia

As people age, they become more at risk for developing dementia. However, research has shown that participating in mentally challenging leisure activities may reduce the risk of dementia in elderly people. Mental activities that require multitasking, communication, interaction, or organization offer the greatest benefits to your brain. Being mentally engaged lowers your beta amyloid levels, a protein that [...]

By |2017-05-22T15:23:03+00:00October 6th, 2014|Longevity News|0 Comments

Research Shows Boomers Choosing to Age at Home

In a recent study from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, researchers have found that a majority of people over age 45 would like to stay in their current homes as long as possible. However, while more aging Americans want to age in place, many homes still lack basic accessibility features for aging adults with disabilities, such [...]

By |2017-05-22T15:27:34+00:00October 1st, 2014|Longevity News|0 Comments

Five Ways to Plan for Aging at Home

According to a 2010 survey by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 75% of respondents (all of whom were aged 45 and older) strongly agreed with the statement “what I’d really like to do is stay in my current residence for as long as possible.” But in order for your loved ones to [...]

By |2014-08-18T13:50:34+00:00August 18th, 2014|Aging at Home, Longevity News|0 Comments

Earth Day 2014: How the Environment Impacts Aging

  On Earth Day, we take a moment to consider how our actions impact the Earth; however, it’s also important to take note of how the environment can affect aging. The Environmental Protection Agency states that its mission is “to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment,” going on to clarify that this means [...]

By |2014-04-22T15:08:13+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Longevity News|0 Comments

Keys to a Longer Life

  Want to live longer? Recent longevity studies have uncovered some characteristics and behaviors of longer lives. The average American life expectancy is currently 78.7 years, and what’s more, longevity studies have shown that there are certain healthy behaviors and personality traits that can help you achieve that long, full lifespan. Personality and Positivity One [...]

By |2014-04-07T20:37:17+00:00April 7th, 2014|Longevity News|0 Comments