Lifestyle Options

17 posts

Turn a Neighborhood into a Community

It’s a gift to take an action that begins to turn your neighborhood of individuals into a community. A web of people who know something more than one another’s faces. Think, act, enjoy. The gift of community has 360 degree impact. The origin of the word “community” comes from the Latin munus, which means the gift, and cum, which means together, … Neighbors […]

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A Sobering Look at Longevity

A Blessing I remember watching Al Roker, the TV weatherman, as he celebrated birthdays of seniors in their nineties, closing in on one hundred years of age. Each was newsworthy because such longevity was unusual. Nowadays we regularly hear about people living to or over the century mark. Often they’re living independently. More often than you’d expect, they live on […]

A Twist on Homesharing

In the past intergenerational homesharing was a natural occurrence. Grandma lived with the extended family. Today mother, child, grandchildren rarely share the same abode. Instead, many of us live miles and hours from our closest relatives. This feature from AARP, “Why Some Students Are Living Like Retirees”, offers a new twist on the age old model of intergenerational homesharing. Why […]

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Seniors Aging In Place Have Unmet Needs

Finally, someone with a national voice is speaking out for “my people.” You and I, presently self-sufficient, older adults aging at home. I’ve been active on Buncombe County’s Aging Plan Committee and the regional Aging Coordinating Consortium. I find the attention of both groups drawn to the rural frail and poorest among us. Although I understand these currently pressing priorities, […]