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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, […]

Six Ways To Take Control of the Aging Process

We live in a world where everything is changing increasingly quickly. And on top of that we notice the accelerating appearance of personal change: grey hairs, wrinkles, age spots, and the disappearance of agility, flexibility, memory, and friends. We can easily feel that everything in life is beyond our control. It’s unfortunate that so many people seek ways to deny aging, […]

A Tale of Two Homes

Yesterday Mike and I visited two potential “forever homes”. The wish being to find a residence with low or no maintenance, accessible for all ages, surrounded by a spirited/caring community, sited in an environmentally acceptable location. The first one was a three bedroom, two bath, exquisitely sited and maintained single family home. 2000 square feet on one level with a split […]