We are sending you all our biggest hugs and warmest wishes in these times of challenge and change. We know that many people, older adults included, are managing concerns related to health, isolation, mental and physical well-being and financial stability. We want you to know we see you and we are here for you. And we also want you to know that older adults have more than experience on their side – they have adaptability, perseverance, fortitude … and more! On that note, the focus of this week’s Senior Spotlight is to share 3 hopeful headlines that we have seen as of late. Check it out and get inspired … the good is out there and we are determined to help you find it.
Adaptability For The Win
When we came across an article on AARP regarding how older entrepreneurs are keeping their businesses afloat, we were intrigued. And when we read the 3 success stories, we were proud! Check out this read on ‘How 3 Small-Business Owners Adapted During the Pandemic’. From an Alaskan tourism professional to a Southampton inn owner to an outsourcing champion – these entrepreneurs lead by example in creativity, problem-solving and meeting market needs.
Cancer, Stroke & Alzheimer’s Deaths Decrease
For the first time since 2014, rates of death for the nation’s 10 leading causes of fatalities have declined, according to NBC News (“U.S. life expectancy goes up for the first time since 2014”). Moreover, cancer-related deaths decreased by more than 2 percent in 2018, rates of stroke and Alzheimer’s disease deaths declined by almost 1.5 percent, and heart disease death rates declined as well. This puts the US life expectancy rate for an individual born in 2018 at 78.7 years. While the US still has work to do to catch up with nations who have the highest life expectancy rates (just over 80 years) – this is progress in the right direction. We’ll take progress over perfection any day. It’s far more sustainable. 😉
Boomers Make Senior Living More Fun
It’s true! The cookie cutter retirement homes that we visited our grandparents in are NOT the places that Baby Boomers want to move into. As such, senior living communities are changing to meet the demands of their target market; this means way better food and way more fun! Media News Group has reported that “two of the biggest recent trends in senior living that boomers have embraced are flexible dining options and robust enrichment and social opportunities.” And the additional upside is that the increase in social and physical engagement provides many long-term health benefits according to the National Institute On Aging. Read it all here: “Boomers Changing The Face Of Senior Living.”
May you stay healthy, happy and hopeful! And if we can help you on your journey to any of those – we will!
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