Senior Spotlight: 5 Helpful Headlines

Sometimes as we scour the weekly news for the most insightful topics for our older adults, we see a headline or two that really stand out. This week… we saw five! On that note, we are pleased to present 5 helpful headlines that address a variety of topics pertinent to seniors today – from downsizing to starting a part-time business in retirement to wondering  how assisted living communities are coping with COVID-19.

We hope that one of the articles below provides some informative insights for you. Stay healthy, happy & hopeful… we sure are!

#1: Are Downsizing Baby Boomers The Key To Easing The Housing Crisis? | The Boston Globe

Did you know that about 1/3 of US homeowners are over 60? While some may choose to age in place, others will seek a smaller residence, move closer to loved ones or require the support of an assisted living community. But how much inventory will this create… and is it the ‘right kind’ for every buyer? Gain valuable perspectives on home generational turnover here.

#2: 48 Hours With A Senior Living Executive Director on the Frontlines of Covid-19 | Senior Housing News

There are so many truly tough jobs to have right now… and those linked to caring for and protecting our nation’s most vulnerable population tops the list. In this news piece, readers can follow the life of a senior living executive director for two days straight to see the realities of juggling physical, social and emotional health. We have said it before and we will say it again with gusto: THANK YOU essential workers!

#3:  5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Part-Time Business in Retirement | Next Avenue

If you would like to make a little extra money in retirement without a really big headache: start here. This advice from Next Avenue outlines how to make your next chapter a less stressful one!

#4: Choosing Right Doctor for Aging Parent | Senior News

Doctor patient relationships are important. Period. But that point is magnified when you go from seeing your doctor once a year for a check-up to multiple times per quarter for managing several conditions that are often an inevitable part of aging. These tips are also useful for anyone looking for reassurance that the medical professional they have is the one they need.

#5: Solo Agers Need Connection Now More Than Ever | Next Avenue

If you follow our blog, then you know that we have featured articles by Sara Zeff Geber before and we value what she has to say! This truly relevant read offers practical and attainable advice for how to support our seniors – as loved ones and as community citizens.

Until next week,

Bobbi, Buddy & HoneyB too!

Bobbi Decker
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