They say that good news travels fast – but we are not so sure that every media outlet is subscribing to that philosophy. So on that note, we are here to make sure the good stuff gets to your virtual doorstep; we have rounded up some exciting news for older adults via some recent reads. Here you go…
#1: Business Insider has reported that Americans are working longer than ever before – and identified 10 cities that are an ideal fit for those who are not retiring early. And guess what?! San Francisco is #4 on the list – with an estimated 4,500+ open jobs for those 45 and over. Read the rankings and the methodology HERE.
#2: AARP shared some amazing news with regards to three intergenerational activities that are lifting the spirits of isolated older Americans during COVID-19. The three spotlighted programs prove that younger generations can and DO make a difference by adapting virtual platforms to the needs of older adults during this unprecedented period in which pandemic meets technology. Learn more about ‘Lifting Hearts With The Arts’, ‘Meals Together’ and ‘Dancing Hearts Live!’ HERE.
#3: Next Avenue reports that as of July 15th, 30 states and Washington DC have begun to allow in-person visits to nursing homes and assisted living communities after a LONG 4 months of isolation for residents. Safety precautions are (of course!) in place, with most taking temperatures and completing screening questionnaires, requiring visits to be outdoors, maintaining a social distance of 6 feet and instituting mask-wearing. But regardless, there is nothing like a family visit no matter what it takes to make it happen! Read more HERE.
#4: Medical News Today shared the results of a poll among 2,000 individuals aged 50-80 and found that ‘…two-thirds of people over the age of 50 say that life as an older person is better than they thought it would be.’ 67% of respondents declared that their feelings about age have become more positive over the years; 88% feel more comfortable being themselves now that they are older; 80% feel a strong sense of purpose. No wonder they call these the Golden Years! Enjoy the full story HERE.
#5: Forbes Contributor Sara Zeff Geber has shared that there is an exciting entry into the older adult menu of housing options called ‘Active Adult.’ She states that the ‘Active Adult model fits nicely between the urban, rural, or suburban single-family home and traditional senior living.’ This concept is much more affordable than traditional independent living senior options, provides a convenient lock and leave lifestyle for those who love to travel and offers varying amenities and activities. Explore this up and coming community type HERE.
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