Retired?...or ReWired?

Seniors on the Move Transition Specialist, Jennifer Jones, discusses ways that seniors that can avoid fraud on KBOO 90.7 FM. This 20th and final episode of Retried?...or ReWired? distills the key ideas and information from all the previous shows, and roughly 40 interviews, that address many different aspect of the elderly life in Portland. It covers what it's like getting old in a youth centered city and asks the important question, is Portland a good place in which to grow old? Hosted by: Tom Flynn Produced by: KBOO Program: Retired...or ReWired? Air date: July 9 at 11 AM (KBOO 90.7 FM) 30-minute shows are broadcasted on the first Monday of each month, at 11 AM 7-minute versions of each epi

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

If your loved one is healthy enough to live unassisted, then making sure their house is in top safety conditions is the next step. Here are

Moving As You Age: Where, When and How

Choosing the best place to live as one gets older is not a simple matter. In fact, a mere outline listing the complexities inherent in this decision would extend well beyond the allowable word count for this article. That said, let’s look at 3 of the most frequently asked questions and some possible answers to each. Question 1: Where will I live? The challenge with this question is that one additional word usually falls at the end of it. That word is “if.” Where will I live if my health declines? Where will I live if my spouse dies before I do? Where will I live if I can no longer take care of my home? Where will I live if I can’t drive? Without a crystal ball, no one can know for sure what

12 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

The summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people. But for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren't taken. Here are some great tips that aging adults, as well as their caregivers, can use to make sure they have a fun, safe summer. 1. Stay Hydrated Seniors are more susceptible to dehydration than younger people because they lose their ability to conserve water as they age. They can also become less aware of their thirst and have difficulty adjusting to temperature changes. Remember to drink water often, and be sure to pack some for those long summer drives. Dr. William Greenough, of Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center, says caregivers should make su


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