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How Do Seniors Use Social Media ? – National Institute on Aging Launches Study

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will use a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to determine how computer use and social media activities can enhance seniors’ quality of life. The five-year study will include

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When Elder Care Becomes Difficult, You Can Hire An Expert

Caring  for an elderly parent is emotionally and mentally draining. There are diagnoses to decipher, housing issues to consider, health aides to vet and a raft of legal documents to complete. It can seem overwhelming, even when families are in

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Great Technology for Aging in Place.

Business Week has devoted a special report to Aging in Place. Aging in Place is defined by the CDC as “The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability

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Seniors will not be getting a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for first time in 35 Years!

Barring action by Congress, 2010 will be the first year in 35 years that seniors don’t get a cost-of-living adjustment. Benefits won’t shrink, but it may feel like a cut because of rising medical costs.

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Today (September 21st) is World Alzheimer’s Day – The Color Purple

World Alzheimer’s Day is a day when Alzheimer’s Associations and other organizations around the globe unite in an effort to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on our families, communities and nations. The theme for World Alzheimer’s Day™

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Taking Care of Parents Without Going Broke

The New York Times has a  nice article today about how to help cover costs when taking care of a parents. About 30 percent of adult children in the United States contribute financially to their parents’ care, according to the Pew

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Best Senior Friendly Electric Grills

As we get older, we often need to find ways to simplify cooking and improve our diet. Moving from the frying pan to an electric grill is an easy place to start. Easy to use electric grills are great for

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What to do when you are 104 years old and in a nursing home? Tweet !

Tuesday is her 104th birthday, but that hasn’t stopped Britain’s Ivy Bean from being an avid Twitter user and possibly the oldest person on the social networking site. From the care home where she lives in the northern English city

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Announcing User Forums on OurParents

We are continuing to evolve OurParents. We started out by building the largest (over 100,000) directory of senior care (eldercare) providers in the country. We then added a great search engine on top of it, and created best-in-class reports on

How would you like Your Flu? Swine or Regular? It’s Flu Season time – Are you Prepared ?

It is flu season approaches and this year, there is  increasingconcern about the threat of H1N1 (swine flu). Health experts, (and OurParents) woud like to reminding people to prepare for the seasonal flu, which every year IS a very serious threat. A

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