— Life for 13 million older adults is with under $22,000 per year. [GracefulAging]
This compelling film produced by the National Council on Aging paints a serious portrait of fragile economic lives in older age. NCOA has begun the One Away campaign to raise awareness on the plight of seniors in fragile economic condition. We’d add that unless something is done by each of us now, the experience depicted could be our own.
It causes us to think. What can we do for others and ourselves.
It is frightful considering our future society’s high numbers and low savings.
Be aware and plan ahead, everyone.
— A baby boomer says aging won’t get her generation down. [HattiesburgAmerican]
It is a shame that when you finally get old enough to get your head together, your body starts falling apart.
— Chloe Oliver
— Simple rules for falling asleep. [NewOldAge Blog]
This sounds way too good to be true: a quick, effective solution to the insomnia that plagues an estimated 15 to 30 percent of older adults — without drugs, without even needing to consult a physician.
— Hospitals need an engaged social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. [KevinMD.com]
— Florida nursing home lobby getting big return on their on their campaign contributions to Gov. Scott. [South Carolina Nursing Home Blog]
— Garderners adopting elders. [Patch.com]
[Nelly Rabinowitz] thought it might be nice to give seniors a chance to get their hands a little dirty. Since many of our elderly grew up in a time when gardening was much more abundant, it’s a spring and summer activity that they greatly miss, since as they’ve aged, they’re less able to take care of a garden.