Social Fabric Mind Map: Preserving Vital Social Connections of Aging Parents

Originally published on David Solie: Here’s a good resource: David Solie’s Social Fabric Mind Maps, from his book entitled: Caregiver Mind Maps: New Tools for Eldercare. After completing one of these Social Fabric Mind Maps you can suggest and provide more recreational activities, social outreach, and other ways to provide social support – or brainstorm with other stakeholders intent on improving …
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What Does Isolation Sound Like?

Originally published on AARP Connect2Affect: “I don’t talk to many people.” “All of my friends have moved or passed away.” “It’s too hard to get anywhere. I’d rather stay home.” “It gets pretty lonesome around here.” “I don’t call because I don’t want to bother you.” It’s easy to dismiss comments like these from an older adult as harmless — …
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How To Communicate Tough Choices To Aging Parents

Originally published on David Solie: At some point in the lives of our aging parents things slip out of control. It may be a subtle change over time that finally becomes unmanageable or the sudden arrival of a medical setback. As much as we want them to remain independent, events take them off course and tough decisions need to be …
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New Year’s Resolutions for Mature Minds: Set Concepts, Not Lists

Originally published on Sixty+Me: While home visiting my family over the holidays, my sister mentioned a few of the resolutions she’d set for herself this year. They included doing more fiction writing (and, specifically, being willing to endure 100 rejections), upgrading to varifocals so that she doesn’t need to hold a book within an inch of her eye to read, …
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Aging boomers in the Bluegrass look close to home for latest senior living options

The increasing ranks of aging baby boomers in Central Kentucky have spurred a surge in senior living facilities across Lexington in recent years. The Bluegrass area’s senior population age 60 and older is expected to increase roughly 30 percent in the decade between 2015 and 2025, according to projections from the Kentucky State Data Center. As this expanding swell of …

Active and Fulfilling Life on the Waterfront at Traditions at Solana

It’s not that Solana residents don’t make time for rest and relaxation, there are just so many things they find to be interesting, inspiring and worthy of their time. Especially when they live on the waterfront at Solana. One of our residents still runs half marathons and just completed the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, with staff and residents cheering him on. …
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