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Seeking New Adventures in Old Age

by Deah on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:18 AM

Baby boomers are redefining old age. I can see, as a baby boomer myself, where we are redefining what it means to retire and grow old. I am only a couple of years away from retirement and am looking forward to spending more time with the grandchildren. I remember my grandmothers never wore slacks. They were always in what one called her “house dress”. I remember her covered head to toe in flour on baking day with her apron tied around her waist. These days it is seldom that I see anyone in a dress and baking days are only a fond memory. My generation is going to be the blue jean era.

Deah Bowes
aging in place
aging well

The Tough Part of Aging in Place

by Deah on Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:13 AM

What is the right thing to do? Mom and dad should really consider moving out of their home into something with less maintenance. They no longer have the ability to take care of a home on their own anymore.

Elderly and Furry Friends

by lori paterno on Monday, May 8, 2017 12:36 PM

We know that having a pet can be a great way to teach children the concepts of responsibility and how to care for others; but, pet ownership can be an even bigger bonus for elderly people.  By the time someone reaches 65 or older, they have probably had their fair share of responsibility and caring for others - so that part is a given!  But, study after study reveals mental and physical health benefits for seniors who own pets.

Lori Paterno
aging in place
health benefits

Keys to Aging Well

by Deah on Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:31 AM

I saw a news segment of a 94 year old women parachuting out of an airplane. I said to my husband, “That is how I want to be”. Of course he looked at me as if to say "are you nuts?" I went on to explain I didn’t mean actually parachuting out of an airplane - but not being afraid to try something new and experiencing life until the day I stop breathing.



Deah Bowes
aging in place
aging well

Age Friendly Communities - New Idea or Return to the Past?

by Deah on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:11 AM

The infamous baby boomers are rapidly approaching retirement age and the potential burden this aging group will place on the care-giving, financial and housing systems is enormous. These baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011 and the aging population is expected to double by 2030.  That is only 14 years away!

Where Should Gramma Live?

by Deah on Friday, August 14, 2015 4:02 PM

The main housing issue facing the elderly in the United States is affordability. With all the government funding and grant monies geared toward senior housing, the availability of these units are not the issue as much as cost.

Deah Bowes

Does Aging in Place mean Becoming Homebound?

by lori paterno on Monday, June 22, 2015 11:25 AM

Up to 90% of seniors want to age in place - meaning they do not want to enter into assisted living or nursing home facilities.  Rather, most adults want to stay in their homes and communities where they have lived their lives.  This appears to be working for many seniors, but some may have more difficulty navigating this aging strategy - leaving them homebound with few social or stimulating outings. 

What is the Plan for Seniors?

by lori paterno on Monday, April 20, 2015 10:47 AM

Our country is aging. There is no denying it. Every 8 seconds, someone turns 65 and by 2035, over 25% of us will be over 65. One hundred years ago, only 3% of the population were that old!  We also know that about 2/3 of the elderly in nursing homes are female and that women approaching old age are often leaving their jobs in order to care for someone else who is older. This means that as time goes on, we are going to see women in a more economically vulnerable position overall.

Aging in Place

by lori paterno on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 11:36 AM

This catchy phrase, “aging in place,” means seniors living at home and engaged in an active lifestyle for as long as possible. For financial reasons and personal reasons, many people do not want to live in an institutional setting. Nationally, nursing care is getting so expensive and costly for the Medicaid programs that pay for it, that new solutions are becoming more appealing than the traditional nursing home.


Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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