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LIFE TRANSITIONS – RELEVANCE AND MEANING

My younger son Jonathan graduated college this past May, and was fortunate to have a great job offer in hand prior to graduation. From there ensued a flurry of activity – a graduation party, searching for and securing an apartment …

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The Boomerang Generation – The Overcrowded Nest

According to a Pew Research analysis of Census Bureau data conducted Dec. 6-19, 2011, the percentage of multigenerational family households is continuing to rise. Much of this has to do with the economic recession of 2007-2009, with many young adults …

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“Seeing the Light” series – Designing for Aging Vision

According to the CDC, more than 3.4 million Americans aged 40 years and older are either legally blind or visually impaired. An additional 21 million Americans report functional vision problems or eye conditions that may compromise vision.  As we age, …

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Alzheimers – Diabetes Type 3?

One of the most feared diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease – it is the disease that robs an individual of their ability to think, reason, and steals precious memories.  In a 2011 study conducted by Harris Interactive for MetLife Foundation, 31 …

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Small House Visit – Mary’s Meadow, Holyoke, MA

Accompanied by Arlene Parmelee, Director of Assisted Living Services for Duncaster of Bloomfield, and facilitated and attended by Jude Rabig, RN, PhD, I recently had the opportunity and pleasure of visiting one of the first models of the Small House …

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Design of Senior Living Environments – Part I

I have heard many architects, designers, and providers associate the design of Senior Living communities with Hospitality Design.  Although the goal is to appeal to both residents, families, and staff from a marketing. as well as aesthetic perspective, I have found …

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