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Speaking with your loved ones about care options

Posted in News on November 26, 2019

Talking to Aging Parents About Options from ASHA on Vimeo. "Most older people don't want to live with their kids. They don't want to be asked because they don't want to have to say no." Dick Edwards, Retired Mayo Clinic Eldercare Specialist and author of "Mom, Dad... Can We Talk?". Talking with your loved ones about care options can be challenging, but it's a conversation that needs to be had. This video from the American Read More »

Finding your fit in senior living

Posted in News on November 26, 2019

Choices of where to live from ASHA on Vimeo. Noticing that your aging loved one may need more assistance than you realized? These testimonials from the American Seniors Housing Association show the amazing impact that assisted living has had on these seniors. From little things like taking out the trash to larger help like care for those with cognitive challenges, New Perspective has options for everyone. We believe in whole-person well-being at every care level, Read More »

New Perspective Wisconsin Community Opens Rental Office

Posted in News on November 19, 2019

FRANKLIN, Wis.—With the Spring 2020 opening of New Perspective-Franklin in sight, the rental office is now open. The office features interactive displays, including a virtual tour. “The opening of our rental office is a great way for people to learn more about us and reserve their apartment,” said New Perspective president Chris Hyatt. New Perspective-Franklin is a multi-story building for older adults being built on six acres at 7220 Ballpark Drive South—next to the Milwaukee Read More »

5 Sources Older Americans Use to Pay for Senior Living

Posted in Financial, Senior Living Resources on November 5, 2019

Ask any older American and it is a question that is on their mind.  If I need it, how do I pay for senior housing and/or long-term care? We take a look at 5 options for doing just that. Private Funds Government Programs Long-Term Care Insurance Veteran's Benefits - Aid and Attendance Life Settlements Private Funds Fact is, most people pay for independent living and assisted living with private funds. They may use personal savings, Read More »

Anything Can Be Found on USA.GOV

Posted in Caregiving, Financial on October 3, 2019

So that may be a little bit of a stretch – I’m not sure my mom’s chocolate chip recipe is on there.  Nor is the video of my granddaughter’s kindergarten school play.  But nearly everything else is truly there. A public clearinghouse of information, this website searches federal, state and local government websites to bring you official information on a nearly uncountable number of topics.  As an added plus – there are no advertisements! Want Read More »

The Power of Touch

Posted in Health & Wellbeing on October 2, 2019

Whether we are a newborn infant, a petulant teenager, an overwhelmed new mother or an aging senior citizen, the power of touch can produce miraculous results. With a simple touch, we can express love, support, gratitude, sympathy, and trust. A simple gesture of holding hands, patting shoulders and giving hugs can make all the difference in the world.  Sight can be shut off by closing our eyes, we can plug our ears to block out Read More »

Making Good Diet Choices

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

With all the diet and nutritional ads in the media these days, it’s difficult to know just exactly what you should and should not be eating to stay healthy.  Lining the grocery shelves are labels screaming gluten free, diary free, nut free, soy free, grain free …  all touting their individual benefits.  Just how do you decide what is right for you? The National Council on Aging has some great advice for maintaining a nutritious Read More »

Finding New Hobbies

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

Any parent of a child who is stuck indoors during a rainy day knows the continual complaint “what’s there to do!” For those of us who enjoy crafty hobbies, we are equally as familiar with the pleads from our family and friends – “please, no more doilies!”  While the joy of exploring our hobbies can sometimes last a lifetime, there are often stages of our life where we search for new ideas and new adventures. Retirement years Read More »

Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Posted in Financial, Senior Scams on October 2, 2019

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses. It’s Read More »

FBI Tips For Protecting Against 3 Popular Senior Scams

Posted in Financial, Senior Scams on October 2, 2019

Senior scams are too common A terrible fact is that seniors get scammed out of $36 billion each year. Even worse, most of this money can never be recovered. Fraudsters are ruining lives by stealing hard-earned savings. Being aware of popular senior scams helps you protect your older adult from losing money to thieves. Since stolen money isn’t likely to be recovered, the key is to shut down the scams before they can do serious damage. We Read More »

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