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A Purposeful Life
Posted by Carol Silver Elliott, 10/13/2015 05:34:08 AM

Recently one of the older adults with whom I am privileged to work started a comment with “If I had known I was going to live this long . . .” He didn’t end it with the old line about “I would have taken better care of myself.” Instead, he said that he would have planned better; he would have thought more about what he was going to do with his life when he was 80 plus years old.

It sparked a longer conversation with both this man as well as a number of his contemporaries

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Category: Aging
Balance
Posted by Carol Silver Elliott, 8/18/2015 05:18:06 AM

Balance. Some of us talk about it as the struggle to manage our busy personal and professional lives and that’s certainly a relevant use of the term. But when we talk about older adults, balance, in the sense of physical ability, is critical.

It sounds like an easy thing but it is not. Balance involves more than muscles, it also involves our vision; the vestibular system in our inner ear which helps us with knowing “up” and “down” and sensing motion; and something

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Category: Aging
What can YOU do about elder abuse?
Posted by Carol Silver Elliott, 8/4/2015 05:15:15 AM

If you were told that there was a major problem in the United States that affected more than one in ten individuals, would you be concerned? If you knew that there were more than 2.5 million people who were victims of a particular type of crime each year, would you think, “That is a serious problem that needs to be addressed?”

One would think that numbers that staggering would merit some attention, particularly when you recognize that the individuals suffering are all in one age group — individuals

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Category: SeniorHaven For the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Hello, Aging World!
Posted by Carol Silver Elliott, 5/12/2015 04:52:40 AM
Aging. It is a challenging process, both for each of us as we age, and for many of us as we try to manage the health and other needs of our aging parents and other loved ones. Aging doesn’t look like it used to in many respects. We have older adults living longer than ever before in history, often with complex and multiple health challenges. And, at another point on the continuum, we have a demographic shift that is going to change the face of care and services for older adults. The baby
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