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Use the following articles and videos to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Senior Advisor if you have questions.

Avoid New Scams - When In Doubt Reach Out! 

Scams are on the rise! Be safe in your own home.

Beware Door to Door Scams 

Learn about different Door-to-Door Scams and how to identify them so you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Walking - The No-Cost Prescription for Health 

There are literally thousands of scientific studies available that verify walking as a fundamental exercise delivering multiple health benefits. Regular brisk walks can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce body fat.

Resolving the Senior Housing Crisis in Turbulent Times 

Low-income and moderate housing has become one of the major crises of our lifetime.

My Dad's Falling A Lot 

My dad lives at home with my mom. They’re pretty independent but my dad has fallen three times in the last few months. Why is he falling so much? Should he stay home? Help!

Communication and Family 

Talking with your parents is not always easy. Keeping with the facts, allowing your parents to make their own decisions and helping them along the way.

Dad and the Empty Nest 

Dads suffer from empty nest syndrome, too. This article talks about tips to get through the experience.

Unexpected Changes 

Many of us that have aging parents or loved ones ask a common question, what can we do to help transitioning seniors? Taking time to understand their unique talents, interests and health situation is a good start. Offering verbal encouragement and being supportive of their needs will go a long way toward improving their outlook on life.

Collector or Hoarder? It's a Fine Line 

Keeping things just because you may need it some day is not a good excuse to hold onto things.

Interacting with Developmentally Disabled Adults 

Different is good. We don't all have to be the same.

Why You Need a Power of Attorney 

Everyone over the age of 18 needs a Power of Attorney. It's important for your own health.

Interview on BACOA Radio with Jennifer Prell 

Reframing Aging Podcast on Senior Living

Moving Earlier Can Lengthen Your Life and Promote Happiness 

We answer the question "What advantages do older adults have to gain by moving to a senior community? What can moving do for a senior?

Living a Low-Maintenance Life 

There is a new movement that has people stepping back and reviewing the value of our most precious gift - time. Today’s older adults live longer, healthier lives; they want to be active in fun activities, not drudgery.

Be Bold - Control Your Own Destiny 

Articles written for the Northwest Herald's "Fearless Aging" column will be posted in this section. This first article talks about living to your maximum potential.

LGBTQ+ Aging Population 

Aging is hard. Aging as part of the LGBTQ+ community can be even harder.

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