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Articles and Guides

Use the following articles and guides to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Community Resource Consultant if you have questions.


How Will You Decide? 

An analysis on how different people plan for senior housing in different ways.

Planning for the future 

As we age we prepare for many things: new house, new baby, college, retirement, etc. We don’t plan on getting really old, we don’t plan on getting sick and we don’t plan for changes in our mental status. This needs to change. In order for everyone to age “well” planning needs to be done by everyone.

Activities for Homebound Seniors 

The advances in modern technology permit us to remain home and stay involved, active and social.

Coronavirus - Helping Seniors Through Unprecedented Times 

Seniors still need to stay in contact during crisis'. Stay connected and offer love remotely.

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.

Dad's Living with Us Now What? 

Parent's living with children can be stressful for both parties. Socialization, interaction with people outside the house and independence will help your parent age better.

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.

Finding Senior Living 

Finding a new lifestyle can be easy if you begin working on a carefully crafted plan focused on your future.

LGBTQ+ Aging Population 

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

Medicare Open Enrollment 

The fall season means the launch of Medicare open enrollment, which begins on October 15th and continues through December 7th. During this enrollment cycle you may also switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another, or from one Medicare Part D (prescription) to an alternative provider.

Interview on BACOA Radio with Jennifer Prell 

Reframing Aging Podcast on Senior Living

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.

Interacting with Developmentally Disabled Adults 

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

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?

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.

Palliative Care - No One Should Live in Pain 

Living in the ever-improving world of medical science means no one should suffer through pain associated with a chronic or life-threatening illness.

Should I Continue to Drive? 

Driving is clearly about safety for the driver and everyone else nearby. When to cease driving is a very personal and individualized decision.

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.

Holiday Happy Senior Support Program 

The concept is simple; we want to help seniors in our community have a fantastic holiday season. Many seniors are going it alone and don’t have visitors, making it particularly difficult to get through the holiday season. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for warm-hearted people to make visits at a local senior community.

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.

Dad and the Empty Nest 

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

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