Daily calls can offer reassurance

Many single or widowed seniors continue to live in their home well into their 80s and 90s. In fact, living alone has become more common for all age groups over the past 50 years. Single seniors who are older and consciously make the choice to live in their own home in later years often do [...]

By |July 18th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Autistic man leaves his comfort zone

Alan Baker, 20, runs more than five miles a day on his home treadmill. The autistic man from Thousand Oaks stays inside and avoids crowds because he feels it’s easier for him to function. But on June 3, Baker left his comfort zone to participate in the 2012 Love Run for Senior Concerns in Westlake [...]

By |July 5th, 2012|In the News|0 Comments

Dealing with ‘no’

I often tell people that I’ve been blessed with great parents, not just because they are fine examples of human beings but because of their willingness to embrace change as they age. When my sisters and I suggested we hire a geriatric care manager to recommend ways to make it easier for our dad to [...]

By |July 5th, 2012|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments