Posts Tagged "aging in place"

You always planned to age in place. The pandemic – and stay-at-home orders that followed – probably accelerated the plan. Fortunately, you have endless options to bring your favorite activities home.

Even as more older adults get the COVID-19 vaccine, you still want to stay safe. And that may mean sticking close to home for some time. But you don’t have to – or will want to – miss activities, luxuries or traditions you enjoyed outside the home.

Instead, make home your haven for everything you love.

Here’s how to do your favorite activities at home, plus tips to hel…

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After many months of staying safe at home, you probably noticed some work could be done around the house! So now’s the time for DIY home projects.

Don’t be fooled – or scared – by the word “projects.” There are plenty of achievable and worthwhile tasks that will improve your quality of life while aging in place.

Even better, we have some you can do that will improve the safety of your home. And we have some that will improve the quality of your surroundings. And whatever you choose to do should be enjoyable and rewarding.

Here are several DIY home projects (that’s …

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Most older adults enjoy their independence – and wouldn’t want to lose it because of home safety issues.

That’s why you want to be aware of home safety, and more importantly, the modifications and fixes that can make your home even safer.

Falls are the top reason older adults lose some or all of their independence, according to research from the National Council on Aging. What’s more, falls due to hazards in the home cause older adults billions of dollars each year, not to mention the time lost living the life they love.

But there are many ways to eliminate hazards…

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The Friends Life Care team has been working hard to put together a full slate of events and experiences for you in Fall 2019. You’ll find the full list of activities on the Friends Life Care website. They are free or have a nominal fee to cover basic costs.  All members and friends are invited to attend.

This is one more way that Friends Life Care delivers on its philosophy regarding health, wellness and prevention: VigR® Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience™.
Registration is now open.
Click this link to sign up today as space can be limited. If you pref…

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This blog is part of a series called ‘Preparing Your Home for Aging in Place.’ According to AARP, 87% of adults age 65+ want to continuing living in their current home as they age. To help ensure your home is ready to age with you, Friends Life Care presents ‘Preparing Your Home for Aging in Place’ – a blog series that explores how to make your home safer, smarter and better, one room at a time. Click here to read Part 1: The Entrance, and click here to read Part 2: Stairways & Halls.
Living independently in your own home for as long as you can is important to many agi…

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