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Infographic: The History of Betty White

Today we thought we would provide a fun way to spend your Tuesday with this infographic about Betty White. Betty White has earned herself an iconic status as a celebrity that spans generations. She has fans of all ages and has recently sparked immense popularity among Facebook users and Saturday Night Live fans. But how [...]

Seniors Read Three Times Faster on Tablets

Although people of all age groups expressed an instinctive preference for reading the written word on physical pages, it appears that reading performance doesn’t show the same distinction. In fact, the difference is most notable in seniors, and it’s not the performance result you might expect. Seniors have been shown to read about three times [...]

Grackles Hassle Houston Senior Living Center

Small, loud black birds called grackles have made a senior living home in Houston, Texas practically unlivable. “It’s very raucous and loud,” said 81-year-old Rebecca Sealy. “It looks like snow. That’s bird poop. … It just kept getting worse and worse. … The day after I took [my car] for a $20 car wash and [...]

Nation’s First GLBT Assisted Living Facility to Open in January

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) will debut the United States’ first full-time GLBT assisted living facility in New York City in January of 2012. Mayor Michael Bloomberg approved an “Innovate Senior Center” contract Wednesday for the center, which will be based in Chelsea but provide services to non-residents in all five boroughs of [...]

77% of Americans Doubtful About Affordable Retirement

At about half the strength of the 2010 poll, the 2011 Unretirement Index shows that only 23% of working Americans are “very confident”  that they will be able to live comfortably after retiring. Additionally, one in five Americans believe they will never completely retire. President of Sun Life Financial U.S. (the company that produces the [...]

Health Weeks In Canada and United Kingdom

This week, governments are emphasizing the importance of staying healthy and active. Seniors in New Brunswick, Canada are celebrating Active Living Week for Seniors by learning about making healthier life choices. The Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat is distributing information sheets about many key elements of total health, including mental health, dental health (did you [...]

5 Popular Job Types for Seniors and Retired People

In the last five years, the number of workers over the age of 65 has increased 24%, totaling 6.7 million. That’s expected to keep climbing as the baby boomer generation continues to age and the economy slowly gets back on its feet. Already, younger generations are anticipating postponing retirement or working during it-in 2008 about [...]

National Senior League Wii Bowling Champions Announced

The National Senior League is the nation’s only competitive Wii organization for seniors in assisted living or other senior living facilities. They host three annual Wii Bowling and Wii Golf tournaments in which teams from communities across the country can play to win. Games are transmitted across states by webcam. These games are a lively [...]

October is National [munch] Month!

Much of the news we’ve been covering has been bleak lately. We want to keep things light around here, and what better way to brighten spirits than with food? (Warning: lightened spirits don’t equal lighter on the scales!) Check out this list of all the different foods celebrated in the month of October and get [...]

US Assisted Living Facilities Inspire Senior Care in China

By the year 2050, the number of seniors in China will exceed the entire population of the United States. But how is the country going to provide adequate assisted living opportunities for its elderly? It seems that China is looking to models in the United States for its future facilities. Columbia Pacific and Emeritus Corporation [...]

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