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  • State of Senior Transportation

    The State of Transportation for Seniors   A study by Transportation for America found that nearly 20 percent of people ages 75-79 use ride-sharing as their primary means of travel. This number rises to 40 percent for respondents over 85. Also, according to an analysis of the National Household Travel Survey by AARP’s Public Policy […]

  • Take Care When Choosing and Using a Walking Aid

    If you need help getting around, you might consider a walking aid, such as a walker or a cane. These devices can help you maintain mobility. But keep this in mind: A walking aid can be risky if it isn’t fitted properly. It can also be risky if you haven’t been shown how to use […]

  • Overcoming Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors

    According to a study by AARP and ResearchWorks, isolation among adults 50 and older is a growing epidemic, due in part to the changing face of American society: 45 percent of adults over 65 are divorced, separated or widowed 42 percent of Americans over 65 are disabled in some way 28 percent of those over […]

  • Meaningful Connections Bring Life to Every Center

    Contributors: Micah Apruebo, Sherry Lifton and Kim Pham Every time you visit one of the On Lok Lifeways PACE Centers (link to centers page), there is something going on: singing, smiling with medical clowns, chair yoga, painting, sewing, Wii bowling and many other fun activities. Why not go to an art exhibit or a poetry […]

  • When a Loved One Needs Help Handling Finances

    Your once-sharp loved one now struggles to count change correctly and balance a checkbook. There’s a pile of unopened bills on the counter. Problems handling finances can be an initial sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Difficulty managing money is just one of the changes the disease brings about […]