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Age-friendly communities can help older adults live active, vibrant lives with local support

Advocating as a Caregiver for the Creation of Age-Friendly Communities

Creating age-friendly communities can be beneficial to the well-being of not only older adults, but also those who care for them, regardless of age. These communities can provide older adults with the means to age in place with the support of family and friend caregivers. As we care for loved ones, we can also be part of the movement to promote age-friendly communities and advocate for change.

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By Branka Primetica | 03/15/2022

Cordell, A. (2021, September 16). 4 Rewards to Bridging the Generations. Guideposts. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/4-rewards-to-bridging-the-generations

Hayes, J. (2022, February 11). Helping Older Adults Stay Active Indoors During Winter. Active Daily Living. https://www.activedailyliving.com/Caregiver/Article/2361

An older adult and young teen on a walk together

Four Benefits of Intergenerational Programming

With the widespread independent lifestyle of many American families, older loved ones are becoming increasingly separated from their families and other support systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased these challenges. An estimated 27 percent of older adults age 60 years and older live alone in the U.S. and would benefit greatly from social interaction. According to Generations United, a national organization that focuses on intergenerational collaboration, two in three Americans would like to spend more time with others outside of their age group.

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By Ashlee Cordell | 12/15/2021

A caregiver preparing a holiday meal together with an older loved one

Planning Ahead for the Approaching Holiday Season as a Caregiver

Holidays often have a special meaning for older adults and their family members. They are occasions set aside to acknowledge the passage of time, celebrate signi´Čücant events in our lives and bring families and friends to come together. By making the most of these special moments, we can truly value our time together with the ones we love.

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10/15/2021