Four Benefits of Companionship: More Than Just Friends

Posted by Lisa Smith on Jan 2, 2019 12:36:32 PM

We hear in the news and during conversations with friends about companionship and how important it is in our older years. Sure, it's great to have conversations with your new housemate or friend over morning breakfast, but what else does companionship do?    

 

Keys for Connected Living

Posted by Sue Ronnenkamp on Dec 18, 2018 11:56:56 AM

The following is an excerpt from a series called "Rethinking Aging" from speaker, writer, and aging specialist, Sue Ronnenkamp. Sue recently facilitated our Community Kickoff Event in Westminster and Arvada, CO, and used this as a handout for the attendees.

 

Social Enablers: Builders of Happiness and Health

Posted by Margaret-Ann Burness on Nov 27, 2017 3:58:50 PM

A few years ago, I went cellphone shopping with my seventy-year-old mom. Much to my surprise, she wasn’t shopping for a basic phone. No, she wanted an iPhone. I was shocked. I knew she could handle the upgraded technology, but I just assumed she wanted the path of least resistance and stay with what she knew. Leave it to my mom, once again, to prove that I don’t know it all.  

 

Aging Solo? Where You Live Matters.

Posted by Joy Loverde on Nov 4, 2017 12:13:45 PM

In my book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? I write about an incident that continues to haunt me to this day.

 

In 1995, my hometown of Chicago experienced a social nightmare. On July 13, the heat index peaked at 119°F—a record high for the city—causing 465 people to lose their life due to the heat. Of the decedents for whom age could be determined, 51 percent were seventy-five years of age or older.

 

Can Mentoring Change Aging In America?

Posted by Jim Emerman on Aug 17, 2017 12:23:47 PM

By Jim Emerman

Books for the Nest: The Third Journey

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 8, 2017 6:49:18 PM

Book Review

Are you ready to join the gig economy?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 5, 2017 11:40:05 AM

Targeting Older Workers

Los Angeles-based Tengia connects seasoned workers to opportunities in industries they know well. Whether you miss having a place to make a contribution each day or need a paycheck, the goal of the company is to connect older workers with meaningful work.

 

A Booming Workforce

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 2, 2017 12:33:22 PM

A recent Gallup poll found that 74% of adults plan to work past traditional retirement age. The majority, 63%, say they will work part time, while 11% say they will continue to work full time. Times have really changed – in 1995 only 14% planned to work past retirement. We are just beginning to see the intersection of the aging of the baby boom generation, the outcome of the recession, and the lack of retirement savings for a number of older adults.

Books for the Nest: Live Long, Die Short

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 24, 2017 5:50:58 PM

Dr. Roger Landry spent more than 40 years as a preventive medicine doctor. If he could write a mass prescription for America’s aging population, it would likely be the title of his book: Live Long, Die Short. In a nature analogy he likes to use, he advises us to be more like a leaf . . . “become more colorful with age, make more beauty with others than alone, and then drop off the tree” when it is time. The retired Air Force colonel and surgeon is serious about aging vibrantly, and he has the data to support his recommendations.

When to Think About Independence vs. a Loved One’s Safety

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Jul 12, 2017 10:38:49 AM

She had been living in a gated retirement community in a condominium that she purchased after my father’s death. Shortly after moving there, she stopped driving and gave up her car, but remained quite independent. She regularly took a bus to the grocery store and to do her other errands. She was quite involved in the retirement community activities, had quite a few friends who also lived in the community and nearby, and was quite happy. Everything seemed to be fine until I started to notice that she was anxious and worried about money.  One day, she said that she didn’t have any money in her checking account and needed to move money from her savings account. That revelation was the beginning of quite a journey!