The Challenges of Male Friendships
Friendships increased life expectancy by as much as 22 percent according to a recent study. Men have more difficulty than women keeping friends after they retire.
A Senior Moment: Virtual Village(s) – Another Resource To Stay In Place
First published in the Seattle Medium, July 8, 2016. http://seattlemedium.com/senior-moment-virtual-villages-another-resource-stay-place/
Old Man and a Bucket of Shrimp
You've got to be careful with old people; you just never know what they have done during their lifetime.
Wider Horizons offers seniors social opportunities
Found in The Madison Park Times
It Takes a Village: A growing trend helps Foreign Service retirees to finally settle down.
From The Foreign Service Journal, May 2016
Memo to parents: Your adult kids don't want your stuff
Parents of grown children, please sit down. I have some harsh news for you. Your kids don't want your stuff. Don't take it personally. It's not that they don't love you. They don't love your furniture.
GiveBIG 2017 Frequently Asked Questions
Wider Horizons is participating in GiveBIG 2017, happening from midnight to midnight on May 10. Here are some good answers to solid questions about GiveBIG 2017.
Equity & Difference: Keeping the Conversation Going
As a nation, we have witnessed monumental moments of triumph in the pursuit of civil rights. But as individuals and as a society, we must continue to confront the realities of oppression past and present. From race to gender, religion to sexual orientation, it remains crucial to elevate in these important conversations the voices of those who continue to face injustice and indignities.
The UW Graduate School and the Alumni Association are proud to present a series of talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systematic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today, featuring thought leaders from our campus and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice, and seeking solutions for change.
All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Kane Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Beware of Scams Targeting Older People During the Holidays
Scams that target older people occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their efforts to prey on people’s generosity during the holiday season. These grinches, armed with their dirty tricks, may even weave the holidays into elaborate stories to pull at your heartstrings as they slip their sticky fingers into your wallet.
The Aging Game: Perils and Promises of an Aging Society
Imagining what a “new normal” will mean for developed and developing societies alike raises profound questions. How will societies age successfully? Will most people live longer lives but be sicker for more years than in prior generations?
Using Card and Board Games to Keep Minds Sharp
Organizations for chess, bridge and poker fill social and competitive needs for older adults.
GRAY MATTERS: Learning to get older
Getting older means preparing for the future in a whole new way. This is where a village can help.
Talking to Dad about moving from his home went badly, but I’ll keep talking
While Dad was in Washington to celebrate his 91st birthday a few weeks ago, my sister Marilyn and I decided to ¬show him an independent-living facility. I thought the tour went well. But at a restaurant for lunch afterward, I realized too late that Dad had been unnerved by the experience.
Can a Sense of Purpose Slow Alzheimer's?
New evidence suggests a sense of meaning in life can mitigate symptoms of the degenerative disease, even when the illness's harmful plaque has already accumulated in the brain.
Hearing Loss Costs Far More Than Ability to Hear
Hearing loss affects tens of millions of Americans, and comes with multiple costs.
Near the End, It’s Best to Be ‘Friended’
In a crisis, those who are "unbefriended" have no voice to represent them.
Jonas Mekas Refuses to Fade
At 92, the filmmaker shows no sign of slowing
down. Why do people like him flourish in old age?
Center to increase health workforce geriatrics expertise
Providers and trainees in the WWAMI region will learn to better care for older adults
Originally published in HSNewsBeat, a source for news and information from the University of Washington Health Sciences and UW Medicine.
Seniors Can Now Age in 'Villages'
Originally published August 20, 2015, in The Skanner, a website and newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle.
The Nursing Home That's Also a Dorm
More retirement and nursing homes are asking college students to move in, an arrangement that benefits everyone.
Originally published in Daily Good http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=6486
Yes, selfies and shark attacks can kill. But what we really fear is old age.
As we seek to prolong our lives, we shut old people away, only happy to see them if they are healthy and happy
Growing Kind of Elder Abuse: Marrying Seniors for Their Money
Lack of legal repercussions puts seniors at risk of marriage scams, experts say. And it’s happening more often.
2015 National Village Gathering
"The Village Movement: Aging’s New Frontier," Monday-Wednesday, October 5-7, 2015, Hyatt at Olive 8 in downtown Seattle
Lying About My Age
I am seriously thinking about lying about my age.
Why It Can Take a Village to Care for a Retiree
With retirement villages, older Americans can age in place with the benefit of community and a helping hand.
Like a Good Neighbor: An Intergenerational Org in Brooklyn Fights to Make Sure its Seniors Stay Put!
“It’s to keep seniors in the loop ... After retirement, many seniors still have a lot of energy and value to the community. But we haven’t figured out how to harness it economically speaking. We have to figure out how to do that.
“It’s a wild west out there. And seniors need to make sense out of it all.”
A story of a successful village.
Inslee signs measure creating "silver alert" system
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that creates a new alert for highway signs and traffic advisories when older adults who may be suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia go missing.
Open House was Wonderful!
More than 100 guests packed the meeting space of Wider Horizons' new home in the CAYA building! Fans kept the temperatures down, but fans of Wider Horizons kept energy levels high.
A Village For Life Opening in Central Seattle
Here's the press release for our June 7 Open House. Make your plans to be there!
Living, and Dying, at Home
America is aging, and most seniors want to stay in the places where they've lived for decades. Can they? What will it take?
CHS Community Post | Wider Horizons
Central Seattle’s Village for Life enables seniors to live independently
Incoming Virtual Village Helps The Aging Stay Put
Nicely done article about Wider Horizons' early days
"Is There A Village On Your Horizon?"
A snapshot of Seattle's villages, circa August 2014