In a very brief span of time, the use of technology by people over the age of 65 has increased and will continue to increase dramatically over the next few years. In a Pew Research Center survey, (2016) fewer than half of seniors ages 80 and up (44%) reported using the internet and just 28% said they had home broadband service. While, for those in the 65-69 age group, 82 percent report internet usage and more than 66 percent had home broadband.
Providence Point, Pittsburgh’s vibrant 62+ Life Plan community, broke ground to begin construction on Hamilton Tower, one of three residential apartment buildings on the 33-acre campus that sits atop the Scott Conservancy in Scott Township. Hamilton Tower, a 70-unit structure, will join Madison and Adams Towers (each with 111 apartments) on this lush campus on land that featured prominently during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. [Read more…] about Ground Breaking On Hamilton Tower At Providence Point – May 30th
A puppy or kitten playing clumsily with a toy is certainly categorized as cute. Babies, with their contagious smiles and giggling squeals, are adorable. But when it comes to talking about older adults, please refrain from talking about how ‘cute’ or ‘adorable’ they are. And, do not refer to them as ‘sweetie’ or ‘honey.’ Terms of endearment can carry different meanings and lead to judgments or assumptions at any age. One of the most damaging behaviors of ageism is to begin treating older adults like children, and words are often part of the problem.
As Americans start to live longer, well, they’re getting older. According to the Washington Post, Americans over 65 make up 15 percent of the current population. That number is projected to rise to 24 percent by 2060. But living longer also requires some strategic planning. Chances are that 5,000-square-foot dream home — not to mention the boat and garage full of toys — won’t seem so practical during your golden years. That’s why more seniors are decluttering and downsizing.
The prospect of getting older is a lot more attractive when you’re prepared. If you’re approaching or over age 65, it’s time to consider whether moving to a continuing care retirement community might be a smart move. In fact, there are myriad reasons to start thinking about it right now.
His name graces the 10-dollar bill and the hottest playbill on Broadway. Now, the nation’s first secretary of the Treasury is contributing to another legacy: becoming the new address for seniors planning to enjoy life to the fullest.