Cohousing: The Changing Opportunities of Independent Living for Seniors

“While I had tried to save for retirement, I never understood the cost of aging.” This statement was made by Susan, a 60-year-old widow in Bellingham, Washington. She has an annual income of $11,000 (Western Washington University, 2017). When looking at the skyrocketing fees required for senior housing and care, what is someone like Susan supposed to do? The Joint Center for Housing Studies of

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A Simple Bill Payment System to Help Seniors

With a percentage of our senior community facing challenges with memory issues and mental faculties, often times it is not the physical activities that impair our senior members of society; rather, it is the mental activities that require acumen to process bills and taxes without being mislead by very slippery sales people who are trained to operate in those delicate spaces where a smooth word

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Jeb Bush Introduces His Plan For Senior Citizens

On Tuesday, Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, rolled out proposals at improving Medicare and Social Securityfor Senior Citizens. He called for reducing subsidies for high-income seniors and an increase to the age of the retirement.   He also revealed a series of incentives intended for seniors who work well into their 60s. He said his aim is to help those Americans who are living longer

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Iowa City Approves Contribution To Senior Housing Development

On Tuesday, the Iowa City Council unanimously voted (6 to 0) to make a $600k contribution to the building of affordable senior housing.  The development is located in an east side vacant building in the Towncrest Urban Renewal Area. The contribution will be used to fill the funding gap for the $7.5 million development and will assist the developer , 3 Diamond Development LLC based

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Alabama Budget Cuts to Devastate Senior Citizens

Slumping state and local budgets and troublesome new cuts are putting in jeopardy many state programs dedicated to the senior citizen community in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Senior Services and the 13 Area Agencies on Aging are very concerned over the new cuts which will put necessary programs on the edge of survival in the area. The most recent cuts will eliminate $2.7 million

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Ithaca Housing Authority gets $500k for Senior Care

According to a recent Ithaca Housing Authority press release, the New York State Department of Health gave a $500,000 two-year grant to the IHA (Ithaca Housing Authority) specifically for senior supportive housing and its related programs. The funds originate from the state’s Medicaid Redesign Team Supportive Housing Initiative.  It will be used to expand the nursing case manager program and modify 50 (of the 250)

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