Tag: Denise Logeland

How One Community Made Itself Better for Aging in Place

Live in your own home, on your own terms, in your own community. That’s what most people imagine their later years will be like, says Paul Nikolaidis. But not all homes or communities are designed to support that goal. Nikolaidis was, until recently, a development officer and social worker for Morningside Retirement Health Services and… … Continue reading How One Community Made Itself Better for Aging in Place

9 Ways Family Caregivers Can Get a Break

“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a chance to rest and recharge — goes to the family member or other volunteer who would normally be… … Continue reading 9 Ways Family Caregivers Can Get a Break

A 98-Year-Old Baker on the Power of Pie and Purpose

Leo Kellner found his sense of purpose in the kitchen. The 98-year-old, who lives in Hastings, Neb., spends his days baking and gives away everything he makes — to friends, to hospice volunteers and others in need of food and kindness. He started when he was 92. That’s the year Kellner retired and his wife… … Continue reading A 98-Year-Old Baker on the Power of Pie and Purpose

Here’s a Tool to Plan for Late-Life What-Ifs

Jane Curry, of Chicago, settled into a retirement community a few years ago, where she found friends and support. It was part of her preparation to age in place in a home of her own. But the now-75-year-old widow knew that taking a fall could play havoc with her ability to stay in her second-story… … Continue reading Here’s a Tool to Plan for Late-Life What-Ifs