You’re probably aware of the stereotypes of older adults. Popular culture loves to depict older adults as lonely, depressed, and isolated. But is that really the truth? Recent studies show that if you were to measure happiness across a lifetime, it would be curved or U-shaped. People, in general, tend to feel most content in their 20s … Continued
Washtenaw County announced that cooling centers will open starting today (July 7) through Friday (July 10). Both locations are open 9-5am and will have water and masks available. Social distancing will be in effect. What’s a cooling center? A cooling center is an air-conditioned space (usually a public place such as a library or community … Continued
When you think of a caregiver, you probably think of a middle-aged woman. 70-80% of older adults are cared for by a family member. 57-81% of those family members are female. Female caregivers may outnumber male caregivers, but that does not mean that they do not exist. As we’ve pointed out before on the blog, the face of caregiving is changing. Men … Continued
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