Monthly Archives: March 2016

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CH69274-livingroom-web We understand that sometimes even the smallest need can have a big impact on our daily lives. That’s why no matter what your needs are, at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, we’ll help you or your loved one live as independently as possible, READ MORE

The surprising secret to aging well


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A Next Avenue Influencer in Aging says it’s all about the bones

By Barbara Knickerbocker Beskind for Next Avenue

Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging. 

As an occupational therapist and someone in my early 90s, here’s what I recommend to age READ MORE

The 10 best pet companions to have at your side

These dog and cat companions provide multiple benefits.

By Debbie Swanson for Next Avenue


A Boston terrier is a good choice for older adults.

Maybe your father needs to keep up with his exercise, but without anyone at home to nudge him outdoors, he tends to put it off. Maybe your mother needs something to focus her attention on instead of her health worries. The right animal companion is READ MORE

The impact of older voters in the 2016 Election


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Assessing the New Hampshire and Iowa results and looking ahead

By Bob Blancato for Next Avenue

New Hampshire voters have spoken. They selected the oldest candidates in the race from each party: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. What does that say about the impact that the older voter might have in the November election?

It is too soon to READ MORE

Remembering Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’


Credit: 205 Mary Murphy & Company LLC Caption: Harper Lee (center) with filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (left) and Lee’s friend Joy Brown (right), June 30, 2015, Monroeville, AL

A PBS doc described her impact and the stir ‘Go Set a Watchman’ made

By Heidi Raschke for Next Avenue

Novelist Harper Lee has died at age 89. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird died peacefully in her sleep at an assisted living facility in Monroeville, Ala., on Friday, February 19, 2016, READ MORE