American households have shifted from a nuclear family of four to solo adults. Today, 35.7 million Americans live alone, 28% of households. That is up from 13% of households in 1960 and 23% in 1980, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Delayed or forgone marriage, longer life expectancy, urbanization and wealth have contributed, demographers say. […]
My closet holds clothes ranging over 4 different sizes. They all fit me. One brand’s “Medium” is another brand’s “XL.” This is why fitting rooms were invented. It takes some time to be sure you’ve got the right fit. The same is true for the home you choose in your third life — the one after […]
How many people from a different generation did you interact with today? The past week? How about in the last month? The answer might surprise you, and you’re not alone. The United States is severely age-segregated, yet it flies below the radar, even as our aging population grows larger than before, every single day. The […]
We’ve seen many discussions of wearables, pendants and other devices that can be used to help Seniors age in place. While wearables are required for certain applications like Continuous Blood Glucose monitoring or EKG, non-wearables/invisibles/ambient sensors address the fact that for a variety of reasons 86% of people do not wear their devices 24–7! AI has […]
If you’re not sure what those activities or environments are, a good clue is to look to the past — is there something you used to enjoy that you’re no longer doing anymore? Is there something you used to be interested in that you stopped pursuing? Why not pick up a new or old hobby and see how your mood is affected.
Wellness: The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. In the daily grind of life, it can be challenging — between doctors appointments, grocery shopping, meal prepping, up-keeping your home — to prioritize what benefits your wellness and wellbeing. Things like enjoying healthy meals, making the time to go […]
Given the overlap of services from one type to another, the differing naming conventions, and the myriad options available, it’s time to stop making promises about avoiding “the home” and start talking about what’s important, what’s needed, and how we want to get it.