Help with aging in place increases

March 23, 2018
Associated Press (MA)

There is nothing quite as devastating for many older people as having to leave the comfort of home because of poor health or limited mobility.But a new generation of services and technology is making it possible to stay at home longer, safely and happily, experts say. Isolation and loneliness are health threats that should not be taken lightly, Goyer says. Faith-based organizations often have networks of people who can stop by and say hello every so often. Goyer says it's also worth looking into national programs like the Foster Grandparent Program, which pairs seniors with younger people, and also the Senior Companion Program and the Senior Corps volunteer program. All are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the same organization that runs the Americorps volunteer program.

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