Cohousing is an option that some older adults are exploring. Here is an article that recently appeared in the NY Times about how it works.
While we like to emphasize the value of experience at MRHS, this article reminds us that young helping professionals have skills to offer as well. As somebody said, "It Takes A Village."
For those of us who have received good care from a young doctor, this article in the NY Times by a 29-year-old physician provides some confirmation:
NY TImes columnist Nicholas Kristof reminds us of all the humanitarian issues that are moving in the right direction:
All of us at MRHS can feel grateful and proud to be contributing our small part.
Falling and the fear of falling is a serious issue for the older adult population. MRHS has a program scheduled for Wednesday, January 31 at 1:00 PM called "Not Falling For It: Fall Prevention Strategies to Promote Aging in Place." Here is how the Dutch are handling the issue as reported in the NY Times.
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