From the monthly archives: August 2013

Hearing loss can happen at any age. It can occur so gradually that you’re not even  aware of what you may be missing.

Loss in the ability to hear or discriminate sounds is very common.  Last month, the Audiology Department at Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sponsored Technology Expos for the purpose of educating […]

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I often look ahead to the year 2020 for industries ranging from finance and media to transportation, energy and more. But last month it was an enterprise closer to my heart: the Professional Conference Management Association educational meeting in San Antonio, where I talked about “Imagining the Convention of 2020.”

Will virtual conferences and events supplant […]

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Resistance exercise has various benefits for older adults including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and fall prevention.

Follow these guidelines for success.

Men and women who do not perform regular resistance exercise experience progressive muscle atrophy throughout the aging process. Research indicates that inactive adults lose about half a pound of muscle per […]

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Can an Icon Retire?

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Eleanor Smith, the ‘mother’ of the visitability movement, says she will retire this fall.

Eleanor is responsible for the building of more accessible homes than anyone else. By her count, surely modest, 70,000 basically accessible homes have been built following her strategies. Knowing Eleanor as a natural advocate and savvy strategist I wonder just how she […]

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As our society moves towards more sustainable living practices, one trend that will benefit people as they age is the increased availability of livable communities where convenience and socializing are built-in luxuries.  Hopefully, as we continue to upgrade our neighborhoods they will be universally designed to be more aesthetically pleasing and accessible […]

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One of the most difficult aspects of packing is handling items that are already damaged or that have been previously repaired. These items are especially vulnerable to repeat damage. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, these items break. Some clients are especially fragile, too. Like items that have been previously repaired, the stress of […]

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What’s so bad about probate?  

To hear some folks talk, you’d think that probate was worse than death.   Probate has the undeserved reputation of causing delays and being expensive, among other concerns. Usually avoiding probate means creating a living trust and transferring title of your assets to the trust.   There is nothing wrong with this […]

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