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Trending Topics Talk – Feeling Young, Care Worker Gender and Retiring Women

In this week’s Trending Topics Talk, we are joined by Joe Casey and Eileen Williams and discuss whether we are as young as we feel, the gender gap situation for care workers and whether women should be delaying retirement.

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Who Would Be On Your List of Eight?

By Nancy Angus Loneliness is a social epidemic and can be even worse for older people. Here is how one group of people is combating this situation as they age. Their initiative begs to ask us the question – “who would be on your list of 8”?

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Financial Elder Abuse: What You Need To Know

By Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy Elder abuse can include inflicting physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and also financial harm and can cause tremendous harm and trauma for the victim, impacting them for the rest of their life. Here are some signs to help you tell if an elder is being financially abused.

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Homeshare: A Possible Win-Win Living Arrangement

By Susan Williams It seems like a simple enough idea. An older person needs help living alone in their home and has some room to spare. Another person needs somewhere to live and has some time to provide support. Could Homeshare be a win-win living arrangement?

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Who Is Caring For the Caretaker?

By Harry Cline An informal caretaker administers medical assistance to someone else on an unpaid basis – helping another individual, usually a loved one. It’s important to make sure that even as you’re looking after your loved one, you’re also observing the all-important topic of self-care.

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Making the Move: Helping a Elder With a Long Distance Downsize

By Kristen Reed Edens Are you the caregiver or family representative for a parent or other elder? If so, you are likely to help that elder downsize in the future, probably sooner rather than later. If the downsizing involves a long distance move, then the process is more complicated.

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