The facility is the oldest of its kind in Portland boasting an opening day in 1948. “Jim” is one of its early members (started in 1952) and continues to workout weekly. His black and white images as a randy-young-muscle-bound lad adorn the walls. My first day I was supine on the bench centering myself for a bench press when I noticed this elderly man leaning over me; he jokingly said “would you like me to put some weight on there son?” That was 6 years ago and we have been friends ever since.
Aging in place can be a lonely proposition for many older adults. One way to solve this is to have a pet.
- February 10, 2009
- By: Patrick Roden PhD
- Category: Aging In Place
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However, at the same time the developed world gets older and slower, technology gets smaller and faster. Gleick describes in a very clear way how the technology-driven Western world with its increasing wealth and education brings a sense of tension about time. This makes us squeeze more into allotted spans. “Nobody expected that it would create the feeling that life moves too fast,” says historian Theodore Zeldin.
Balance Exercises for Elderly: Mayo Clinic
The GMS can be a useful tool to keep in mind when dealing with others. Not just in personal relationships, but client ones too. If you are an architect designing a universal design home, an interior designer, or a certified aging-in-place specialists doing work for aging in place, the act of listening is essential for optimal outcomes.
Throughout your life, there is a voice only you can hear. A voice which...
- January 20, 2009
- By: Patrick Roden PhD
- Category: General
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I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
when company comes,
but I laugh,
and eat well,
and grow strong.
aging in place.
Peter Pan Housing
It occurred to me that these homes/neighborhoods are what Jon Pyoons, PhD, Professor at USC Davis School of Gerontology calls “Peter Pan Housing.” The term describes housing for people who think they are never going to get old.
To counter some of this, the clinical setting is shifting and in the near future much of the care will be given in the home with the help of emerging technologies. This is important because I’ve often told patients throughout the years the faster you get home the less you will be exposed to hospital-acquired infections; one of the strongest arguments for aging in place.
As our new President sets out on the dawning of the first day towards the ominous task of healing this country (and the world) expectations of a recovery are high. He has called us all to the challenge by employing our energy, talents, and gifts, to heal the broken places together.