Imagining Your Own Retirement Utopia

Joseph Coughlin, director of MIT Agelab, a “multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and NGOs to improve the quality of life of older people and those who care for them,” has created an imaginative, interactive map of his vision for the future of retirement living. With spaces for “drone delivery,” intergenerational learning centers, and… Read More »

Retirement Community or Back to School… or Both?

Aging Wisdom blogger, Jim Waun, recently penned a post comparing his experience in a retirement home to that of his father’s. He shared his father’s frustration with feeling unstimulated and even bored at his home. A ceaseless series of card games, scheduled forced interactions, and repetitive exercise classes create an image that would have anyone… Read More »

Half of Penalized Nursing Homes Continue Giving Poor Treatment

Patients falling out of wheelchairs, taking medicine meant for their neighbor, or being bullied by staff members are nightmare situations that should never occur at a nursing home. Nursing homes face fines and restrictions when they violate safety rules in order to prevent these things from happening. Unfortunately—and outrageously—many homes continue to violate patients’ safety… Read More »

Solving Homelessness and Loneliness at the Same Time

In Helsinki, Finland, young adult homelessness has been growing. Rising housing prices and an increasing population are contributing factors to these young people who are unable to afford apartments in shiny, new developments. Getting quickly to work on resolving this problem, the city of Helsinki crafted the A Home That Fits program. A Home That Fits combines… Read More »

Would You Let a Robot Carer Into Your Home?

These days, it seems like we can innovate a technological solution to almost any need. From speeding up production to eliminating household chores, robots are becoming more and more commonplace. As technology advances, we have all by now heard the enthusiasm or the alarm from those who insist that our reality will only continue to… Read More »