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Transforming Life as We Age

This special report will cover topics central to maintaining choice and independence as we grow older

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Most of us don't want to think about how we’ll manage when we’re very old. And yet, aging well requires planning. The articles and videos gathered here will focus on everything from how you will afford help when you need it, to new kinds of communities that support older people, to ideas that promote creating a network of care.

Do You Really Want to Age in Place?

Think you know what it takes to age in place? A new guide for boomers, their parents and caregivers explains the pros and cons of various housing options for older adults.
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4 Things to Do When Your Parents Are Resisting Help

It's a common scenario — your aging parents do not allow you to do what you think is best for them. Here are 4 ways to respond.
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How to Spot Signs of Elder Abuse

Five million Americans fall victim to some form of elder abuse each year. Pay attention for these common signs that abuse may be happening.
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A Brilliant Solution to Attack Elder Financial Abuse

The Elder Financial Safety Center in Dallas, Texas, is getting results by forming a partnership of key local players who want to prevent and prosecute elder financial abuse and protect victims.
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This New Program Trains Dementia Care Coaches

Dementia care coaches are helping relieve the strain on the heath care system by providing support to those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
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Why the U.S. Must Care for Its Elders Better

'Aging in America' author Ai-Jen Poo says America needs to be better prepared to care for its aging population.
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Pay Your Parents for Caregiving: A Win-Win Model

For some families, hiring a grandparent to care for their kids makes sense.
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New Tech Devices Will Help Boomers Age in Place

New monitoring products are designed to appeal to a tech-savvy generation of elders to help them age in place.
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How to Solve the Looming Care Deficit

Who will care for the 20 percent of Americans who will be over 65 in 2030? Author Ai-Jen Poo says it will take a combination of public, private and personal efforts to make it work better than it does today. 
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Free E-Book: 10 Things Every Family Should Know

Aging with dignity and independence doesn't happen by accident. There’s a whole range of alternatives to nursing home care, but they’re only available to people who’ve asked questions and know about them.
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