Archive for March, 2009

The Role of “Aging in Place” in Financial Planning

March 27, 2009

Neal E. Cutler, PhD, Journal of Financial Service Professionals

Financial advisors primarily counsel middle-aged and older clients about their future financial life, because where we live and how we spend resources on our homes in older age is a critical piece of the planning jigsaw puzzle. However, we should include knowledge and understanding of aging in place as part of the financial gerontology toolkit.

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Seniors trade cars for rides

March 14, 2009

FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter/fspielman@suntimes.com

Edgewater resident Betty Steinke, 77, was recently forced to give up her driver’s licensebecause of the severe visual impairment known as macular degeneration.That left her 84-year-old husband as her only chauffeur. But it won’t be long before Leroy Steinke is off the hook.

After two years of planning, City Hall is ready to roll out a pioneering program that will allow seniors to donate their cars to a new nonprofit agency in exchange for free rides around theclock.

The Independent Transportation Network is the brain child of Katherine Freund, whose 3-year-old son was run over by an elderly motorist in 1988 while playing outside their Maine home.

“When our family recovered, I said, how do I keep this from happening to other people? How do I fix it?” said Freund, whose son is now a healthy 23-year-old. “Everybody’s family has some older person struggling with this issue. People need an escort in and out of the car. They need someone to carry their packages or fold their walker. You cannot rely on adult children to leave their jobs every day to do this.”

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Senior driving: is it time to take the passenger seat

March 7, 2009

David Gaunt, Examiner.com, USA.

A growing number of families will be looking for advice on how to approach a difficult subject: When should an older family member make the transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat?

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Knopp hopes rider service picks up speed

March 5, 2009

Dora Walters, Longboat Observer

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In Your Community: Transportation Services

March 4, 2009

NCAAA Newsletter

ITNNorthCentralConnecticut™ is now offering rides 24/7 to seniors and adults with visual impairments in Bloomfield, East Granby, East Windsor, Enfield, Granby, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Windsor and Windsor Locks.

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