Monterey, CA COVID-19 Puts A Pause On Moves Into Assisted Living

In the September 20 AARP Bulletin, one member wrote in and said that her parents have become less mobile and more forgetful since isolation began and said, “I know nursing homes are scary places right now.  What about assisted living?”  You may not have that option, AARP responds.  About a third of senior living communities are not taking new residents due to the coronavirus.  And even if you could find one, AARP writes that they would hesitate.  Many have no trained medical staff, and are regulated loosely.  And the very activities that once made them attractive—social activities, communal dining, and field trips—have been suspended.  AARP Bulletin recommends in-home help, including guided exercise and physical therapy.  They also said to consider ramping up online video visits to keep them interactive with the family.

AARP The Magazine Encourages Us To Eat More Cheese!

A recent article in AARP The Magazine (August/September 20, 48) warned about the risks of osteoporosis and said a recent study of adults over 50 years of age who recently had fractured bones found that 43% were deficient in both Vitamin D and calcium.  Women should aim to consume 1,200 mg a day of calcium, with men needing 1,000 mg.  They encourage you to add two slices of cheese to your sandwich (300 mg.), some yogurt (200 mg. in a 6-ounce cup) or low-fat cottage cheese (250 mg. per cup).  Eating leafy greens, broccoli, bens and almonds will also help.

 

AARP Tele-Town Halls : Listen To The Experts

AARP has lined up a number of expert speakers for its town halls.  Hear directly from health experts  on important health, financial health, emotional well-being and how to care for an infirm parent.  “Our intention is to host these events on a regular basis to respond to changing needs during this pandemic,” AARP Senior Vice President Jean Setfand, told AARP The Magazine (August/September Issue, page 76).  An average event attracts between 75K and 100K people.  For a schedule of upcoming tele-town halls, including topics, speakers, and instruction on how to log in, go to www.aarp.org/townhall where you can also listen to past events.

AARP Tele-Town Halls : Listen To The Experts

AARP has lined up a number of expert speakers for its town halls.  Hear directly from health experts  on important health, financial health, emotional well-being and how to care for an infirm parent.  “Our intention is to host these events on a regular basis to respond to changing needs during this pandemic,” AARP Senior Vice President Jean Setfand, told AARP The Magazine (August/September Issue, page 76).  An average event attracts between 75K and 100K people.  For a schedule of upcoming tele-town halls, including topics, speakers, and instruction on how to log in, go to www.aarp.org/townhall where you can also listen to past events.