senior citizens http://wrvo.org en Before moving, seniors should ask these questions http://wrvo.org/post/moving-seniors-should-ask-these-questions <p>After raising kids in the family home and living there for decades, it may be hard for aging adults to consider a life anywhere else. When debilitating illness or a terminal condition requires advanced care, options are limited. But for the senior who moves by choice, that next step can provide a wider variety of living options.&nbsp; When should we be making that decision, and what should we look for when we plan for that next phase of our lives?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care, </em><a href="http://iagewell.com/">Barbara Dopyera Daley, a social gerontologist and elder life advocate</a> in Syracuse,&nbsp; explains a variety of housing options for seniors. Daley holds a master's degree in gerontology and public policy and consults with organizations, individuals and their families on issues related to care and aging.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Barbara Dopyera Daley.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 54652 at http://wrvo.org Before moving, seniors should ask these questions Geriatric ER at Upstate University Hospital helping more seniors http://wrvo.org/post/geriatric-er-upstate-university-hospital-helping-more-seniors <p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:05:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44647 at http://wrvo.org County nursing homes at risk statewide http://wrvo.org/post/county-nursing-homes-risk-statewide <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:57:48 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44101 at http://wrvo.org County nursing homes at risk statewide Lessons for living http://wrvo.org/post/lessons-living <p>In the age of the Internet, when was the last time you sought out an elder for advice? In a recent survey in the United Kingdom, nine out of 10 elders said they were being overlooked for advice from their grandchildren.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=kap6">Dr. Karl Pillemer</a>, a professor of human development at the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and a professor of gerontology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2004, he founded <a href="http://legacyproject.human.cornell.edu/">The Legacy Project</a> for which he collected practical advice for living from over 1,000 senior citizens across the nation. The project led to his book <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/11/24/142698927/what-elders-know-that-the-rest-of-us-dont">“30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.”</a></p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Karl Pillemer.</strong></p><p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 39770 at http://wrvo.org Lessons for living Access technology development also has strong economic potential http://wrvo.org/post/access-technology-development-also-has-strong-economic-potential <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>An estimated 15 percent of people around the world live with some form of disability. Upstate universities are tackling the challenges faced by this segment of the population and coming up with innovative technologies to increase access.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:01:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39441 at http://wrvo.org Access technology development also has strong economic potential Deaths from Alzheimer's disease increasing in the region http://wrvo.org/post/deaths-alzheimers-disease-increasing-region <p>More and more people across the country are dying from Alzheimer's disease -- and central New York is not immune to the trend. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:13:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34957 at http://wrvo.org New technologies can help seniors "age in place" http://wrvo.org/post/new-technologies-can-help-seniors-age-place <p>As the number of seniors citizens in America grows each year, the issue of how to make life easier for older people is growing in importance as well. One researcher, Joe Coughlin, has made it his passion to use technology to help people live longer and live better. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Coughlin, who has roots in upstate New York, when he was in Syracuse this fall. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 11:05:07 +0000 Catherine Loper 29232 at http://wrvo.org New technologies can help seniors "age in place" Ambulance company starts fall prevention program for seniors http://wrvo.org/post/ambulance-company-starts-fall-prevention-program-seniors <p>An ambulance company in Onondaga County has started a program it hopes will help one of biggest causes of injury among the elderly.&nbsp; The focus is on making senior's homes safe from falls. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:55:24 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29695 at http://wrvo.org Ambulance company starts fall prevention program for seniors