senior housing http://wrvo.org en With retirees eyeing urban setting, Ithaca faces housing crunch http://wrvo.org/post/retirees-eyeing-urban-setting-ithaca-faces-housing-crunch <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nine out of ten older people in Tompkins County want to stay close by for retirement, but a survey finds a majority want to move to more urban areas, which will put a strain on housing.</span></p><p>Ithaca is a city that already has a tight housing market. The <a href="http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa" target="_blank">Tompkins County Office for the Aging</a> found it will likely get tighter. The agency conducted a survey of people who recently retired or are about to.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:53:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58535 at http://wrvo.org 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 What seniors should consider when deciding whether to move http://wrvo.org/post/what-seniors-should-consider-when-deciding-whether-move <p></p><p>Moving out of a home and into senior housing may be a difficult decision. But with a wide variety of options available today, seniors can plan ahead with these choices in mind. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Barbara Dopyera Daley, a social gerontologist and elder life advocate in Syracuse. Daley discusses how to determine the right time to consider senior housing options.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: When is the ideal time to be thinking about making this big move in one’s life?</em></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 54329 at http://wrvo.org