For this month's caregiver spotlight, we interviewed Cristal, who is from Brooklyn. Read on for the full interview.
New York is the city of convenience-- from food delivery to recurring shipments of household supplies, at-home spa treatments, and haircuts, most day-to-day needs can be met in the comfort of home.
As New Yorkers age in place, more health and wellness services are available to those who are homebound or have difficulty getting out to appointments. Here are a few we've taken note of while working alongside clients in their homes.
The AARP surveyed over 2,000 Americans aged 60+ to learn about outlooks on aging. Highlights from the 2012 results indicate that while seniors are optimistic about aging, extra support from communities can make healthy living a day-to-day reality.
Attitudes About Aging
The majority of respondents are optimistic about their current life stage and getting older
Almost 90% of seniors plan to age-in-place, or continue to live in their current homes for the next decade
We learned some helpful pointers from a recent presentation by Donna Fredricksen, the Outreach & Public Information Coordinator at Access-A-Ride Services, at the Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging.
The MTA operates the nation’s largest paratransit system to make public transportation accessible for all New Yorkers. Access-A-Ride provides over 24,000 rides a day for New Yorkers with disabilities!