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Make Reaching a Little Easier: Strength and Dexterity Solutions

Posted on 12/17/2013 by | AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesHave you taken a good look around your home to see if it will accommodate the changes your body will likely go through as it ages? Have you done a similar scan at the home of an older relative or friend where you might be helping out? It’s not a bad idea. We make sure our homes are protected and we’re vigilant about making them safe for children. Why not make them more comfortable and convenient to accommodate the normal …

Simple Solutions for Vision Changes: Lighting Design Ideas

Posted on 11/21/2013 by | AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesAt some point, many of us will find that the house that once fit us so perfectly no longer does. Maybe it’s the stairs or the bathtub or the carpet or the lighting. But, given that most of us would prefer to remain in our homes rather than move, it makes sense to change our homes to accommodate these changing needs. The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence has ideas to help you create a living space that works well …

Enhance Your Living Space: Modern Design Ideas

Posted on 10/24/2013 by | AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesWhen we think about whether we fit our homes, often what comes to mind is whether our things — such as furniture, hobbies and stuff — will fit into the home. But we can also consider whether our home fits us — our needs, our desire to live comfortably, our ability to move around the space conveniently, and our capacity to accommodate any temporary limitations we may experience. Ask yourself: Is my home comfortable, convenient and safe for all members …

Top 5 New Car Technologies for Older Drivers

Posted on 09/19/2012 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

TechnologyGoogle made a car that drives itself. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) is studying 3,000 vehicles that actually talk to each other. Each day, advancements are being made to make our cars safer and easier to navigate. And while the car that drives itself may not be on the market for a few years, many new and exciting auto features have recently debuted that are already changing the face of driving. Earlier this week, The Hartford and …

Buckle Your Seatbelt for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Posted on 11/29/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyThis Monday marks the official start of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the week (Dec. 5 -9) aims to raise awareness of older driver-related issues and provides information, tools, and resources to help drivers everywhere stay safe and confident on the road. According to AOTA, “With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person’s continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of …