Educating ourselves about what works (and what doesn’t.)

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This NYT article is sobering and educational. Even the comment section has some useful information. We believe that aging in community, with a household model, will reduce and ameliorate the unpleasant and distressing experiences some have as they grow older and more frail.

Social connection rather than social isolation

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Aging in Place is the first choice for many as they plan for their future needs. We are a group of people who want to age in a warm and friendly community that feels like home and includes our favorite activities–music, dance, and other creative pursuits. We continue to meet monthly to educate ourselves about our options. It’s a long …

We Continue to Move Forward!

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On June 26, 2018, Martin Dickmann of Action Pact presented the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) they developed for us as a result of six day-long meetings with our Founders.  A great deal of work has gone into the creation of this plan; much more work will be needed to craft a design and to begin construction. Here is a summary …

Do you or a loved one have Medicare?

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Medicare provides a range of benefits for outpatient and inpatient care. But, an effort to prevent premature discharges from hospital stays has resulted in unintended consequences that can cost the patient thousands of dollars. We include information about this glitch in our Educational Workshops. NPR offers some even more detail. Some have found it effective to repeatedly insist on being …

More about the benefits of learning new dance styles.

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A few weeks ago, I posted an article that mentioned this research in passing. It suggests that learning different types of dancing does more good for your brain than staying with just one style. Maybe it’s time to branch out and try something new. See https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-reverse-aging-brain.html if you want to learn more.

Benefits of Dance, Music, Creativity and Social Contact

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Here’s a NYT article with good information about aging well, including dancing. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-age-well And this article is specifically about the effects of contra dancing. ” A new study that compared the neurological effects of country dancing with those of walking and other activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/walk-stretch-or-dance-dancing-may-be-best-for-the-brain.html  

Reference Guide to all CCRCs in N.C.

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Here’s a link to an incredibly informative Reference Guide from the NC Insurance Commissioner’s office, comparing ALL the licensed CCRC’s in the entire state! You probably don’t want to peruse all 99 pages. These are the pages we identified as most useful in the 2016 guide; we think they are numbered the same in this year’s version: pdf pp. 4-8: explanation …

Home Funeral and Death Care Midwife Training – The Center for End of Life Transitions, May 2016

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Based in Western North Carolina, the Center for End of Life Transitions offers Home Funeral Guidance and Assistance, as well as End of Life Educational Opportunities through workshops and retreats. See the website at: http://ceolt.org/   Information about upcoming workshops: http://ceolt.org/events/home-funeral-and-death-care-midwife-training/

Book and Film Recommendations, April 2016

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Both this book and DVD reflect the philosophy and motivation of the Traditional Music and Dance Retirement Society and our pioneering vision of how we want to live in old age. Many of us have seen a clip from ALIVE INSIDE; now the entire film is available to purchase or to stream from Netflix or I-tunes. ALIVE INSIDE is a …