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Designing a Home to Age in Place
The importance of planning where a home will be located and the features it will include are two very important considerations when designing a home that will allow "aging in place." Including features such as a no-step entry and single floor living in the design stage will likely result in a home that will allow the owners to live comfortably, safely, and independently for as long as possible.


Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve
Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve, located in Newfield, NY, is the first natural burial site in the Northeast. Natural burial is the interment of the body of a deceased person in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to recycle back to the earth naturally. It is a sustainable alternative to other more commonly used burial methods and has great appeal to individuals interested in the ecology movement.

Caregivers 
Caregivers are the foundation of our aging services network, but there is a cost to caregiving. Individuals who devote their lives to the care of others often ignore their own health needs and fail to recognize how important it is that they take care of themselves.


Universal Design with Esther S. Greenhouse 
Noted expert Esther Greenhouse shows us how our homes can enable us to successfully age in place. She illustrates how universal design features can make a big difference in how our homes work for us and not against us.


EcoVillage at Ithaca, NY
As we age, many of us seek a strong sense of community and belonging. See how co-housing allows people to live in a communal setting with powerful social support. EcoVillage in Ithaca, New York, demonstrates how its third phase of construction is helping residents age in place in efficient and accessible homes.


Aurora Pocket Neighborhood, Ithaca, NY
Pocket neighborhoods are a new way of combining private homes in a more social configuration. See how New York State’s first pocket neighborhood is allowing several families to enjoy a high-quality, intergenerational living environment.

The Tool Thrift Shop, Fairport, NY
Raising funds to support aging services while at the same time providing volunteer opportunities for men, makes the Tool Thrift Shop in Fairport, New York, a model program that has potential in almost every community.


Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC)
NORCs are proving to be an effective program to help people age in their own communities. Listen as Fredda Vladeck, noted expert, describes how NORCs meet the needs of residents and provide an enhanced quality of life.

Joan Nicole Prince Home, Scotia, NY
Comfort care homes are one of several options available to us as we consider end of life choices. See how people can face their own death in a dignified and loving setting.


Living with Dementia, Rochester, NY
Being a caregiver can be especially challenging when caring for an individual with dementia. This video illustrates how one caregiver has learned to balance care for her husband while caring for herself.


Philosophy on Death in the American Culture
Michael Brannigan, PhD, provides a thought provoking view of how Americans view death. We see death as different from our life cycle. We know death will eventually happen, but we consider it an interruption in our life’s plans. Many philosophers, however, believe that death is a part of life and that unless we begin to confront death, we won’t begin to live genuinely.

 


Understanding Palliative and Hospice Care
Many people do not realize or understand the difference between palliative care and hospice care. Noted experts provide an explanation of palliative and hospice care, the appropriate time to introduce the care, and the value to patients and their loved ones.


Lifespan in Rochester, NY, Reinvents the Senior Center
As an aging services provider, Lifespan is reinventing the senior center to accommodate the needs and expectations of today’s seniors. Seniors are looking for a place to gather and age well, a place to exercise and socialize, and a place to learn about and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 


Advance Care Planning
How do we want to live the last year of our life? Advance Care Planning allows us to plan for a time when we can’t make our own decisions. Understanding the types of legal documents available to us to convey our wishes and to indicate who we trust to make those decisions will be explained along with advice on how to begin the conversation with our loved ones.

 

 

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