Weekly Roundup, Installment Three

The weekly news roundup from

This week in Senior Living News

Aging News:

Fox Business has an informative story investigating retirement options. Should you live frugally? How far ahead should you plan for retirement? Check out the article for more details.

The rate at which a man’s brain deteriorates with age has been linked to a gene, according to HealthDay, but exercise may help counteract this decline.

Senior Living News:

Love your motor home? Why not retire in it, too? AOL has a feature on assisted living on wheels. RV Assisted Living Communities

MetLife never fails to impress with its thorough market research, and this year’s Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs is no exception. Not surprising: The costs of long-term care continue to rise.

Caregiver Stories and Advice:

The Province talks about cultural diversity when caring for aging adults. This issue becomes even more relevant as society ages. How prepared is your organization to handle cultural diversity?

November is National Family Caregivers Month. To recognize our nation’s millions of caregivers, has launched the Caregiver Recognition Awards. Take a few moments to honor the greatest caregivers you know by submitting a story!

Caregivers tend to neglect their own self-care. Here’s a great guide to nutrition for caregivers to help recoup much-needed energy.

What should practitioners do if an ill caregiver appears not to be able to fulfill their duties appropriately? The American Medical Association discusses this challenging situation.

On the Political Beat:

Colorado advocates are pushing for a mandatory reporting law for elder abuse. The Denver Post has the scoop.

U.S. News has a commentary on the social security hike and analysis of why some see this as bad news.

Things that make you say “Huh?” and our favorite unexpected news of the week:

Bullies in assisted living? It’s a real thing several experts have addressed recently. It turns out the clique mentality tends to stay with us as we age. takes a look.

Did we miss anything offbeat, really cool or important this week? Let us know!

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