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Aging in America Week of December 12 – 16th

Aging in America News December 12 - 16th
Aging in America News December 12 - 16th
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” ― Benjamin Franklin

December 12 – 16th Aging in America Review

San Diego Senior Housing Site Launch

On Monday Social Entrepreneurs Chris Murphy and Chrisy Selder made history in senior housing. The two Co-Founders of Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) launched the website Choose Well. As a result, consumers have access to a database of housing with a rating system. The Choose Well site uses 11 quality measures in their scoring.

Senior Transportation Challenge

Throughout America, there is a change few know about. Even more important few understand. Our country is on an aging trajectory. First, the Boomers 74.9 million strong. Then GenX a smaller group only 65 million. Last, the Millennials 75.4 million. By 2030 20% of the country will be age 65 and continuing to age. Most will be unable to drive the last decade of their life. Currently, older adults unable to drive our supported by volunteer driver transportation programs. The challenge? Fewer volunteers contributing their time and use of the vehicle to provide rides. It is a thing in your community and something you need to know.

Leveraging Experience There’s an App 

When I studied gerontology at San Diego State I learned about institutional knowledge. The transfer of historical data, processes and experience gained in business. Many of us in business know the pain of trying to fill an information gap. The start up Tengia understands the power of experience and provides a platform to leverage the expertise of seasoned professionals. Check them out if you are a business in need of skills. Or if you know a retired professional.

One More Thing!

I’m a good sharer. I also believe, we don’t know what we don’t know. In fact, when a friend asks, they know what they’re doing? My reply is always the same, they don’t. Maybe they don’t. This week I encourage you to share what you know. 

 

About the Author

Currently, Judi Bonilla is the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. She is the first gerontologist to speak at South by Southwest. Judi has also spoken at the American Society on Aging and Certified Senior Advisors conferences. She also served as a fellow for Hispanics in Philanthropy and Senior Service America. Judi is the author of Freewheeling After Sixty a book for older drivers. In addition, the City of San Diego honored her for launching Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. 

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