Category: Lifestyle

Communal living or cohousing is a great way to live our lives

Independence through communal living: is cohousing the future?

Written by Stannah on 5th March 2018

Cohousing, or communal living, is a trend that has picked up a lot of steam over the last 40 years and could very well be in your future. However, many people still don’t know much about the subject and associate the idea of communal living with hippy communes of the sixties. While holding hands and […]

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Aging in place: how technology can help

How can technology help seniors aging in place?

Written by Stannah on 11th January 2018

According to the Population Reference Bureau, there are 46 million people over the age of 65, and 20 million over the age of 75 in the US. Considering this number is going to increase in the next 20 to 30 years, age-friendly technologies and devices to help improve the  experience of aging at home are […]

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The 100-year-old man

Book review: Allan Karlsson, 100 years old and still looking for adventure!

Written by Stannah on 14th December 2017

Although The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson came out a few years ago, it really is worth a mention, as its wacky humor and unexpected plot changes make it a really good read (as long as you accept that in Allan Karlsson’s world, anything can happen). Published in […]

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Aging in Place: How to Help Aging Parents with their Financial Management

Written by Stannah on 7th December 2017

Family finances have the potential to cause a lot of problems. In this article, Stannah hopes to help tackle the issue of family finances, before any issues arise, by being proactive and getting everything sorted out as early as possible. Some articles say you should have this conversation with your parents as soon as they […]

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Live Safer at Home: Tips for Preventing Falls

Written by Stannah on 27th November 2017

When it comes to aging, our thinking is often reactionary. Much of the narrative is set around what to do if “X, Y and Z” happens. So often, we look for answers after the problem has occurred and there is no other choice but to act. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong, let’s […]

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grandparents are often parental figures to their grandchildren

Grandparents Day: Interesting facts and suggestions for the perfect gift

Written by Stannah on 26th August 2017

On September 10th (the first Sunday after Labor Day), Stannah celebrates National Grandparents Day. This year, we’ve decided to make sure this special day won’t be forgotten. For those fortunate enough to still have their grandparents, we know how important it is to know how they are, what worries them, hear their stories and, above […]

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dementia friendly communities

The Growing Trend of Dementia Friendly Communities

Written by Stannah on 24th August 2017

Despite our increased capacity for connection, many individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or memory loss still struggle with isolation, loneliness and a general sense of societal neglect. For these individuals, and the families who support them, social connections can be difficult to make and a simple task can quickly become a stressful challenge. Fortunately, […]

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Unique 4th of July Activities for Seniors

Written by Stannah on 3rd July 2017

Summer is in full swing, and the 4th of July is a fantastic time to relax and reconnect with family and friends. From lively fireworks to laid-back barbeques there are a variety of entertaining ways seniors can get involved in the holiday festivities. Stannah Stairlifts offers fun and unique 4th of July activities for seniors […]

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