Thursday, June 21, 2018

Who Has Helped You or Your Loved One Get Around More Easily?



Do you know of a healthcare community who is doing something like this? The Innovative Structural Design award is given to someone who has made mobility, adaptability, or overall older living challenges easier for older adults. Submit your nomination here by August 10. Five winners will be featured in the winter issue of Today's Transitions and the November issue of Today's Woman.

A Party to Remember

By Victoria DeWilligen


Growing older comes with so many fun and exciting reasons to celebrate. When we’re younger we dream of throwing the perfect sweet 16 party, tossing our cap at graduation, and standing at the altar on our wedding day. Often we forget about the great milestones that come later in life. Wedding anniversaries, landmark birthdays, and the joy of retiring all come with the opportunity to have an amazing celebration. Whether it be an intimate event or a huge celebratory bash, there are many ways to celebrate these milestones, and planning the party can be almost as fun as the party itself.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What Elder Support Services Have Wowed You?



Do you know of an outstanding outreach program for those who are suffering from specific diseases and/aging issues? Nominate it for the Innovative Support Service award, which is given to someone who has created programs to improve the quality of life for those who are suffering from certain illnesses.

Pump Up the Volume: Gadgets for Improving Your Hearing

By Yelena Sapin

Problem: Trouble Hearing
As you add another candle to your birthday cake, you might begin to notice that your hearing isn’t as sharp as it once was. It might be brought to your attention by loved ones complaining that the TV or radio is too loud, or you might find it increasingly difficult to follow conversations in noisy rooms or restaurants. Dr. Ingrid Edwards, the audiology team leader at Heuser Hearing Institute, suggests two types of products that can help whether or not you wear a hearing aid. But regardless of your hearing needs, remember to use earplugs or protective ear gear when engaged in any noisy activity, and consult a hearing specialist before inserting any device in your ear.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nominate Your Company (or someone else) for this Innovation Award




Is your company doing something special like this one? The Innovative Healthcare Services award is given to someone who has enhanced the overall care of patients or improved the techniques used to care for their patients. The recipient of this award should show a desire to provide better care to patients, and develop new ways of managing their healthcare needs. The deadline for nominations is August 10.




Five Signs to Look for When Choosing a Care Community for Your Loved One

By Emily Gahafer
Illustration by Brittany Granville

Deciding on the perfect place to send a loved one is an almost impossible task. Today, there are few facilities that are both safe, affordable, and provide the best care for your family.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Who Will You Nominate?



Today’s Transitions is seeking the innovators in your life. Do you know someone who is making it easier for your aging loved ones? Nominate a person, business, senior living community, or a nonprofit organization for Today’s Transitions Innovation Awards. Winners will be featured in the winter issue of Today’s Transitions as well as Today’s Woman magazine. Nominations can be placed here. Deadline for submissions is August 10, 2018.

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