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Category: Seniors
January 21, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Elderly care: Nonprofits have proved success

The article on Seattle firms’ development of senior housing in China [“Seattle firms export expertise on senior housing to China,” Business, Jan. 10] indicates that Chinese policymakers are depending on their expertise in building its long-term care (LTC) system. The question is what kind of system will give elderly Chinese and their families the…

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Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: Baozhen Luo, China, housing

October 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Seattle housing: An uncertain situation created for seniors

No longer is it only the extremely indigent citizens of our municipality who are being pushed to society’s margins and threatened with the daunting prospect of homelessness [“Longtime tenants get the boot from upgrades, soaring rents,” Local News, Sept. 29]. The sale of the Panorama House has precipitated an unexpected crisis for the many…

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Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: housing, Joe Martin, Panorama House

April 24, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Reverse mortgages: Best use is to invest in a living will, based on experience

On reverse mortgages: My father’s reverse mortgage let him live happily in his own home for five years with dementia and two wonderful live-in caregivers until he died at age 95 [“Mortgage loans meant to help seniors, push out their heirs,” Business/Technology, April 19]. He left them bequests totaling $25,000 in an estate of…

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Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: Carol Carnahan, living will, reverse mortgages

March 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Seniors driving: Create better standards for elderly drivers

I write as a 79-year-old who has driven since age 16, and who has never been in a collision [“Fatal crash restarts conversation on aging drivers problems,” Local News, March 9]. As I have aged, I have noted the slowing of my reflex time and the reduction of my night vision, and have adjusted my driving…

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Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: driving, Elderly, Paul Heins