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Single by Choice or Chance: Authors Interview, Part 2

Women – “You’re single, aging and thinking about the future.” So begins the new book, by Jill O’Donnell & Jackie Porter – Single by Choice or Chance (The smart woman’s guide to living longer, better). Rather than a traditional book review, here in the 2nd of two parts, I present views of the authors as

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -4

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Final thought about De Hogeweyk, a dementia village outside Amsterdam, is to first go back to one of my major interests in the overall theme of age friendly community design. Full kudos to Dementia Village Architects (DVA); their story is articulated with simplicity and clarity on their website. One phrase seems to say it

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -2

In the village of Weesp, not far from Amsterdam rests another village within a village, called De Hogeweyk – so called a Dementia Village. Certainly not a traditional institutional setting; “the rules don’t dominate the situation”, says Jill O’Donnell President of Iris For Seniors. On her 2014 visit to Holland, Jill made a b-line to

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