It was great being part of the Aging Without Borders Virtual Caregiving Summit that just took place. More than 50 experts on aging from around the world gave virtual talks on too-many-to-count issues important to boomers and seniors. Okay, I’ll name a few: caregiving, technology, housing, spirituality, health, purpose, money and ageism.
I spoke on creative housing alternatives and what to consider before, and if, you make a move. It’s a lot more than where you’re going to live (caregiving, finances, services and amenities, people around to thwart or mitigate loneliness and social isolation, transportation). Here’s an excerpt from my talk.
Since it’s a virtual summit, you can listen to any of the talks 24/7 if you choose! I’m still wading through them, learning about resources and strategies new to me, as well as cool, progressive programs and aging initiatives.
Having a global perspective on aging and hearing how issues like dementia are treated in other countries—I mean you, The Netherlands—makes all the difference in the world. Kudos to Aging Without Borders founder Kari Henley for envisioning her concept—and pulling it off.
And now, take a look at the full interview.