eldercare http://nhpr.org en Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients http://nhpr.org/post/journey-song-shares-gift-music-hospice-patients-0 <p><a href="http://www.journeysong.org/JS-about-ourjourney.html" target="_blank">Journey Song</a>, a group of singers based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, brings the solace of music to hospice patients and their families. Ed Brown remembers how the group sang for his wife, Judith Whipple Brown.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:41:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41554 at http://nhpr.org Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't http://nhpr.org/post/food-pantry-provides-what-food-stamps-cant <p><a href="http://www.seacoastfamilyfoodpantry.org/" target="_blank">The Seacoast Family Food Pantry</a> began as the Ladies Humane Society in 1816 to assist families of fishermen. Now, it is still serving those in the community who need help. The pantry aids many families with children—and many elders. Jane is a widow living on a fixed income.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There are a lot of things you can’t buy with food stamps, but down at the pantry, they cover just about everything that you would need in your household,” Jane said.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Production Intern 30160 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients http://nhpr.org/post/journey-song-shares-gift-music-hospice-patients <p><a href="http://www.journeysong.org/JS-about-ourjourney.html" target="_blank">Journey Song</a>, a group of singers based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, brings the solace of music to hospice patients and their families. Ed Brown remembers how the group sang for his wife, Judith Whipple Brown.</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 30155 at http://nhpr.org Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients Aging In Place http://nhpr.org/post/aging-place <p></p><p></p><p>According to a recent AARP survey, more than 95 percent of New Hampshire seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age - but that’s not always practical or affordable.<br><br>To address these concerns, two non-profits in the state are developing a novel approach to home-based eldercare that’s becoming popular around the country.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:58:41 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 27120 at http://nhpr.org Aging In Place Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories http://nhpr.org/post/alzheimers-patients-turn-stories-instead-memories Ask family members of someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia: Trying to talk with a loved one who doesn't even remember exactly who they are can be very frustrating.<p>But here at a senior center in Seattle, things are different.<p>On one recent day, 15 elderly people were forming a circle. The room is typical — linoleum floors, cellophane flowers on the windows, canes and wheelchairs, and walkers lined up against the wall.<p>Linda White is leading a session based on a program called <a href="http://www.timeslips.org/">TimeSlips</a>. Mon, 14 May 2012 07:26:00 +0000 4711 at http://nhpr.org Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories Word of Mouth for November 7th, 2011 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-november-7th-2011 <p>Caremore, a company that has revolutionized&nbsp;eldercare - providing better care and&nbsp;doing it profitably.&nbsp; The &quot;next big thing&quot; prediction&nbsp;for Apple -&nbsp;under new leadership.&nbsp; And&nbsp;18th century explorers who&nbsp;fearlessly set out to catalog the&nbsp;variety of species that roam the earth.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 304 at http://nhpr.org