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Planning For Retirement with FSL

Planning For Retirement And Long Term Care

Did you know 70% of people turning 65 can expect to use some form of long term care during their lives. Which means, at some point you are likely to navigate through the abundant, and often confusing, spectrum of planning for retirement. But wait – you are not yet 65.

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Let’s Talk Self-Driving Cars

By now, you may have seen the ads around town about how self-driving cars could help members of our community. You may be asking, “Why did FSL join this campaign?”   As Tom Egan, President and CEO explains, “Enhancing independence for seniors and adults with disabilities is at the core

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 1

What do you do when you see your parents changing right in front of your eyes? How do you help when your beloved mother and father say, “We are fine. We don’t need any help.” Do you believe them or do you take matters into your own hands? Admittedly, I

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Saving Energy to Better Lives

The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) Real Estate Services recently received a loan from the City of Phoenix’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program for the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) Tesla battery storage system. The addition of a lithium-ion battery storage system allows FSL to store excess energy generated by

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Who is a caregiver?

Who is a caregiver? More than likely, the person in the next cubicle or the person standing next to you at the grocery store or perhaps, you. In other words, anyone who has aging parents, a child who needs around the clock care or the children who often times have

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Seniors and Poverty Statistics

More than 25 million older Americans over the age of 60 are economically insecure. These older adults struggle with housing and health costs that continue to rise, while also having to budget for basics like food and transportation. What’s even more alarming is that many older adults who have income

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What Counts as Reasonable Accommodation?

Under the Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for any person to refuse making reasonable accommodations that would prevent individuals with disabilities from having equal opportunity to reside in and enjoy a rental unit, including the use of common and public areas, as a non-disabled individual would. Examples of Reasonable

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Outside on Street - Foundation For Senior Living

Why We Need Senior-Friendly Urban Developments

Low-income seniors face multiple challenges living in a suburban area, especially if they are unable to drive or can no longer afford to own a car. Without a steady means of transportation, such as regular bus transportation, they are often left to depend on others for transportation and in effect,

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FSL and Veterans: Denny’s Story

Denny grew up in a proud military family. His cousin was a Green Beret and his father gave his life as a Marine during World War II. He vividly remembers his days on the deck of the USS Ticonderoga in the South of the China Sea during the Vietnam War.

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How to Design Bathrooms for Fall Prevention

While the bathroom may be the smallest room in a home, it’s also one of the most dangerous for adults with mobility issues. A bathroom that is not designed with safety considerations can make achieving the goal of independent living difficult. With almost 90 percent of seniors stating their desire

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June is Home Safety Month

June is National Home Safety Month and FSL wants caregivers to ensure homes are safe for their loved ones. Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home, making falls the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Falls often occur due to avoidable hazards that are easy to

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Save the Date: June 3 FSL Sponsors Utility Assistance Day

Foundation for Senior Living (FSL), NW Valley Community Action Program is hosting a special utility assistance day on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, Ariz. 85345. Residents of Peoria, Sun Cities, Waddell and Youngtown are

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May is Community Action Month

The Community Action Network is made up of public and private agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout Arizona. Most of the agencies are Community Action Agencies (CAAs), created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs provide services to more than 232,000 people

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Who Can Benefit from Adult Foster Care?

An adult foster care home (AFC) is a type of assisted living facility licensed by the AZ Department of Health Services. These private homes for older adults and adults with disabilities provide assistance in activities of daily living. Adult foster care homes offer different levels of care, based on the

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