Sustainability is a big buzzword in today’s culture, with everyone from politicians to CEOs striving to develop lasting goods, services, business practices and government initiatives. As an educator, I believe it is necessary to also consider the impact of sustainability in education. This year, we at Francis Parker School mark our centennial anniversary; and as we celebrate this milestone, we also remember that it is our duty to instill in today’s youth the capacity to act as citizens of the world, committed to creating a better future for the sake of our society, our culture, and the planet at large.
With just weeks of campaigning left before the presidential election, media coverage of key concerns like the economy and health care has escalated to a dizzying degree. But as partisan debates and punditry flood the airwaves, it becomes increasingly difficult for elderly individuals and their families to plan ahead when it comes to government-funded senior health care services. Regardless of their political affiliations, many older Americans rely on Medicare funding for retirement and health care planning. Amidst election year uncertainty, professional geriatric care managers offer experience and guidance to help seniors organize their healthcare and plan for the future – regardless of changes to the political landscape.
Summer may be drawing to a close, but here in San Diego our fun in the sun is just getting started. Thanks to their unique coastal location and year-around sunny weather, San Diego and the surrounding communities like Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad are great places to enjoy outdoor activities and events for all seasons. This fall, the San Diego event calendar features everything from live music and cultural performances to exhibitions, parades, food and beer festivals and sporting events. With so much to see and do, it is no wonder that San Diego is a prime destination – not only for vacationers but for full-time residents as well.
At Innovative Healthcare Consultants, our trained and certified geriatric care managers provide custom eldercare consultancy services for seniors and their families in and around the San Diego area. From choosing a reputable caregiving agency to creating a budget plan, Innovative Healthcare Consultants is a full-service resource for aging San Diegans and their families. Protect yourself and your loved ones from elder abuse: contact us today for expert San Diego eldercare guidance. To learn more about our services and credentials, schedule a consultation or find valuable eldercare tips and information, visit us online, at www.innovativehc.com.
The Rancho Valencia Resort San Diego is currently undergoing extensive renovations and upgrades, with a grand reopening slated for September of this year. The resort is a prime getaway destination for tourists and local residents of Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla and Carmel Valley alike, and it also presents the potential for fractional ownership. Fractional ownership properties are those within which multiple owners hold percentage shares in exchange for owner access to the property, as well as membership perks. Rancho Valencia is a great example of fractional ownership for San Diego County residents, and one that serves to illustrate the advantages and costs of alternative vacation real estate investments.
In recent columns, we have noted the rising population of soon-to-be retired baby boomers – many of whom are struggling to boost their savings in anticipation of the need for chronic care. According to a recent report from CNBC, the combination of greater life expectancy and the prevalence of conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s is making senior long-term care insurance a necessity for aging individuals. As in many parts of the country, elder care in San Diego can be costly. But is long-term care insurance the best option?
Summer is in full swing, and that means it is time once again for the San Diego Del Mar Fair. Last year, the Fair celebrated its 75th anniversary; but while thousands of locals religiously flock to the stunning Del Mar fairgrounds every summer, only a handful know the history behind this signature San Diego event. Originally conceived as an agricultural fair in 1880, the gathering evolved over the years until, in 1936, the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA) purchased a plot of land at the mouth of the San Dieguito River to create an official county fairground. The rest, as they say, is history – and an enduring for the legacy that still affects the lives of Del Mar natives and visitors alike today.
The cost of elder care in the United States has been a concern for aging Americans and their families for years. But now, according to NPR, those costs and related complications are set to become even more burdensome due to the steadily rising number of aging baby boomers in need of medical care and lifestyle support. NPR reports that nearly 78 million baby boomers are in the process of retiring – and while these numbers will initially benefit the economy thanks to added recreation and vacation spending, they will ultimately lead to a massive increase in the number of sick or disabled seniors dependent on costly healthcare.
Next week, I’ll Have Another will attempt to net the Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes – a feat over 30 years in the making. The excitement surrounding I’ll Have Another’s victories at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes earlier this year, combined with the Belmont buzz, is expected to spill over into this year’s Del Mar racing season. According to the Daily Racing Forum, last year’s opening day at Del Mar drew a record-breaking 46,588 spectators: and this year, the July 18 event promises to be even bigger and more exciting than before.
May is National Geriatric Care Managers Month; and as we take time to recognize and appreciate the hard work of senior care givers throughout the nation, it is also an opportune time to explore the work of geriatric care managers – and to learn when and how these talented professionals may help family caregivers improve health and happiness for aging loved ones.