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Al Brandenburg Maricopa

New health technology a boon to seniors

  The healthcare industry is evolving, thanks to policy changes, societal shifts and technological advances. New technologies like telemedicine have grown to a staggering degree during...

Council rookie a techie with decades of know-how

  It’s been a long road for Bob Marsh. A self-described dot-connector at age 76, he will be a fresh face on Maricopa City Council after...

Senior house-sharing: Is it right for you?

It may have started with “The Golden Girls,” the 1980s sitcom featuring the lives and interactions of four older women with diverse backgrounds who...
Ron Smith Maricopa

GTK: Ron Smith, aging in place advocate

Ron Smith, a resident of Maricopa since 2007, writes an aging-in-place column for InMaricopa. Hometown: Amsterdam, N.Y. Maricopan since: April 2007 Occupation: Retired Family: My wife of 51...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Aging advocate: Make your bathroom senior-friendly

The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in your house due to the increased potential for falls caused by slippery conditions. Ultimately,...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Technology helping more seniors age at home

By Al Brandenburg Americans are living longer, and most would prefer to age in their own home and community, rather than going to a hospital...

Independence Day is all about We the People

Many people see the Fourth of July as fireworks, pool parties and barbecues, but this American holiday is more than an object or activity. The...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Koczor: Pets bring seniors unconditional love

According to the National Pet Owners Survey, more than 84 million homes in the United States have a pet. During COVID-19, pet adoption from...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Make your kitchen senior-friendly

Let’s make our living spaces easier on ourselves. Our older selves will thank us. We are going to start our room-by-room review in your...

Seniors, make your hobbies active-leisure

By Joan Koczor Have you ever been asked if you have a hobby and thought, “good question”? Maybe you like to watch TV or go online...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Aging in Place: Tips for buying that ‘forever’ home

Ready to find your “forever” home? Here are a few things to consider: The community you are looking at for your forever home should have...

Copper Sky assisted living comes to P&Z

Plans for senior housing at Copper Sky are set to come before Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission Monday. Seasons Living at Copper Sky, created by...

What seniors need to know about taxes

By Al Brandenburg Well, here we go again. Another year, another round of trying to keep the IRS from getting the best of you. The deadline...

Make your ‘forever’ home adaptable

By Ron Smith In February, InMaricopa provided an introduction to the topic of aging-in-place. We will continue the topic to help provide insight into many...

No need to panic over freon

By Joan Koczor Many of you have heard or read about Freon R-22 and how the oils in R-22 destroy the ozone. According to the...

Assisted living and what it means to you

By Al Brandenburg The Maricopa Senior Coalition has three long-term goals. Internment and funeral services in Maricopa, digital-photo storage services and a livable/age-friendly community. As part...

Make an end-of-life checklist

By Joan Koczor An unpleasant subject? Something you don’t want to talk about? Does your family cringe when you bring the subject up? Consider it...

Building, adapting homes for aging population

  From width of doorways to styles of doorknobs, design and remodeling of homes for an aging population has drawn notice from the construction industry...

Seniors connect at annual expo (GALLERY)

Maricopa's Senior Info/Expo was Saturday at Copper Sky Multigenerational Complex and included workshops, organizations, vendors, resources, blood-pressure checks, hearing tests and food. Pinal County's...

Time for a change: Get serious about smoke, CO detector alarms

  By Al Brandenburg Most homes in Maricopa are just over 10 years old, and 10 years is the useful life expectancy of the original smoke...

How old you feel may be more important than your actual age

  By Al Brandenburg Last month I wrote about the need for a cemetery and internment services in Maricopa. This month we’ll address some things a...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Memory Café offered by Pinal-Gila Council for Seniors

A recent article by Ginger Fligger with Pinal-Gila Council for Seniors states 173,000 people in Arizona will live with Alzheimer’s or another condition that...

Why Maricopa needs a cemetery

By Al Brandenburg Now that a true senior center is in the offing for next year, Maricopa Senior Coalition (MSC) is refocusing its efforts toward...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Koczor: New driver’s license requirements in effect next year

Effective Oct. 1, 2020, driver's licenses in Arizona will not be compliant with the REAL ID Act, according to Arizona Department of Transportation. The...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Senior Living: Time to downsize, de-clutter

Some of us are reaching that stage of our life when we are considering downsizing. Some are looking forward to removing the clutter and...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Senior advocate: Is it time for a geriatrician?

A geriatrician is an expert in the branch of medicine or social science dealing with the health care of elderly people by prevention and...

Senior Corner: Preparing a will is easy, free in Maricopa

By Bob Marsh According to AARP, more than 60 percent of Americans die without a will. For them, the burden of deciding what to do...

Koczor: Seniors can learn from headaches

By Joan Koczor Headache is one of the most common and debilitating pain conditions in the world. The World Health Organization names headache the third...

Senior lifestyle trends include ‘coliving’

By Bob Marsh Most seniors want to maximize their independence, their quality of life, their freedom and their choices as they age. Rather than downsizing all...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

Koczor: Seniors at risk from falling

Falls are a real and growing risk to older adults’ health and independence and, in some cases, to their very lives. Falls can cause...

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