More people thinking about senior care options

Successful Aging Summit held in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – An aging Baby Boomer population has more seniors and their children looking for health and living services. A summit held Tuesday at the Linda Manor Extended Care and Assisted Living facility in Northampton addressed some of the services that are available.

Community members from across western Massachusetts were invited to learn about health and wellness, and the services available. Presentations addressed how being proactive physically and mentally can help with overall health.

“The demographics for older people is on the rise. We’re also in the part where Baby Boomers are starting to get older. So we’re trying to provide an all-inclusive service here for folks, not just from a physical care perspective, but an educational care perspective, and for fun,” Linda Manor Executive Director Emily Uguccioni said.

There are different types of care that can be provided. Extended and long-term care is for people with serious Alzheimer’s or dementia that need 24-hour service. Assisted care enables elderly people to live in their own quarters, with help when it comes to dressing and bathing.

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