First Comprehensive Plan for Aging in Place Published(National Aging in Place Council - NAIPC)
To commemorate National Aging in Place Week earlier this month, the NAIPC published “Act III: Your Plan for Aging in Place.” This unique planning tool was designed to enable American retirees and seniors to assess their needs for successful and fulfilling aging. Seniors or caregivers answer questions about critical areas of life, including home, health and wellness, personal finance, transportation, and community involvement/social interaction. This information remains private and helps seniors evaluate their needs for the kind of aging lifestyle desired. Users can choose to enter their specific needs on a two-page template available online at www.ageinplace.org/planning-guide
. If they submit the Act III “Needs Assessment” to NAIPC, the National Council or a local chapter will respond to the user with recommendations for services that are available to help fulfill their needs and guidance on how to obtain those services. The term Act III refers to the third stage of life, which is retirement and later life. The creators view Act I as childhood and education, and Act II as family raising and core career.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is Carl Phillips again, at the
Wilmuth farm, Grovers Mill, New Jersey... Well, I . . . I
hardly know where to begin, to paint for you a word picture of the
strange scene before my eyes...
Good heavens, something's wriggling out of the shadow like a
gray snake. Now it's another one, and another. They look like tentacles
to me. There, I can see the thing's body. It's large, large as a bear
and it glistens like wet leather. But that face, it . . . Ladies and
gentlemen, it's indescribable. I can hardly force myself to keep
looking at it."
Howard Koch and John Houseman, excerpts from a transcript of a broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds done for the "Mercury Theatre on the Air" program headed by Orson Welles
on October 30, 1938
. The program was modeled in the style of live news broadcasts and despite the disclaimer at the show's beginning, it has been estimated that more than a million people believed it to be reporting an actual invasion of New Jersey by Martians.