More than 700 of our readers, between ages 50 and 89, told us what activities they want in retirement communities.
Our survey respondents and data research pointed us to two ideas for single seniors.
crunched American Community Survey data to see where in the United States men outnumber women and vice versa.
The map below shows their findings for singles ages 45-64, the oldest group researchers analyzed.
After55.com’s survey offers other possibilities closer to home for single seniors who live in a senior-housing or retirement community.
For men, while you could go fishing or hit the links, you’re more likely to find women on the dance floor or in the crafts room. I direct and edit the blog for the best senior-housing and senior-living insight and advice, while also conducting search-engine optimization for the site as a whole. Ellen Friedrichs That it emerged in the first place is a reminder that plenty of people continue to pathologize adolescent sexual expression and view it as something in need of constant monitoring and regulation under the guise of preventing harm.The Salem-Keizer school district in Oregon recently passed a rule requiring that school employees report students to law enforcement or state officials if they learn a teen is sexually active.This rule, teachers were informed, applied even if the student’s partner was another teen with whom they were in a consensual relationship.This case got some much-deserved (or Romeo and Juliet) provision.Though close-in-age provisions advise prosecutors not to treat consensual teen relationships in the same way they would other statutory rape cases, school officials decided that Oregon’s clause did not exempt teachers from the reporting requirement as it would be up to law officials to determine if abuse had occurred.Many of the district’s teens were appalled, and as a junior at one of the affected schools, explained in a letter to the school board, “I can no longer talk to my health teacher about myself or others engaging in sexual activity …I lose every single teacher and faculty member in this school to talk to, or to ask advice from.I lose the ability to have a private conversation with a trusted adult who works for the district about something personal to me.” But that it emerged in the first place is a reminder that plenty of people continue to pathologize adolescent sexual expression and view it as something in need of constant monitoring and regulation under the guise of preventing harm.Salem-Keizer Is Not Alone Though the case in Oregon surprised a lot of people, the conflation of voluntarily sexual active teens with abuse victims is not isolated to this one district.In fact, schools across the country can require teachers to report sexually active teens to the authorities. All states legally require the reporting of child abuse by people who are considered mandatory reporters.