Second 1/2, The Concierge Club for Seniors

    Unique Seniors Program Launched by Concierge Service During Older

    ATLANTA, Ga., April 30 /CNW/ -- May is Older Americans Month, a
celebration of the wisdom and love our elders provide, and the ideal time for
the launch of Second 1/2, The Concierge Club for Seniors. Recently introduced
by 2 Places At 1 Time concierge service, Second 1/2 is a comprehensive elder
care service designed to keep seniors in their own homes as long as possible.
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    Today's seniors live longer with lower rates of disability than their
predecessors, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Most prefer to live in
their own homes; and AARP estimates that nearly three-fourths of assisted
living residents could stay in their homes with a little help. Unfortunately,
nearly two-thirds of adult children do not live in the same community as their
aging parents, making it difficult for them to check in regularly.
    "Happier people are healthier and live longer," said Andrea Arena,
president of both companies. "Our personalized services are half the cost of
being in a senior home."

    Arena offered tips so caregivers can plan ahead to keep seniors

    (*) Adapt the environment to the seniors' abilities--Make changes early to
      anticipate physical limitations

    (*) Set goals and plan for the future--Focus on exercise and eating well to
      maintain physical health.

    (*) Encourage your senior to ask for help--Recognize limitations and seek
      outside help as needed

    (*) Identify available resources--local and state governments, communities
      and churches offer many options for seniors, but available resources
      vary by location

    Whether seniors need a little assistance or a lot, Second 1/2 is here to
help. Its customized programs manage all the details that allow older adults
to live at home. Relatives can rest assured their loved ones have all the
support they need. Second 1/2 is available in all major cities in the U.S. and
    Senior-certified concierges visit the home regularly and take care of a
variety of tasks. Caregivers receive detailed updates, including reports and
personal comments from the concierge.
    Second 1/2 also performs comprehensive evaluations to assess each
senior's needs, and then addresses those needs through its Resource and
Referral service. Caregivers and seniors alike gain peace of mind from the
24/7 Web and Phone-based access.
    "We've found a rising demand for this service in the past few years,"
explained Arena. "Adults find it difficult to juggle their professional lives
and the needs of their aging parents, particularly if they live in different
cities. They want a trustworthy, reliable person to check on them regularly,
like a good neighbor. We give them that, and so much more."
    Founded in 1991, 2 Places At 1 Time is the premier provider of concierge
and senior services to families and corporations in the U.S. and Canada. For
more information about Second 1/2, Concierge Club for Seniors, call toll free
1-877-275-2237 or visit

    Contact: Elaine McEachern


For further information:

For further information: Elaine McEachern of McEachern Communications, 
+1-404-355-8748,, for Second 
1/2, The Concierge Club for Seniors Web Site:

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