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one or more buildings where people live.
congregate housing a living arrangement for healthy older adults in which residents live in their own apartments and may take their meals in a common dining room, with various opportunities for socialization with other residents. Housekeeping and maintenance services are provided, but health maintenance services are scheduled independently by the residents. Called also independent living facilities.
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Q. How can I "allergy proof" the house? My nephew will be coming to stay with me for a couple of months and he is highly allergic. How can I allergy proof the house so he'll be protected?

A. Excellent tips :)
In the meantime everything is fine.

Q. How can i prevent my mother reducing the overweight? she is an 52 years of old. She is an house wife

A. Do you mean how to help her lose her overweight?
The best way is diet and exercise. In order for her not to feel like she is the only one on a diet, its best if all the family starts eating a healthy diet. This will help both her and all of you. She should also exercise. You can encourage her by taking walks with her around the neighborhood, or walking to the grocery store instead of driving there, taking the steps instead of an elevator and more.
Here is a website with a lot of information on how to eat healthy:

Q. How can i prevent my mother reducing the overweight? she is an 52 years of old. She is an house wife she had diabetic & BP

A. I think that the key to weight loss is not so much as dieting but taking control over what and how much you eat. I eat at least six times a day, thats four meals and two snacks. The protions that i eat however are not that big. I mostly just eat until I'm full or just satisfied. I really dont excercise either except for walking and I have lost 55 pounds over about a 3 or 4 month period. I LOVE food and the few diets that i did try didnt work, either because I was still hungry or I just didnt stick to them long enough to see results. I don't know if this works for everyone, but it worked for me. I think this worked because eating six meals a day kept my metabolism running almost constantly, so i ended up burning more calories than i took in. This may not take the weight off fast, but it can help you lose weight and keep it off. Hope this helps.

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The plans included the East River Houses south of the Williamsburg Bridge -- the first project in the city to qualify for Title I slum clearance dollars.
Like slum clearance, racial segregationism was, in this particular case, limited by the American judiciary's especially fierce insistence on private property rights.
The capital has some of the best Victorian terraced housing in the UK, and it saw slum clearance in the 1960s.
Nowhere are the merits and limitations of his treatment more evident than in his analysis of the most ideologically charged issue he treats: slum clearance. For many observers, past and present, the tenements of Manhattan's Lower East Side, where many recent arrivals from Ellis Island settled, were and remain an indictment of relatively unrestricted markets and proof of the need for government intervention.
Moses' success inspired similar slum clearance projects in other cities.
Three years later, in 1969, Save the Children sponsored an amateur film on slum clearance.
Both the child stars' were rendered homeless after Mumbai authorities torn down their shanties following a slum clearance drive.
Slum clearance in mining village THIRTY-EIGHT corrugated iron-faced cottages comprising the greater part of dwellings at Boulby, the former iron-stone mining village, were being demolished under a slum clearance order.
Starr's childhood home in Toxteth, Liverpool, is to be demolished as part of a slum clearance.
Constitution generally limits the use of eminent domain to government projects such as roads or public buildings, or to what used to be known as slum clearance. Local governments, however, have increasingly found it convenient to use eminent domain to clear land for private development that will enhance the tax base.