Retirement means different things to different people. But regardless of whether you want to spend your retirement playing at home with your grandchildren, traveling the world, or somewhere in between, you’ll need to plan ahead to make the most of your life after you retire. Many people start planning for retirement early in life. Others…Read More
Do you find yourself reflecting on recent changes in your aging loved one’s behavior? Maybe your dad used to light up when you mentioned going fishing, but now he’s hardly interested anymore. Or your mom looked forward to your weekly coffee dates, but now there’s always an excuse why she needs to cancel. Seniors are at…Read More
Independence is something that we all value, and that doesn’t diminish with age. Maintaining as much independence as possible is extremely important to the majority of seniors. Although some health conditions or cognitive issues are beyond our control, there are things you can do to increase your ability to stay independent for longer. Here are four simple ways to keep your independence as you age.
September is National Yoga month, making it a great time to incorporate this form of exercise as a part of your healthy lifestyle. If images of participants twisted into human pretzels have you feeling a little hesitant, don’t worry. Yoga can be modified to be safe and comfortable for anyone. You can even perform some poses in a chair!
It can be difficult for elderly parents to admit that they need help at home. In some ways, it can be just as difficult for their children to come to terms with it. Realizing that the people who have cared for and supported you for so much of your life now need help to care…Read More
The decision to retire from driving is one of the most difficult ones seniors have to face. Many of them view their ability to drive as the key to their independence. And, though they may realize that failing eyesight or other factors have an impact on their ability to drive safely, they fear that giving…Read More
If you thought that coloring was just for kids, it’s time to think again! Coloring can be both enjoyable and relaxing for adults, and it has some notable benefits — especially for seniors. No one is suggesting that you go out and buy a box of crayons and a childish coloring book featuring simple cartoon…Read More
It’s no secret that health care has been a hot topic for the last several years. Currently, a new bill – The American Health Care Act – is being considered yet again as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The bill is still in its early phases and will likely go through many adjustments…Read More
As we age, there is no question that our minds and bodies go through many changes, and many of them are not exactly welcome ones. However, it would be a mistake to fall victim to the opinion that aging is an automatic sentence to poor health. Many seniors stay mentally and physically healthy well into their…Read More
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can leave a family feeling overwhelmed. If someone you love has recently been diagnosed with this condition, you may be looking at the road ahead with at least a little dread and uncertainty. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s isn’t easy, but it can be rewarding. Knowing what to expect and preparing…Read More