May 9 - 15, 2021 is National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. It’s one of the most important events of the year for nursing homes.
May 2021 is Older Americans Month. Every May, the Administration [...]
When selecting an outdoor activity to do with your loved one this spring, focus on hobbies and interests that they used to enjoy and get creative with new options they might find fun and rewarding.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic believe there is a link between [...]
The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation recommends these [...]
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we [...]
Senior citizens have a lifetime of experience. They comprise a generation that has survived The Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam and The Great Recession. They have a lot to teach us about enduring change and handling life’s adversity.
During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses, especially for senior citizens. Check out these tips for preventing common cold-weather dangers to seniors.
Researchers have found that a single session of exercise improves cognitive functions and working memory in some older people. In experiments that included physical activity, brain scans, and working memory tests, the researchers also found that participants experienced the same cognitive benefits and improved memory from a single exercise session as they did from longer, regular exercise.
Given the opportunity to live much longer lives, many of us might feel hesitant. After all, you might think, who would want to live an extra 20 years dealing with arthritis, dementia or heart problems? But what if those years could be filled with youthful vigor – or at least middle-aged comfort?