Wordfind: Grow Better Health With Gardening

July 5, 2019 — Gardening benefits the mind, body and spirit! It’s a great way to add physical activity to your life and to spend more time in the great outdoors. If you haven’t started a garden this year, it’s never too late to take advantage of the benefits. Whether you have a mini-farm in your back yard or... Read More

Seniors Can Get Help Paying Energy Costs During the Hot Summer

July 5, 2019 — Across much of the country, hot weather has arrived! Did you know that extreme heat is the most dangerous weather condition for older adults? Air conditioning can protect the health of seniors, but energy costs prevent some from using it. The National Council on Aging shares information that can help. Low-income seniors and adults with... Read More

Aging & Caregiving in the News

July 5, 2019 — Information, updates and interesting tidbits In this issue: Complicated reasons behind age-related memory changes Few family caregivers planned for the role Will Facebook become a time capsule? How’s Your Working Memory? “I met that guy ten minutes ago and now I can’t remember his name!” This classic “senior moment” is so typical of the age-related... Read More

Staying Active When You Have Arthritis

July 5, 2019 — Many older adults who are living in a skilled nursing facility have arthritis. Over 25% of all older adults do. You might think that medications are the only treatment for arthritis, but that is actually only a small part of the help that is available. Today, fewer people with arthritis are taking the powerful opioid... Read More

Overcoming an Epidemic of Senior Loneliness

July 5, 2019 — At every age, people need people. As we grow older, it can be harder to stay socially connected. A recent poll conducted by University of Michigan Medicine experts found that 25% of older adults report feeling lonely and isolated. While staying socially connected has always been a challenge for older adults—think of the old cliché... Read More