10 Things You Might Not Know About Falls

September 3, 2019 — September 23, 2019 is the first day of fall—and it’s also National Falls Prevention Awareness Day! This event presents a great time for seniors to brush up on their knowledge about preventing fall-related injuries. Talking about it and thinking about it are the first steps to lowering the risk. Here are 10 things to know:... Read More

Wordfind: 20 Ingredients for Healthy Aging

September 2, 2019 — September is Healthy Aging Month! What does “healthy aging” really mean? Does it mean living to age 100 without experiencing health problems? Preserving our total independence right up until the end? Experts today say that “healthy aging” not only means staving off disease, but also managing it. With the right support, seniors can manage health... Read More

Grandparents Who Care: When Grands Provide Child Care

September 2, 2019 — Sunday, September 8 is National Grandparents Day. Rebecca Parlakian of ZERO TO THREE shares some information about grandparents today. My mom watched my newborn son as I made the transition back to work. One day, I handed him off to her for a nap as I got on a conference call. When he woke, I... Read More

Infographic: Retirement Planning Tips

September 2, 2019 — During September we celebrate Labor Day, honoring the workers of the U.S. If we’re later on in years, we might be considering leaving the labor force, or cutting back. This month’s infographic is a reminder of things we need to consider long before collecting that gold watch. Source: Real Properties in association with IlluminAge Communication... Read More

Aging & Caregiving in the News

September 2, 2019 — Information, updates and interesting tidbits In this issue: Back pain can shorten life What’s the cure for ageism? A “forgotten symptom” of dementia Another Reason to Seek Treatment for Back Pain A majority of older adults will experience back pain at least periodically. Back pain can be miserable, leading to depression, inactivity, and a loss... Read More

Helping Senior Living Residents Avoid Unhealthy Weight Gain

September 2, 2019 — In July 2019, experts from West Virginia University noted that today, about 30% of senior care community residents are living with obesity. This complicates their care, and compromises their health. Some skilled nursing facilities are adapting their buildings with widened doorways and specialized equipment. But of course, the main focus is on the health of... Read More