Independence Doesn’t Mean Going It Alone

November 4, 2019 — This is the time of year when families visit older relatives, often to find that their beloved elders are facing challenges being safe and healthy at home. The National Council on Aging offers information on reaching out for helpful resources that you can share with senior friends and loved ones. Doing things for ourselves makes... Read More

Wordfind: Keeping Fit When It’s Cold Outside

November 4, 2019 — Most all of us love to go for an outing when the weather is nice. But winter can bring cool, even dangerously cold, temperatures that can make it unsafe for seniors to follow their usual fitness regimen. Yet our need for exercise doesn’t take a winter break! This month’s wordfind puzzle contains 20 words having... Read More

Holiday Gift Suggestions for Senior Living Community Residents

November 4, 2019 — Black Friday is when many people start getting serious about shopping for holiday gifts. Whether your family celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another winter celebration, giving gifts is most likely part of the festivities. But when a loved one lives in a skilled nursing facility, selecting the right gift can be challenging. Each year, our... Read More

Infographic: Ten Tips for Senior Drivers

November 4, 2019 — December 2 – 6, 2019 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association, this annual event calls attention to the age-related changes that can affect driving, interventions that can help, and ways to remain engaged in the community. Check out this infographic for a reminder of things seniors can do... Read More

Aging & Caregiving in the News

November 4, 2019 — Information, updates and interesting tidbits In this issue: Create a family health history Giving or receiving—which feels better? Relieving anxiety with video games Thanksgiving Is National Family Health History Day On Thanksgiving, families get together from near and far to enjoy time together and catch up on each other’s lives. It’s also, according to the... Read More

Family Caregivers Play a Vital Role in Today’s Healthcare System

November 4, 2019 — November is National Family Caregivers Month, an occasion to honor the many people who provide unpaid care for their elderly and disabled loved ones. There’s a growing recognition of the integral role played by spouses, adult children, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives who step up when seniors needs help. Family caregiving is an important health... Read More