Most older adults have shoeboxes, frames, and dusty photo albums bursting with a lifetime or more of precious memories. Like memories, each of those photos fade with age. By digitizing them, those historical photos can be saved and shared with family and friends for years to come.
While it’s essential to your senior center’s success that members offer their time and talent as volunteers, it’s equally important that they do so in the correct way. We offer five tips for creating a simple, yet effective, volunteer onboarding process at your senior center.
With falling temps across the country, it’s no surprise that January is recognized as National Soup Month. Soups — like Classic Vegetable — are a great meal option for older adults because they add more veggies into your diet during a time of year when they are often lacking.
Many of us don’t realize just how much energy we waste at home. But the expenses can quickly add up and can take a big bite out of your retirement budget. With National Cut Your Energy Costs Day coming up on January 10th, we offer eight tips to help lower your energy costs this year.
A senior center isn’t an institution … it’s a community! When new people decide to join your center, there’s cause for celebration. Hosting a new member welcome event is a great way to show them that they belong in your community. We offer tips for planning a successful event.
When it comes to the holidays, society’s message is that the bigger, brighter, flashier, and more expensive the merriment, the better. Yet, the pressure to meet these expectations can steal the joy. We offer tips to help you reduce holiday stress and sadness for a more enjoyable time.
The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends. It’s also a time when people struggle to keep off the extra pounds that come with endless food options and irregular eating habits. We offer 10 steps you can take to make healthy eating choices and avoid weight gain.
The benefits of online shopping provide consumers with the opportunity to shop in their pajamas, avoiding traffic and saving time (and frustration) battling the crowds. But with convenience comes an increase in the risk for fraud. We offer tips to keep you safe and secure this holiday.
Older adults who have been lifelong smokers often feel there is no point in trying. Seniors may believe they are too old to reap any health rewards or that the damage has already been done. Not so say experts. You can improve your health from giving up smoking at any age.
With the holidays fast approaching, cranberries will be popping up in numerous recipes, including cranberry sauce. But store-bought varieties can be laden with sugar. So we offer a slimmed-down version that gives you all the health benefits of cranberries but without the guilt.
Caregivers are the unsung heroes of today and support our loved ones — but even the most loving and patient caregivers will become tired and suffer burnout because of stress and overwork. November’s Caregiver Appreciation Month aims to raise awareness and ease caregiver’s burdens.