The loss of loved ones, diminished health, and too much time on their hands can take a toll on a senior’s feeling of self-worth and well-being. But practicing gratitude on a daily basis can do wonders for mental health and make it more bearable to get through the tough times.
Many people think of the flu as just an annoyance instead of a serious health risk. But for older adults, the flu can be dangerous. In addition to the vaccine, there are other preventative measures seniors and their family members should take to avoid being bitten by the bug.
This fall, you’ll likely wash windows, vacuum cobwebs, organize closets, and clean out the garage in preparation for winter. But do you give your trusted computer the same attention? National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day on October 21st is a great time to organize your desktop!
We’ve all heard of someone who was a victim of financial fraud. Americans over 65 years are especially at risk, losing more than $2.9 billion per year. We outline the top 6 scams to watch for and offer tips to keep in mind so you and your loved ones can avoid becoming victims.
Older adults who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet reduce their risk of chronic diseases. When it comes to good-for-you foods, it’s hard to beat the benefits! In celebration of September’s National Whole Grains Month, whip up a batch of healthy, tasty Multigrain Pancakes.
Adults over the age of 50 are getting divorced at twice the rate they were just twenty years ago. It’s a surprising trend that has led to more seniors being divorced than widowed for the first time in history. What is behind this trend that researchers have dubbed “gray divorce”?
Whether you love the beauty of winter or simply tolerate it until spring returns once more, the change of weather means it’s time to prepare your home — or the home of a senior loved one — for the cold days ahead. Read on for 5 ways to get your home winterizing tasks underway.
The opiate crisis has captured most of the spotlight relating to addiction. But a rising demographic struggling with addiction is older adults. The difference is, seniors are more likely to misuse drugs than abuse them. So what should families and caregivers be looking for?
National Senior Citizen Day is observed every August 21st as a way to honor and show appreciation to older adults, and to recognize their achievements and contributions to society. Make plans to celebrate yourself by learning something new, volunteering, or just having fun!