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Is It Still Safe to Drive?

Feb 15, 2024 — The ability to drive a motor vehicle can be an important part of independence and mobility for older adults. Driving gives us a sense of autonomy that we feel from the first time we are handed a license as a teenager. But not all of us will be able to drive safely for the rest... Read More

The Benefits of Volunteering

Feb 1, 2024 — As we journey through life, the significance of purpose and connection often becomes more evident, particularly in our senior years. Volunteering emerges as a beacon of opportunity for older adults, offering a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond the act of giving back. This selfless act enriches not just the lives of others, but... Read More

Tips for a Great Nursing Home Visit

Jan 15, 2024 — Visiting a nursing home can be an emotional, overwhelming, yet rewarding experience. Nursing home residents can get lonely and regular visits provide numerous mental and physical benefits. Whether visiting a loved one or volunteering, you want to make the most of your visit for yourself and residents. Here are some tips on how to have... Read More

Leave Behind Memories—Not Stuff

Jan 1, 2024 — You tried sparking joy by tidying up but were left frustrated because it was hard to determine how much joy was enough to keep something. Or you decided to try minimalism—but your space felt empty and cold. Or it could be that you started off enthusiastic for a decluttering approach—but ended up returning to old... Read More

Eight Healthy Aging Resolutions for 2024

Dec 15, 2023 — Seniors, people who provide care for seniors, and people who are looking ahead to their own senior years will want to add a few of these great ideas to their list of resolutions. The New Year is the traditional time when many of us are motivated to make positive changes in our lives. Why not... Read More

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

Dec 1, 2023 — Whether your family celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other winter holidays, you are probably making plans right now for the festivities. If you are caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of memory loss, some advance preparation can help things go smoothly. Before the visit If you are the family... Read More

Nurturing Gratitude for a Healthier You

Nov 15, 2023 — Thanksgiving is a time when we show appreciation for our blessings and celebrate the bounties of delicious food with loved ones. Science suggests that it would be good for our mental and physical health to extend this practice of thankfulness throughout the year! After dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for more than two years, we... Read More

Smart Substitutes for Healthier Holidays

Nov 1, 2023 — The holidays are a fun time when we gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate time-honored traditions. We break bread and clink glasses in celebration of the season, the things for which we are grateful, and the company of our favorite people. Many of these traditions include our favorite foods, homemade from recipes that... Read More

Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month

Oct 15, 2023 — Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a degenerative disease caused by abnormal protein deposits in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, cause changes in brain chemicals that can affect thinking, movement, behavior, and emotions. Although LBD it is not as well-known as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, it is not a rare disorder. It affects... Read More

Coping with Seasonal Depression

Oct 1, 2023 — The weather is beginning to change. Leaves are falling and pumpkin spice season is just around the corner. Fall is in the air! Many people enjoy the changing of the seasons as summer ends. But for others, the impending season change brings about emotional changes. Some seasonal changes are normal for humans living away from... Read More