Senior Journaling Health Benefits

Journaling means keeping a record of your thoughts and activities. However, while journal keepers may focus on the present and record daily events, journaling moves beyond just a list of activities, like you might record in a diary or calendar. Journaling calls for more self-expression and reflection. A journal is a private endeavor, and you’ll…

Dancing for brain health

At 75, Shirley wants to maintain her mental acuity for as long as possible. That’s why she doesn’t spend her Wednesday and Friday nights playing Scrabble or Sudoku like some of her friends at the retirement community. Instead, she puts on her dancing shoes and heads to the community center to learn the tango, the…

Selfie Stick Senior Travel

Once you retire, you may feel like you finally have time to travel like you’ve always wanted. In fact, according to Maria Gillen, director of the AARP’s travel website, travel is the number-one aspiration for Americans 50 and over. However, your travel destination wish list is probably different than it was when you were younger.…

Loving Senior Woman Reading with Dog

You might have those frustrating tip-of-the-tongue moments (“What’s that word again?!”) and can’t recall the names of people you meet as easily as you once could. However, a new book, Changing Minds: How Aging Affects Language and How Language Affects Aging, provides a good deal of assurance that age alone won’t significantly affect your language…

Severe Weather Preparation

Is your home ready for severe weather? We see some of the most destructive weather in late summer and fall. September is the peak of hurricane season for the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast. Secondary tornado season for the Southeast and Midwest begins in October. September is also FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness Month, so…

Virtual Reality Seniors

  You may feel as though your world has grown smaller as you’ve aged. Because of limited mobility, driving challenges, or other physical and mental limitations, you’re not traveling much anymore. Even going to a movie or visiting friends can sometimes feel like an ordeal. VR Broadens Horizons But thanks to virtual reality (VR) headsets,…

Senior Falls

The last time you went to the doctor, they probably asked if you’d fallen lately. Sure, you slipped in the tub last month or missed a step while bringing in the groceries just the other day. But it was no big deal, right? Don’t Ignore That Fall! One in four people age 65 and over…

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