This Is Us and Alzheimer's

The latest storyline on This Is Us will feel familiar to many with aging parents: the worry of whether the small moments of absentmindedness we observe from our parents may actually be indications of a larger decline in their health. The character, Randall, is one of Rebecca’s three adult children. In recent episodes, he has…

Thomas Jefferson

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, was the place where Jefferson was involved with the continuing education of his children and grandchildren. He encouraged them to keep a strict schedule of reading and studying. As a father figure, Jefferson devised a list of familiar sayings or rules that regulated his life and the life of…

Despair

It’s typically easy to see signs that our loved ones may be aging quickly and perhaps struggling with their health or not able to do things they did with ease in the past. Do we always use the same objective reasoning when we evaluate our own health when it declines quicker than we would like?…

After 22 years of helping seniors downsize, pack and move, I have noticed a disturbing trend. My senior clients are intimidated about asking their children for help when faced with a major move. The problem seems to originate in the hearts and minds of those aging parents. Even when faced with the burdensome cost of…

exercising

Exercising All Your Life? Your Muscles Could Be Much Younger Than Your Years… You may think that becoming less agile and energetic is an inevitable part of aging. Not necessarily so, says a 2018 study of septuagenarians. In this study, published in August in the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers at Ball State University in Muncie,…

block calls

It happened again last night at dinnertime. You were just getting ready to sit down when the phone rang. You answered, only to hear a robotic voice tell you about some amazing carpet cleaning deal in your area. Earlier that same day, you got a call from a pushy telemarketer who wanted to sell you…

2018 seniors got talent winners

Congratulations to the winners of 2018’s Seniors Got Talent!   3rd Place, $250 – Sassy Feet in Selma, NC 2nd Place, $500 – Young at Heart Senior Line Dancers in Indianapolis, IN 1st Place, $1,000 – Dancing Grandmas on Tap in Cincinnati, OH

It’s been proven that seniors who are included and who feel respected and valued live longer, richer lives. But unfortunately, older folks in the United States aren’t always treated this way. That’s where Wish of a Lifetime comes in. This organization’s mission is “to shift the way society views and values our oldest generations by…

undecorating

Undecorating … bah humbug! Because tearing down all the signs of the holiday season isn’t much fun—maybe even a little depressing—you may find yourself tossing everything in a huge jumbled pile in the storage closet after New Year’s and quickly pulling the door shut until next year. Here are some clever ways to quickly organize…

gift ideas

Have friends and family been hounding you for gift ideas lately? If you’re like most of us, you “don’t need a thing”! At least the things you know about! Here are some items you may not have known existed but may find you can’t live without: Digital Photo Frame No more photo prints. If it’s…

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