How to Keep Retirement from Aging You

My 81-year-old Aunt Ginny has a theory. As soon as you admit you’re old (for her, that means getting a knee replacement and moving out of her two-level townhouse), that’s when you actually become old. While her implementation of that theory may be a bit extreme, I think she really does have a point, particularly…

Everyone knows, when it comes to our health, there is no “magic bullet” that will keep us healthy and fit throughout our lives. Though if anything comes close to that, it’s exercise. Exercises help us maintain a healthy weight, staves off depression, keeps joints flexible, and can lower cholesterol levels. For seniors, regular exercise is…

Understanding Seasonal Depression

Seniors are not immune to spells of depression, especially around the holidays when thoughts of the dearly departed, the past or physical limitations may cause them to be down. This seasonal depression isn’t something that should be ignored or dismissed — seniors should not have to suffer in silence. Below are some of the signs…

Living with a Roommate Has No Age Limits!

After I left home at 18, I had roommates for the next 22 years of my life. For some reason, a roommate is stereotyped as someone who is young and living life on a shoestring. Personally, I’ve never been a slave to stereotypes and I gladly let people live in my spare room until I…

You Are Never Too Old to Date! You probably thought you’d never have to do this again, but here you are getting gussied up—with palms sweating and heart racing—to meet a stranger and share a meal or some music. In case you’ve forgotten the rules while you’ve been out of the game, here’s a quick…

My grandmother was always an animal lover. She usually had a dog and maybe a cat or two. She also rescued chickens that had fallen off the backs of trucks and broken a wing or a leg, and even took in an injured flying squirrel, which she kept in a cage in her bathroom during…

I’ve worked in and with ad agencies for much of my career, and truth be told, you just don’t see a lot of gray heads in those cubicles. The belief in this arena seems to be that the most original creations spring from young artists, writers, producers, etc., and by a certain age, it becomes…

When we’re putting in 40 hours a week at work, it’s hard to squeeze in even a couple hours to heed the call to give back. However, once our 9-to-5 days are over, it’s time to listen to our heart and go where it leads us. Below we talk to Linda, a 70-year-old former banker,…

foster grandparents

The bond between grandparents and grandkids … it’s unlike like any other relationship. Many grandparents, whose kids are long past the “want-to-be- nurtured” stage, miss having someone to take care of, spoil and influence, while little ones look up to their grandmothers and grandfathers with an incomparable and unwavering adoration and respect. So when a…

More than half of adults older than 65 are considered inactive, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is unfortunate, because staying physically active decreases risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. For seniors, physical activity also lowers the likelihood that they will experience a bone fracture or osteoporosis. Often, older…

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