We are blessed to live In America. Few would dispute that. Most of us acquire all that we need and more during our lifetime. We use, we enjoy, and finally we have to dispense with many of the “accoutrements” that we have surrounded ourselves with as we yield to gravity. We get older and we…

Halloween is that one day of the year when you have the license to look sexy, scary or utterly silly. No one’s going to blink, much less judge you (but you’re probably past the age when you’d give a hoot anyway!). Whether you’re just greeting trick or treaters at your front door or going to…

Frailty Is Not a Synonym for Old Age

When you hear the word, “frail,” you probably envision a very old, very thin person huddled under an afghan in a wheelchair. However, frailty is much more common than you’d think. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, one in 25 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 are frail, with the number rising to one…

technology

My husband is an IT guy. I, on the other hand, hate technology. OK, so “hate” might be a little strong, but it definitely tests my patience on a regular basis. Like the countless times that I’ve hit the TV power button and gotten some crazy error message that requires me to click six more…

seniors learning computer code

Our kids and grandkids practically came out of the womb surfing the Internet and posting things on social media. However, for those of us over the age of 55, technology was thrust upon us, and we’ve had to scramble to adapt. While many of us have had a hard time adjusting, others have learned and…

massage

You might think of massage as a pure indulgence, much like getting a pedicure or eating a really decadent slice of cake. But the fact of the matter is that the benefits of massage far exceed simply having your aching muscles rubbed and kneaded into submission for an hour. Check out some of the advantages…

Indiana Residential Senior Care Costs

What’s the cost of residential care for seniors in Indiana? When you or your loved one can no longer stay at home, several options are available, and the cost for each depends largely on where the facility is located and the range of services and amenities included. Active Adult Homes These are homes specifically built…

baddie winkle

In case you thought Instagram was just for the young, one 89-year-old great-grandmother is proving otherwise. “Baddie Winkle”, a sassy octogenarian has more than 3 million followers, companies paying her to promote their products in her posts, and everyone, young and old alike, positively entranced by the bold, slightly irreverent persona that she’s created. Three…

Remember when George Bush, Sr., celebrated his 90th birthday by jumping out of an airplane? Lest you think that only the rich and famous attempt feats of this scale at such an advanced age, check out a few ordinary seniors who accomplished some pretty amazing things at a time in their lives when most of…

senior living communities

Every day, 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday. When the last baby boomer reaches that magic age in 2030, 18 percent of the country will be 65 or older. This dramatic demographic shift is having a significant impact all across the country. According to the News & Observer*, Durham County expects its population of those…

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