ohio cost of senior care

What’s the cost of residential care for Ohio seniors? Active Adult Homes There are homes built for zero maintenance and full accessibility in a community rich in activities and opportunities to engage the mind, soul, and body. Often these communities have an initial entrance fee which then secures residents against the financial ravages of long-term…

golden years

Getting older is a part of life, and something everyone must come to grips with. However, getting old doesn’t mean we still can’t set goals, or have hopes and aspirations. The decisions we make and how we choose to spend our time ultimately determines the kind of lives we lead. Engaging ourselves mentally and physically…

resolutions

Every year, you probably make New Year’s resolutions, only to pack them away along with all your holiday decorations come January 2. Goals are beneficial, but only those you can stick with! While you’re downsizing other things in your life, how about downsizing your resolutions too?! Work up to working out. Instead of resolving to…

ideas for senior tech gifts

Top gifts for the tech fan in your life The grandkids probably aren’t the only ones who’d appreciate a cool gadget or gizmo in their stocking this year. Check out these clever tools that your senior friends and family members will also find functional and even fun! Tile®: Keep Track of Important Items If someone…

boost

Have you ever noticed how just getting outside makes you feel better? As it turns out, most people not only feel a sense of serenity, but also tend to become healthier, both physically and mentally, while engaged in outdoor activities. In fact, research shows being outside boosts your immune system by increasing white blood cell…

live to be 100

The 2010 U.S. Census counted over 53,000 Americans who were 100 years or older. Then in 2016, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the number of centenarians had grown even more … to more than 72,000 in 2014. A 2017 survey by the Cleveland Clinic and Parade (of…

50 plus

There’s good news if you’re worried about your brain working at peak efficiency in midlife. Although traditional thinking tells us our brains are best in their youth, the American Psychological Association reports that the middle-aged brain maintains many abilities of youth and can acquire new skills. Their reporting also says that middle-aged brains can rewire…

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…

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