technology

Everywhere we go, it seems that there’s some gadget telling us where to go, what the weather is like, and what our family members are doing several states away. While it can sometimes feel like these beeping, buzzing and blinking gadgets are just an annoying intrusion, the fact of the matter is that they can…

adopting

You may have always owned Golden Retrievers. When one passed away, you didn’t have to think very long or hard about which little ball of fur you’d bring home next. Or maybe instead of sticking with a certain breed, you’ve chosen your dogs based on which one stole your heart at the animal shelter. However,…

working

After Sally lost her second dog to cancer, her house was quiet, a little too quiet. However, she was reluctant to adopt a new dog because she and her beau were enjoying their newfound freedom. Instead, Sally started an in-home pet-sitting business, and now the 70-something retiree has canine companionship when she wants it, while…

grandma

Recently, I asked my college roommate, who is called “Ducky” by her four adorable grandkids, why they don’t call her “Grandma.” We were at a gathering of her family, and her brother happened to be standing nearby. She turned to him and said, “Remember what our Grandmas looked and acted like? I’m just not that…

With medical advancements gaining more strides than ever before, folks today are living longer than in years past. In fact, the CDC indicates that once people reach age 65, they can live nearly 20 more years. The key, say the experts, is identifying and managing illness properly and continuing to live as healthy of a…

marriage

Study Finds Increase in Older Americans Not Putting a Ring on it The Pew Research Center recently reported that the number of people over the age of 50 living with a romantic partner outside of marriage increased by a significant 75 percent from 2007 to 2016. That’s the biggest jump for any age group! While…

turning

Remember that time you said, “Bless your heart,” and your husband snickered and said that you were turning into your mother? When I was younger, anytime that someone made that comment, or I recognized the signs myself (like the countless times I check that the door’s locked or the iron’s turned off), I felt a…

smartphones for seniors

Five years ago, I had a flip phone, and I was perfectly happy with it. Having finally added texting to my plan (to the unbridled joy of my friends and family), I was just as “connected” as I wanted to be. I honestly couldn’t figure out why anyone needed to check email in the grocery…

outdoors

The cold weather is finally gone and spring sunshine is pouring in. It’s the perfect time to stop to smell the roses and get active outdoors. Don’t think you have to be cooped up inside just because you’re getting older. The outdoors is a great place to be for people of all ages. Here are…

college kids

It doesn’t seem like seniors and college kids would make very good neighbors. But in a handful of senior living facilities around the world, some multigenerational homes in Chicago, and apartment complexes everywhere, students and folks old enough to be their grandparents are living side by side more than just peacefully. Both groups are actually…

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