Happy senior woman eating chocolate cookie at home

Sometimes we just feel a little … down. Maybe it’s the weather, or maybe you’ve just had a bad day. You may not feel like it’s enough to talk to a doctor about, or you don’t want to risk taking supplements that might affect your prescriptions or your body chemistry. But there are many natural…

Happy senior couple in love during retirement - Joyful elderly lifestyle with man whispering and smiling with her wife

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou With Valentine’s Day here, your head may be swimming with thoughts of flowers and chocolates, greeting cards festooned with hearts, and romantic candlelit dinners. But before you get caught up in all the…

Senior Couple on Date

A recent AARP study sums it up like this: “Freedom rocks, but loneliness is a downer.” About 45% of Americans 65 and over are widowed, separated, or divorced – so if you’re one of these single seniors, you can probably relate. Loneliness isn’t healthy; it can lead to depression and other health problems. So where do…

Senior Woman with Loved Pet

Seniors are the least likely people to have a pet. Pet ownership seems to be the domain of the young: 78% of parents with children own a pet, but only 41% of retired older couples are pet owners. And even fewer single people over 65 have a pet – only 29%. You may hesitate to…

Restless senior woman glaring at alarm clock during nighttime while in bed

  If you’re tossing and turning at night, you’re not the only one. Over half of people 65 and older say they have trouble sleeping. Sleep issues vary; you may have trouble falling asleep, feel like your sleep is disrupted, or wake up too early in the morning. The relationship between quality of health and…

Seasonal Affective Disorder Winter Blues

  The darker, colder months of winter can get you down. The holidays are over, the days are short and dark, and the weather can be miserable. Whether it’s winter-induced SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or simply a case of the “winter blues,” winter can trigger a change in your mental state. Some people – especially…

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…

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…

Working Past Retirement

Today’s workplace is not the same as it has been in other times. Working after retirement from need and/or desire has made retiree employment a game changer, benefiting employers with talented and mature help as well as retirees with more exciting jobs. Retirees are sought after by an increasing number of companies, and many retirees…

senior voters

There’s a lot riding on the upcoming midterms, chiefly control of Congress and statehouses across the country. And that control could lie squarely in your hands and mine. That’s because as older Americans, we tend to dominate the polls. In the last midterms, those over 60 represented 39.4 percent of all voters, which was the…

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