easter ideas

Are your grandchildren visiting for Easter this year? All kids—no matter what their age—expect an Easter basket chockful of the traditional stuff, like chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, but here are a few ideas to make those baskets better than ever this year and their time with Grandma and Grandpa even more entertaining! Rebirth for…

seniors using social media

In 2008, social media was primarily the domain of the young. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 68 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds used social media back then, but only a miniscule 27 percent of their parents (50- to 64-year-olds) and a teeny-tiny 9 percent of their grandparents (over 65) had…

womens day

Before writing this post, I had never even heard of International Women’s Day. Was I the only one? I decided to take an informal poll on Facebook and found that, sadly, I wasn’t. More than 70 percent of those who responded didn’t know anything about the day either, and the few who did were either…

adopting a senior pet

Maybe you lost your dog or cat a while back but have been reluctant to bring a new animal home because of your age. There are lots of pets languishing in shelters and eventually being euthanized for that very same reason—because their hair has turned gray, they have less pep in their step, and they…

aging stereotypes

Stereotypes about aging are all around us. If we’re over a certain age, we can’t move as fast, walk as far, understand technology, appreciate current music, come up with innovative ideas, eat spicy foods, keep up with fashion, or heaven forbid, be considered “sexy.” And that’s just the short list! Sure, some of these stereotypes…

love

Valentine’s Day can be bittersweet for those who have lost a love—whether to death or divorce. You may feel like the romance ship has sailed for you! But just because you’re a little older than the last time you fell in love doesn’t mean it can’t happen to you again. The key is to be…

chevy cruze commercial

It’s Super Bowl time. Along with the Eagles and the Patriots going head to head, the Puppy Bowl and parties across the country, advertisers will again be debuting some of their biggest-budget, most over-the-top commercials and duking it out for this mammoth audience’s attention and dollars. Historically, this audience has been predominately 18- to 49-year-olds,…

cold weather

Baby It’s Cold Outside! Winter isn’t just uncomfortable, inconvenient and dismal. With the cold temps also come a variety of hazards as we get older. While you may feel completely able to handle whatever winter throws your way, don’t take chances that could affect your health … and your likelihood of experiencing many winters to…

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…

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