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…

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…

stuff

And “stuff” can be a problem if you are a senior planning to move. Because whether the move is immediate, or just on the distant horizon, you will need to formulate a system for clearing the deck. First of all, do not apologize or feel badly. You are in good company. It seems to be…

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…

Grieving Has a Purpose – It Helps You Heal After the Loss of a Loved One By Cary Bliley, president of Bliley’s Funeral Homes, with three locations in the Richmond Metro area. As a society we avoid sad or uncomfortable topics because we think it’s a way to elude pain and not deal with a…

So you’re ready to either move from your home, or get rid of some of that clutter.  When you’re ready to start downsizing, keep in mind these tips from our friends at Crowning Touch, in Roanoke, Virginia: 1. Don’t wait too long. The average age of someone finally leaving their home of many years is…

wearable technology

You may already be sporting an activity tracker, like a Fitbit or an Apple Watch, to keep a close eye on your daily number of steps, sleep quality, etc. But tracking your activity is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wearable technology. Below we’ve found some of the latest, greatest—and smartest—wearable…

When you live alone—or simply don’t get out as much anymore—loneliness can quickly balloon into a sense of isolation and sometimes even depression. In fact, it’s estimated that millions of older Americans suffer from depression. However, according Michigan State University Today, researchers have found that avoiding these feelings of desolation and despair can be as…

Your physician or a family member may have suggested that you move to an assisted living community. Before you make that very important decision, you probably have a whole lot of questions that you need to have answered. Below, we’ve talked to Russell Williams, executive director of The Towers, an assisted living and memory care…

influential

We are definitely the masters of our fate, as poet William Ernest Henley wrote more than a century ago. But in life, there are countless other people who, through their support or example, may push us down a different path or at least nudge us to get moving in the first place. Have you ever…

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