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…

dog

Our 14-year-old dog had passed away at the beginning of October, and I had a hole in my heart the size of Kansas. I had made it my mission to have a new dog in the house by Christmas. But I did not want a puppy. I told people this fact repeatedly. I had never…

downsizing the family home

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you can “age in place.” So what does that mean? It means with minor adjustments like chair lifts or ramps or major ones like remodeling a bathroom or moving a laundry room, you can stay longer in the home you love and are used to. But for most…

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…

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,…

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…

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