Frailty Is Not a Synonym for Old Age

When you hear the word, “frail,” you probably envision a very old, very thin person huddled under an afghan in a wheelchair. However, frailty is much more common than you’d think. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, one in 25 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 are frail, with the number rising to one…

technology

My husband is an IT guy. I, on the other hand, hate technology. OK, so “hate” might be a little strong, but it definitely tests my patience on a regular basis. Like the countless times that I’ve hit the TV power button and gotten some crazy error message that requires me to click six more…

“The stairs are getting so hard to climb. “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner. “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home. These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—“I want to stay in my own home!” The good…

senior drive

While you have to be 16 to get a driver’s license, there’s no upper age limit on driving in most states.* But unfortunately, most of us don’t always know our own limitations and may continue driving a little longer than we should. Below are four warning signs that it could be time to relinquish the…

seniors learning computer code

Our kids and grandkids practically came out of the womb surfing the Internet and posting things on social media. However, for those of us over the age of 55, technology was thrust upon us, and we’ve had to scramble to adapt. While many of us have had a hard time adjusting, others have learned and…

massage

You might think of massage as a pure indulgence, much like getting a pedicure or eating a really decadent slice of cake. But the fact of the matter is that the benefits of massage far exceed simply having your aching muscles rubbed and kneaded into submission for an hour. Check out some of the advantages…

dream bedroom

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans say poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the last seven days. They also report that getting enough sleep can actually improve your health and strengthen your immune system, not to mention improve your mood and boost productivity. Although health…

rocker granny

Just because you have some grandkids and a few wrinkles doesn’t mean you have to give up your dreams and aspirations … whatever they may be. Just ask Mary Ho. In August, the 81-year-old from Singapore played a mean electric guitar for 25,000-plus spectators at the country’s annual National Day Parade. As a child, Mary…

Indiana Residential Senior Care Costs

What’s the cost of residential care for seniors in Indiana? When you or your loved one can no longer stay at home, several options are available, and the cost for each depends largely on where the facility is located and the range of services and amenities included. Active Adult Homes These are homes specifically built…

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