sleep better

Are you getting enough sleep? Seven to eight hours is the amount of sleep adults need to lead a healthy life. However, data from a National Health Interview Survey found that 30 percent of adults get less than six hours of sleep each night. While it’s been reported that sleep needs change as we age,…

technology

Modern technology can enrich a senior’s lifestyle by making their golden years easier and more enjoyable. Technology has much to offer a senior pursuing an independent way of life. Modern technology can boost home safety and security so seniors can have greater confidence living on their own. The following technological advances facilitate independent living for…

smartphone

Popular culture often portrays technology users as young people, but with the rise of smartphones, technology use among older Americans is growing. At the end of 2016, 60.7 percent of baby boomers owned a smartphone, a number that climbed past 70 percent among boomers in the 50 to 59 age bracket, according to AARP. Nearly…

beauty secrets

Allure recently did a feature on “The Best Beauty Advice From Centenarians“. Featured in this video from Allure are seniors aged 99 to 105 who discuss their beauty secrets that they’ve acquired through the years.  Along with make-up tips and advice for dressing up, we get a glimpse of what fashion they have seen come…

surveillance

Finding the right care for senior family members can be an overwhelming process. Often, you feel like you’d be better equipped to make these decisions if you worked in the medical industry. But as you look for the best care, you’ll realize that mistakes are often made in the health care field, just like in…

How to Keep Retirement from Aging You

My 81-year-old Aunt Ginny has a theory. As soon as you admit you’re old (for her, that means getting a knee replacement and moving out of her two-level townhouse), that’s when you actually become old. While her implementation of that theory may be a bit extreme, I think she really does have a point, particularly…

Understanding Seasonal Depression

Seniors are not immune to spells of depression, especially around the holidays when thoughts of the dearly departed, the past or physical limitations may cause them to be down. This seasonal depression isn’t something that should be ignored or dismissed — seniors should not have to suffer in silence. Below are some of the signs…

Living with a Roommate Has No Age Limits!

After I left home at 18, I had roommates for the next 22 years of my life. For some reason, a roommate is stereotyped as someone who is young and living life on a shoestring. Personally, I’ve never been a slave to stereotypes and I gladly let people live in my spare room until I…

Recently, I stumbled upon two cards. One was from my father’s mother, dated 1983, the year she was diagnosed with stomach cancer. The “Thank You” card (Granny was always a stickler for sending them), although not in her handwriting, obviously contained her words: “Your visit meant so much to me. It really brightened my day.”…

You Are Never Too Old to Date! You probably thought you’d never have to do this again, but here you are getting gussied up—with palms sweating and heart racing—to meet a stranger and share a meal or some music. In case you’ve forgotten the rules while you’ve been out of the game, here’s a quick…

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