River Cruise

While you love the idea of seeing multiple cities on a single trip without the hassle of packing and unpacking, you may think you’re not the cruising type. The cabins are too small, the vast, multi-decked ships too hard to get around, and the threat of seasickness all too real! But voyages on those mega-liners…

Grandparent and grandchildren reading story book.

A strong bond with a grandparent teaches children about their family and about the world. The grandparent-grandchild relationship is crucial to a child’s socialization. Children relate to, confide in, and play with grandparents differently than they do with their parents or other family members. And the benefits go both ways; studies show that taking care…

Benefits of indoor plants senior

Does the thought of a house full of indoor plants make you nostalgic for the 1970’s? Spider plants in macramé plant holders! Boston ferns in front of every window! While house plants have never really gone out of style, they are experiencing something of a comeback these days. They’re an easy way to get a…

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When you see a man with gray hair and crow’s feet, you probably assume that he’s a fount of wisdom and at the zenith of his career. An aging woman, on the other hand, is usually thought to be on the downhill slope, a sweet grandma rather than a tough CEO. “Our country’s ideas about…

Happy senior couple in love during retirement - Joyful elderly lifestyle with man whispering and smiling with her wife

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou With Valentine’s Day here, your head may be swimming with thoughts of flowers and chocolates, greeting cards festooned with hearts, and romantic candlelit dinners. But before you get caught up in all the…

Senior Couple on Date

A recent AARP study sums it up like this: “Freedom rocks, but loneliness is a downer.” About 45% of Americans 65 and over are widowed, separated, or divorced – so if you’re one of these single seniors, you can probably relate. Loneliness isn’t healthy; it can lead to depression and other health problems. So where do…

Senior Woman with Loved Pet

Seniors are the least likely people to have a pet. Pet ownership seems to be the domain of the young: 78% of parents with children own a pet, but only 41% of retired older couples are pet owners. And even fewer single people over 65 have a pet – only 29%. You may hesitate to…

gift ideas

Have friends and family been hounding you for gift ideas lately? If you’re like most of us, you “don’t need a thing”! At least the things you know about! Here are some items you may not have known existed but may find you can’t live without: Digital Photo Frame No more photo prints. If it’s…

Seniors Wine

We all want to live a long, happy life, but we don’t often feel like we have much control over whether that happens or not. Surprisingly and pleasantly, moderate alcohol consumption is one of the most effective factors in achieving a longer life. No one is quite sure why yet, but they’re willing to take…

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