national senior citizens day

As they say, “Every day is kids’ day!” So, it seems only fair, after we’ve raised those kids and worked hard to make the world a better place for the generations that follow us, that one day of the year should be devoted to us. That day is August 21st. Before you start thinking, “Oh,…

haircut

It’s More Than Just a Haircut We all know there are obvious physical reasons why a haircut would be good for someone (too long, looks messy, getting in your eyes, etc.)  However there are three benefits you cannot see.  These benefits happen under the surface and effect people on a deeper level, a heart level.…

The next time you’re at the pool or beach, don’t assume that the tanned and sinewy person in that lifeguard chair is young enough to be your grandchild. Look closer—he or she may actually be your age! Over the years, young people have become so pre-occupied with sports practices, other extracurricular activities and internships during…

january-december

What’s a January-December friendship? It’s when a senior forms a bond with someone, other than their grandchildren. These relationships are not only beneficial to the children but can also encourage seniors to be more active and take better care of themselves as well as give them greater purpose in life. You may have read the…

stay cool in the summer

As we get older, our sensitivity to high temperatures—hot and cold—decreases. We also don’t shed excess heat like we used to. That means the sweltering temps this time of year could put you at risk for heat stroke, dehydration and other health issues. As the thermometer goes up and up, check out these ingenious ways…

father

When I was in my late 20s, I had a phone conversation with my father and stepmother about my dating prospects. For about the 100th time, my dad told me that I should leave the big city, move back home and find myself a good-ole boy who hunted and drove a pickup and chewed tobacco.…

cbd

Is it legal? Is CBD another word for pot? Is it really a magic bullet? If you’re confused by what you’re hearing about CBD oil, you’re not alone. We shed some light on this much-talked-about organic remedy. Is CBD legal? While marijuana is still considered a Class I drug by the U.S. federal government, many…

nurses day

Nursing has undergone many changes over the centuries—from crisp white uniform to scrubs and from charts to electronic records. But one thing hasn’t changed: nurses’ dedication to caring for their patients! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are almost 3 million nurses in the U.S. On Sunday, May 6, we celebrate these present-day…

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