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…

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…

We all want to keep our brain sharp as we get older. What works best? Tasks that use the senses – sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste – are more stimulating to the brain and get remembered better.  The more senses you engage, the stronger the memory. The brain needs novelty, too, so shake up…

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…

cold weather

Baby It’s Cold Outside! Winter isn’t just uncomfortable, inconvenient and dismal. With the cold temps also come a variety of hazards as we get older. While you may feel completely able to handle whatever winter throws your way, don’t take chances that could affect your health … and your likelihood of experiencing many winters to…

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