home safety tips

Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan is particularly important for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias as the disease progresses. Taking steps to improve safety can prevent injuries and help a person with dementia feel more relaxed, less overwhelmed and maintain his or her independence longer.…

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,…

guardianship

The day may come when you’re unable to make important financial, healthcare and other life decisions on your own. If you don’t have a power of attorney or a spouse or child who is able to step in, the courts may appoint a professional guardian to make these decisions for you. This stranger can determine…

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…

lynchburg retirement

You’ve reached the age where you’re ready to leave behind all that hustle and bustle – the early morning commutes, traffic jams, annoying neighbors, street noise or whatever else irks you. You want to live some place where you can connect with nature, hear the birds sing, and see and hear your neighbors only if…

car

When you think about harsh driving conditions, many people naturally think of navigating icy roads and snowy conditions during winter. In reality, though, summertime weather conditions in many parts of the country can also give your vehicle a run for its money. From triple-digit temperatures transforming your car into an oven to monsoon storms that…

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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