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…

love

Valentine’s Day can be bittersweet for those who have lost a love—whether to death or divorce. You may feel like the romance ship has sailed for you! But just because you’re a little older than the last time you fell in love doesn’t mean it can’t happen to you again. The key is to be…

chevy cruze commercial

It’s Super Bowl time. Along with the Eagles and the Patriots going head to head, the Puppy Bowl and parties across the country, advertisers will again be debuting some of their biggest-budget, most over-the-top commercials and duking it out for this mammoth audience’s attention and dollars. Historically, this audience has been predominately 18- to 49-year-olds,…

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…

martin luther king

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 is January 15. The campaign to make Dr. King’s birthday a federal holiday began shortly after his assassination in 1968, but the holiday didn’t become a reality for another decade and a half when President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in 1983. You probably recall some of the…

ohio home care costs

How much does senior-home care cost in Ohio? The answer depends on the type of care, your location, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Ohio localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care Home Care Aides assist with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home…

ohio cost of senior care

What’s the cost of residential care for Ohio seniors? Active Adult Homes There are homes built for zero maintenance and full accessibility in a community rich in activities and opportunities to engage the mind, soul, and body. Often these communities have an initial entrance fee which then secures residents against the financial ravages of long-term…

The winners of Seniors Guide’s 2017 Seniors Got Talent are…   3rd Place, $250 – Panorama Senior Apartments   2nd Place, $500 – Sassy Feet 1st Place, $1,000 – Young at Heart Senior Line Dancers Thanks to everyone for participating – this year was our most popular, yet.  We’ll be announcing details of our 2018…

golden years

Getting older is a part of life, and something everyone must come to grips with. However, getting old doesn’t mean we still can’t set goals, or have hopes and aspirations. The decisions we make and how we choose to spend our time ultimately determines the kind of lives we lead. Engaging ourselves mentally and physically…

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