ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit

Granny flats, mother-in-law apartments, secondary suites – whatever you call them, accessory dwelling units (or ADUs) have been getting attention recently. While ADUs have always been around (whether legally or illegally built), many Americans are adopting ADUs as a way to create multigenerational housing. An ADU can be a great solution for aging parents who…

Virtual Reality Seniors

  You may feel as though your world has grown smaller as you’ve aged. Because of limited mobility, driving challenges, or other physical and mental limitations, you’re not traveling much anymore. Even going to a movie or visiting friends can sometimes feel like an ordeal. VR Broadens Horizons But thanks to virtual reality (VR) headsets,…

Senior Falls

The last time you went to the doctor, they probably asked if you’d fallen lately. Sure, you slipped in the tub last month or missed a step while bringing in the groceries just the other day. But it was no big deal, right? Don’t Ignore That Fall! One in four people age 65 and over…

Roanoke_Star

Retirement gives many seniors the freedom to explore and live someplace new. Thousands of retirees relocate every year, often escaping cities or northern states for smaller towns and warmer climates. Some are looking for a state with more retirement-friendly tax structures, some are seeking a lower cost of living, and some are chasing warmer winters.…

Aid-in-Dying

Back in the ‘90s, Dr. Jack Kevorkian made headlines by helping many terminally ill patients end their lives and their suffering. While “Dr. Death” went to prison for eight years for his illegal acts, physician-assisted suicide, or aid-in-dying as it’s now more commonly known, was legalized in Oregon only a handful of years later. Over…

Thomas Jefferson

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, was the place where Jefferson was involved with the continuing education of his children and grandchildren. He encouraged them to keep a strict schedule of reading and studying. As a father figure, Jefferson devised a list of familiar sayings or rules that regulated his life and the life of…

Senior Heat Stroke

It’s hot out there. So far this summer, the temperature in Europe has reached 113 degrees and it got up to 90 degrees in Anchorage, Alaska for the first time ever. Heat can be very dangerous. According to meteorologist Jeff Berardelli, extreme heat causes more deaths per year in the United States than any other…

Senior Road Trip

Who’s up for a road trip? Whether it’s to visit family across the state or to see a part of the county you’ve never been to, the road trip is a time-honored American tradition. A recent survey of 3,000 Americans found that almost 40% of vacations are taken by car – and baby boomers take…