Senior man doing exercise at home.

With the heat of summer upon us, you may be propping up your feet in the AC instead of getting in your steps around the neighborhood. But just because it’s too hot to exercise outdoors doesn’t mean you have to stop moving altogether. Here are five easy ways to get a good workout right in…

Insomnia Meditation Exercises

“Sleep’s what we need. It produces an emptiness in us into which sooner or later energies flow.” – John Cage Sleep is vital, but at least of half of people over 65 suffer from some kind of sleep disorder. One of the most common is sleep fragmentation – waking up multiple times during the night. This…

Senior Loneliness

As we age, our social networks are disrupted, which can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Children and grandchildren move away. Spouses die, leaving about 12 million older Americans living alone. Retirement may mean that we don’t see work colleagues anymore. Illness or disability can make participating in activities much more difficult. Family and friends…

Signs of a stroke

  Every year, approximately 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. In fact, it’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Even so, many people don’t know very much about this acute medical condition. I realized that I was one of “those people” when my dad recently had a stroke. So, I…

Medicare for Caregivers

Providing care for a loved one can be challenging. It takes a great deal of time, effort, and emotional labor. On top of that, you suddenly have to navigate the world of insurance, with its paperwork, hoops, and unintuitive structures. Understanding Medicare can be an important part of being a caretaker. The good news is…

Social Security Scam

Social Security is committed to protecting your personal information. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number (SSN) or bank account information to unknown people over the phone or internet. If you receive a call and aren’t expecting one, you must be extra careful. You…

Aging in Place

Maya Angelou wrote, “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Whether you call it aging in place, independent living, or non-assisted living, most of us feel that ache for home and want to live in our own homes as…

A senior couple walking on the streets of an ancient city Motovun on Istria in Croatia, Europe.

About six months ago, my father mentioned to my stepmom, Linda, that he’d go to Europe with her sometime. While the comment was probably just idle chitchat or a way to get on her good side, Linda didn’t let the offer just slide by. She’d been to Europe several times on her own and had…

Hospice Care

Hospice care is a type of medical care designed to provide palliative care for terminally ill patients during the last six months of life. This type of care is reserved for patients who are no longer receiving curative treatment. Palliative medical care is an important part of hospice care. This means making sure the patient…