River Cruise

While you love the idea of seeing multiple cities on a single trip without the hassle of packing and unpacking, you may think you’re not the cruising type. The cabins are too small, the vast, multi-decked ships too hard to get around, and the threat of seasickness all too real! But voyages on those mega-liners…

Grandparent and grandchildren reading story book.

A strong bond with a grandparent teaches children about their family and about the world. The grandparent-grandchild relationship is crucial to a child’s socialization. Children relate to, confide in, and play with grandparents differently than they do with their parents or other family members. And the benefits go both ways; studies show that taking care…

Benefits of indoor plants senior

Does the thought of a house full of indoor plants make you nostalgic for the 1970’s? Spider plants in macramé plant holders! Boston ferns in front of every window! While house plants have never really gone out of style, they are experiencing something of a comeback these days. They’re an easy way to get a…

Senior housing options

There are more housing options than ever for seniors – from aging in place to life plan communities to moving in with the kids. Where your parents will spend their senior years is a decision that affects the whole family, so how can you help them decide which is the best option? Ideally, this is a…

Senior Woman Phone Scam

Ever gotten a voicemail that sounds a bit threatening and urgent from a vague agency that appears to be affiliated to the government? I received one today… “Department is pursuing the case file. Call the department at 469-405-8495. To get more information call 469-405-8495. Failure to call will result in serious legal consequences and suspension…

Gun Alzheimer's

Estimates show that nearly half of those over 65 either own a gun or have one in their household. And about 5.6 million people within that same age group also have Alzheimer’s. Despite all the talk about gun control in this country, few people have even considered the dangers of those with Alzheimer’s or other…

Senior Companions

Maybe your spouse has passed away or few of your friends drive anymore. If you’re feeling isolated, there’s a federally funded program called Senior Companions that you might want to check out. Operating for decades in almost every state, Senior Companions connects seniors with volunteers, 55 and over, to help perform tasks like paying bills…

Caucasian man with finger ache. Arthritis, wrist pain

Arthritis plagues so many of us; over 40% of people over 70 have osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. It’s not curable, and the most common treatment is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ibuprofen. But because overuse of NSAIDs can cause kidney problems, many arthritis sufferers seek alternative therapies. Natural supplements like…

Senior Woman Blows Out Birthday Cake Candles At Family Party

Attention: children of parents who are downsizing. There certainly is an emotional hurdle for you, but get over it, and be supportive. Mom and Dad are moving and here is the challenge. It WAS your “home” too. And somehow, no matter where they go (retirement community, patio home etc.) it won’t be “home” as you…

Transportation no driving

We love to drive. The average American over 65 drives over 7,600 miles per year (which is less than the average American at 13,000 miles per year, but still an impressive amount). Our personal vehicles can feel like our lifeline—they give us access to medical care, daily errands, recreation, and social events. But as we…