Sentimental gifts are much more meaningful around the holidays

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the opportunity to exchange gifts with the people we love. American author Barry Lopez wrote, “For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles.” So if gifts are a form of…

Seniors Laughter Yoga

Yoga became popular in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, and today, about 36 millions Americans practice it. Twenty one percent of yoga practitioners are over 60. In addition to traditional yoga, Americans practice a slew of unconventional yoga variations. Hot yoga. Goat yoga. Beer yoga. But have you heard about laughter yoga?…

Senior Journaling Health Benefits

Journaling means keeping a record of your thoughts and activities. However, while journal keepers may focus on the present and record daily events, journaling moves beyond just a list of activities, like you might record in a diary or calendar. Journaling calls for more self-expression and reflection. A journal is a private endeavor, and you’ll…

Senior Travel

“When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel.” – Gloria Steinem Steinem’s support of travel’s benefits is backed by science. Geriatrician Dr. David Lipschitz claims that travel helps seniors live longer by keeping us occupied and engaged and encouraging us to exercise.…

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,…

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…

Swimsuit Season

When Memorial Day rolled around each year, you may have pulled out your bikini or low-cut/high-cut one-piece and slathered yourself with baby oil to lounge in the sun. But nowadays, you’re probably not as eager to bare that much skin on the beach or at the pool! Fortunately, skimpy bikinis and curve-hugging one-pieces aren’t the…

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…

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