Research shows that optimistic people will generally live longer

Do your friends and family call you Pollyanna or Little Miss (or Mister) Sunshine? Do you believe the glass is half full, instead of half empty? Do you always look on the bright side? If that sounds like you, a Boston study published in August proves that your eternal optimism may not only have an…

Old woman hugging man closeup, family support and love, trusting relationship

When you reach a certain age, you sometimes have years that are full of bad news, bad health, and bad luck. But by this point in life, you also know to take the bad with the good – it makes you appreciate the bright spots all the more! Below we’ve asked seven seniors, all of…

Baked cauliflower Tots recipe

You heard that right – tots done the healthy way! Try this once and it will be guest starring alongside many of your meals.  WHAT YOU NEED:  1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets 1 egg 4 slices nitrate-free bacon 1⁄2 cup almond meal 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded  1⁄4 cup plain greek yogurt 2…

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…

Dancing for brain health

At 75, Shirley wants to maintain her mental acuity for as long as possible. That’s why she doesn’t spend her Wednesday and Friday nights playing Scrabble or Sudoku like some of her friends at the retirement community. Instead, she puts on her dancing shoes and heads to the community center to learn the tango, the…

Hearing Loss can cause social isolation but can also affect your brain and cause dementia

Do you frequently ask your spouse to repeat her or himself? Have you continued to turn the TV up louder and louder over the years? Do you resist going to loud restaurants because you can’t keep up with conversations? If you’re like 20 percent of Americans and an astounding 66 percent of those over 70,…

Group of seniors at a barbecue binge drinking

Sure, college kids and young adults are known to drink to excess – at least on occasion. But did you know that one in 10 seniors also binge drinks? (Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks in a sitting for men and four or more drinks for women.) And the number of…