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.…

Changing Minds and Improving Lives A Look at Friendship Independent Living If you’ve ever visited an independent living community, then you know that the scene can look more like a vacation destination than a senior living option. But for many people, the fact that it falls under the category of “retirement community” is enough to…

bathroom

The old Bobby Darin hit “Splish, Splash” made a bathroom sound fun. There was a-splishin’ and a-splashin’ Reelin’ with the feelin’ Movin’ and a-groovin’ Rockin’ and a-rollin’, yeah, yeah For many of us, the “movin’-and-a-groovin’” is a little more dangerous the older we get and we hope “a splishin’ and a-splashin’” isn’t from a fall…

rewarding recipies

Congratulations to our first-ever Rewarding Recipes GRAND PRIZE Winner, Rachel L. Jones of Roanoke, Virginia! Rachel won first place, and $100, for her recipe for Springerlies Christmas Cookies. Click here for the award winning recipe for Springerlies. Mrs. Jones tells Seniors Guide: One of my unusual cookie recipes is for Springerlies.  It originated in Germany. …

dermatology

Elderderm, Senior Dermatology in Roanoke, Virginia Michele Meinhart, Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner   Q: How do I know which sunscreen to use? There are so many choices. Do you recommend a particular brand or level of sunscreen? A: Choosing a sunscreen can seem like a daunting task. There are ranges from SPF of 4 to…

roanoke

Golf, Culture in the Blue Ridge Mountains make Roanoke, Virginia a Welcome Place To Retire By: Terri L. Jones The Roanoke area has the Blue Ridge Mountains, eleven 18-hole golf courses, and Carvins Cove Natural Reserve, the second largest municipal park in the U.S., plus an opera, symphony, ballet and the brand-new Taubman Museum of…

pay for home care

Virginia has publicly funded in-home programs for those who cannot afford private-pay home care.   To find Home Care options in your area, visit http://www.homecarechoice.com Among them the Community Living Program, a nursing home diversion program, and Home and Community Services, a program to enable low-income seniors to live at home.   How To Pay…