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…