Elderly senior couple arriving home. He is helping her climb slowly up their back porch steps.

Ensuring Home Stays Sweet As We Age

July 17, 2023 — For most people, “Home Sweet Home” is more than a cross-stitched motto, it’s a fundamental value that remains through life. A recent survey completed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found that 77% of those 50 or over prefer to remain in their homes as they age. Importantly, this preference has remained steady... Read More
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BE FAST at the Signs of a Stroke

July 1, 2023 — Each year almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke and about two-thirds are strokes in individuals who have never had one before. That means about every 40 seconds or so, someone has a stroke. Although the risk of stroke increases with age, nearly 40% of those hospitalized are younger than 65.  ... Read More
A senior African-American couple relocating, moving to a new home. They are excited, unloading boxes from their car. They are in their 70s, downsizing in retirement.

Downsizing: Tips for Dealing With Your Stuff

June 15, 2023 — According to a survey by the US News and World Report, 93% of respondents want to “age in place,” or live independently in their current home as long as safely possible. After living in their homes for several decades, or perhaps raising children into adulthood, the homes of older adults may be full of artifacts... Read More
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8 Great Ways to Protect Your Brain

June 1, 2023 — “Wait, what did I come into the kitchen to get? Where are my car keys? Oh, I can’t believe I misplaced my glasses again!” When it comes to aging, memory loss is a common concern. We may wonder if it is a regular sign of getting older, or something to be concerned about. Fortunately, it’s... Read More
Caregiver with patient

Osteoporosis: Understanding Your Risk

May 16, 2023 — May is National Osteoporosis Month. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weakened and may break. But we can’t see our bones, so how can we tell if we might be at risk for this condition? We may want to consider various factors that contribute to the development of this condition. Here are... Read More
Old man with allergy symptoms sneezing into tissue. Senior suffering from hay fever coughing outside.

Asthma & Allergy Survival Tips for Older Adults

May 1, 2023 — May is asthma and allergy awareness month for a reason! For most people, thoughts of spring are blooming flowers, longer days, and sunshine. But for people with asthma and allergies, spring means itchy, watery eyes, uncontrollable sneezing, and difficulty breathing. Fortunately, having allergies and asthma doesn’t have to mean missing out on the fun of... Read More
African American senior couple using a smartphone at home.

8 Incredibly Easy & Helpful Mobile Apps for Older Adults

April 15, 2023 — If you’re one of the many seniors who would rather avoid technology, you’re missing out! Although technology can sometimes be frustrating, it can make life easier. You probably own a smartphone, but you’re not using the many available apps. Smartphones have a variety of apps that can do everything from saving you money to improving... Read More
Close-up of a senior African American couple sleeping together in bedroom at home

The Connection Between Sleep and Brain Health

April 1, 2023 — Welcome to the land of dreams, where your brain takes a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to recharge and rejuvenate. Yes, we’re talking about sleep, that magical state where you can finally hit pause on the endless stream of thoughts and just drift away into a blissful slumber. But did you... Read More
Portrait of senior man brushing teeth in bathroom at home

Take Care of Your Teeth: Oral Health for Older Adults

March 15, 2023 — Healthy teeth and gums are not just crucial to your appearance. Oral hygiene is critical to overall health and wellness—especially for older adults! Good dental health for older adults can prevent severe oral health conditions and improve overall quality of life. This article will discuss everything you need to know to improve your oral health... Read More
Portrait of mid adult housewife with curly hair standing on the street with hand in pocket, carrying shopping basket and looking at camera

Nutrition for the Older Adult

March 2, 2023 — As we age, we may find ourselves with a newfound appreciation for soft foods, but let’s not forget about the importance of a well-rounded diet. Yes, even in our golden years, it’s still crucial to eat our veggies! Proper nutrition can also help older adults maintain their independence. Malnutrition can lead to muscle weakness, which... Read More