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Don’t Fall Vicitm to Identity Theft

Identity occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission for some sort of financial gain. It’s a serious crime and on the rise. Although, anyone can become a victim of identity theft, older people are often viewed as prime targets. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft has been […]

Retirement, Finance & Legal

The Truth of Palliative Care

Many people may not know what palliative care is or what it can do for them, and in some situations receiving this kind of care is an option worth pursuing. Palliative care focuses on the relief of symptoms for the patient, as well as any pain, or physical and mental stress that are caused by […]

Health & Wellness

Quick tips: aging & swallowing disorders

Swallowing problems are more common in the elderly Swallowing — it sounds simple. However, it’s a complex process requiring many nerves and muscles to work in harmony. Normally, the muscles in your throat contract to move liquids and foods from your mouth to your stomach. But sometimes, liquids and food have trouble getting to your […]

Health & Wellness, Learning & Tips

Stages of Bereavement and How to Cope

Experiencing Loss and the Stages of Grief. Everyone experiences loss. It could be something small – a lost purse, wallet or watch which causes a bit of stress or annoyance, but typically we’re able to move forward. Then there’s life altering loss – an end of a marriage, a terminal illness diagnosis or loss of […]

Learning & Tips

Tips for Managing Medications

Managing medications is a complex and challenging task for aging adults. Many older people are managing multiple conditions with multiple medications. Juggling what to take, when to take it and how much to take can be overwhelming, and in some cases a matter of life or death. The bottom line—the more drugs you take, the […]

Caregiving, Health & Wellness

How to Care for Parkinson’s Disease

The body is unique; although every person is made up of the same components, all bodies run differently. So it is no surprise that when someone suffers from an illness, they react in a different way than any other person, the disease is specific to them. Parkinson’s Disease is no exception. It is a highly […]

Caregiving, Learning & Tips

5 ways to connect with your teenage grandchildren

When your grandchildren were toddlers, they lit up your world. When they were kids, they wanted to spend hours and hours at your house. But now that they’ve grown up into teenagers it can be a little harder to connect. While teens can be a little harder to converse with, often preferring their peers to […]

Active Aging, Learning & Tips

The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Are you a pet lover? Then you probably already know that pets make great companions. However, you might be surprised to find out pets can provide a multitude of health benefits as well. This is especially true for older adults. Pets can improve their health and well being—helping them live healthier, longer and happier lives. […]

Active Aging, Health & Wellness

6 Tech gadgets every senior needs

While you might not think about the latest tech trends converging with senior must-haves, the truth is often technology can immensely help seniors age in place. With gadgets, seniors can have more independence for longer, while at the same time keeping loved ones connected and comforted. Not only does technology help us stay connected with […]

Active Aging, Learning & Tips

How to prepare for surgery

Tips In Preparing For Surgery Undergoing surgery can be scary. Whether that fear is from feeling like the control is out of your hands, the overall outcome, or just not knowing what to expect, going into a surgery worried and afraid isn’t going to help anything. In fact, it may just hurt a speedy recovery. […]

Health & Wellness, Learning & Tips