A few months ago, after nearly a decade in progress, the Older Americans Act finally passed by Congress, for a three-year term. The delay has been very stressful for the elderly community, and, when looking at what the revisions do, it is easy to see why. The gist of it is that the elderly will…

As we age there are natural processes that take place which make certain parts of our body more vulnerable to deterioration, which can cause pain. Our joints, which are the places in our body where the bones connect, can be especially vulnerable to diseases and damage which is associated with pain. It is prudent and…

Facebook and other social media outlets really seem to be taking over somewhat. When it comes to communication, connection and networking, these days it is almost impossible to manage if one is not social-media savvy. But what happens with the elder generation? They are hardly adept to managing with so many new things. Indeed, the…

In the midst of careers and raising children many people don’t stop to think about what will happen what that lifestyle is behind them. If they do consider it, they either look forward to having a rest from the hectic life of employment and families, or dread retirement as boring and unfulfilling. Here are some…

As one ages, various challenges are more likely: most notably the loss of a loved one. Given this reality, a lot of older people encounter a spiritual evolution. It could be that they spent their whole lives connecting to a spiritual being/identity but since they lost their partner that changed, or vice versa. So when…

Speed dating has been growing in popularity among the younger set, and is gaining in its use among the older crowd as well. This unique style of meeting many people in a short space of time in order to find someone worthy of spending more time with, has many advantages, not just for youngsters, but…

Seniors often have to encounter transitions. Either the death of a loved one, or leaving work, or even moving to a new city/home. Unfortunately such transitions are actually harder for this demographic and it is exactly these people who are more likely to encounter it. So how can these – often inevitable – transitions –…

Getting older involves many changes to our lifestyles, health and bodies. Due to these changes, some subtle and some less so, we react differently to alcohol and medicines than we did when we were younger. Be aware that this includes the way different medications mix with each other, including herbal products and over the counter…

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