Tallahassee senior citizens have been privy to Meals on Wheels now for 46 years. In recognition of this milestone, volunteers from the program recently included members of the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County Schools and the City Commission in the delivery of over 100 hot nutritious meals. In addition to…

Following research undertaken by academics at NC State University and the UNC University on balance loss, it is possible that elderly people struggling with this issue can now be helped. A system has been devised which can identify and reverse balance deterioration in seniors. Using virtual reality, the researchers were able to recreate the visual…

As one ages, being diagnosed with dementia becomes increasingly likely. As recorded by the Alzheimer’s Association, out of the approximately 5.5 million Americans in 2017 who were diagnosed with dementia, around 5.3 million are 65 and older. As such, different communities are investigating different ways to facilitate those suffering from the disease, and their caretakers….

It would not come as too much of a surprise if a teenager reacted by laughing to the concept of keeping in touch with someone via pen and paper. But just over a decade ago, that was probably one of the most common ways of doing exactly that. And now thanks to the younger and…

Mother’s Day is a perfect time for remembering the elderly. After all, for children involved in the caretaking of their mothers, when challenging times arise marking a day like this past Sunday can be a good reminder of all that they have given you. In addition, for the elderly who are not able to do…

There are lots of reasons to keep working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Even if you don’t need the money, having a steady job supplies an automatic answer to the question, “What is there to do today?” Boredom can be a serious health hazard, so working can not only enhance, but prolong life….

How are the elderly exercising their creative muscle these days? In the UK, in Wareham, a group of senior citizens were given the opportunity to use their artistic and creative skills thanks to the Wareham Council on Aging in Dorset. Hosted in the Multi-Service Center on Marion Road, an hour-and-a-half was given to a bunch…

Many things contribute to the feeling of isolation and loneliness among older people. Death of a spouse, brothers, sisters and friends can disrupt and limit a person’s social circles. Inability to drive and other restraints on mobility make it more difficult to participate in a full plethora of social activities. The desire to remain in…

How are pensions looking these days in different parts of the world? For some, it seems there is quite good news. In early March, Irish pensioners got some good news as their incomes were set to increase by €260 annually. The elderly have been reported to have been quite pleased by this measure set in…

As a group seniors are the most active participants in organized religion in the United States, with approximately half attending religious services weekly. About 90 percent of elders consider themselves spiritual in some way, with only 6 to 10 percent saying they are atheists and do not utilize conventional religious practices to bring meaning to…

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