Grandma and Grandpa are often less computer savvy than their grandkids, and are therefore often left out of all the digital sharing the rest of the family is doing. Here is a clever and elegant solution to the problem of how to share all those digital pictures with the older generation. It is a great…

Although in the UK in 2014 it was found that “nearly half a million people aged over 75 will spend Christmas Day alone this year because they don’t want to be seen as a burden, their families have moved away or they don’t talk to their children anymore,” this does not have to be the…

A new study explored the comfort level seniors feel with robots, an important component to understanding how to integrate robots into the care of the elderly as the senior population expands. The study revealed that seniors are willing to accept robots into their lives for entertainment or for help with an assortment of activities, but…

Possibly one of the most fulfilling activities one can engage in is doing something to help others.  So when Clark County seniors got together to form a knitting group, something special was bound to happen. Three years ago, Blocks for Blankets started crocheting and knitting blankets, hats and scarves. This was inspired by Linda Deaton,…

Getting ready for Christmas can be  particularly challenging for seniors…especially those who find themselves alone either for the first time or for many years. So what can one do to make this better?  How can we enhance their experience for the better?  Here is a list of top 10 ideas for seniors to consider in…

New research points to the not-so-surprising discovery that having green plants around the house helps women live longer. The results of the research was published in April 2016, in the journal “Environmental Health Perspectives.” Scientists were able to show that women surrounded by the highest amounts of greenery near their homes improved longevity by 12…

The sense of isolation among seniors is always magnified during the winter months.   It’s cold, it’s dark, and people tend to stay indoors more.  As such, the elderly are generally impacted the most with this. So how do we help?  Thankfully it needn’t be too difficult or cumbersome.  In fact, it can be just as…

A new study conducted by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA shows that patients with cardiovascular disease who also have high muscle mass and low body fat have a lower risk of mortality that patients with other body mass combinations. The take away from this study is that to prolong lives, and especially…

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