A new research study points to the benefits of yoga for improving the problem of urinary incontinence among older women. Women between the ages of 55 and 83, with an average age of about 66, were enrolled in a yoga class that was specifically designed to help women experiencing urinary incontinence. The women had no…

As one ages, one tends to become more isolated.  Families move away, friends pass on and people retire from their daily jobs.  As such it becomes even more important to make an effort to socialize – even if that requires engaging in new activities such as joining groups with other like-minded individuals.  Whereas before one’s…

In the complex world we live in today, driving is a necessity, not a luxury. But as people age driving safely can become a challenge Luckily there are small changes that can be made to cars which will increase their safety by a significant amount for many older drivers. Data shows that among people involved…

This month, a new law is going into force in Japan, which will benefit rights for the elderly.  The revised disability support laws will in effect decrease the price that the elderly need to pay out of their own pockets for public nursing care insurance. In more detail, what this will mean is that should…

A new study suggests that merely using a hearing aid can help keep older citizens out of the hospital. Researchers looked at the health histories of 1,300 people between the ages 65 and 85 with serious loss of hearing. They found that only 45 percent of these people used hearing aids. The study compared the…

In 1963, the then US President, John F. Kennedy established Older Americans Month to “honor the contributions, past and present, of older people – particularly those who defended our country.” Each year there is a theme.  And the theme for 2018 Older Americans Month is Engage at Every Age, with the idea being that one…

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in those over 50 years old and beyond in the developed world, but it doesn’t have to be that way. All adults 50 years and older should have an eye check once a year involving dilation of the eye, to examine if there is macular…

In this video members of China’s elderly community discuss the benefits they have gleaned personally from getting WeChat installed on their phones. Check it out:

Today is May 1st which has also become known in many cultures to be May Day.  What is May Day exactly and how can the senior citizens in our midst take part in it?  The traditional celebrations involve dancing, festivities and flowers.  The day itself is like the middle point “between a solstice and an…

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