The title of world’s oldest person is a very prestigious one and reports this week there may be some conflict over this. This shouldn’t be a surprise – record keeping a hundred-plus years ago wasn’t what it is today. We’re talking about around the year 1900 – a year when The Wonderful Wizard of Oz…

According to new research, seniors may benefit from joining a choir. Singing together is an inexpensive, uplifting activity that has proven social benefits. Researchers at the University of California collaborated with the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services and the San Francisco Community Music Center to study the effects joining a choir had…

Heart warming story from Houston on program that delivers Thanksgiving meals to homebound elders. This is incredibly special and would make the recipients feel wonderful. Thanksgiving is a time of year to look back and reflect. What are you thankful for? On behalf of everyone here at Dry Harbor, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

Police departments in several cities have set up phone systems to help care for the elderly. These systems ensure that seniors receive a phone call once or twice a day. These calls, which are automated, require that seniors confirm they are okay. Seniors can also request help if needed. Specific police departments, such as the…

Story from UAE on students teaching senior citizens how to be tech savvy. A person may claim they don’t need a phone – that they don’t need to call anyone and this may well be the case. But everyone needs to be contactable – especially senior citizens. Did you get there okay? What time can…

Aging seniors may feel frustrated by an inability to travel and view the world. Excitedly, technology now offers a solution: virtual reality experiences. Virtual reality technology can provide seniors with an immersive, three-dimensional computer experience that lets them revisit their favorite places. Using footage from Google Maps, seniors can tour the world and enjoy nature…

On Tuesday, millions around the country voted in the mid-term elections. This photo of an elderly couple shielded from the rain by firefighters as they went to vote went viral. Election campaigns can be bitterly fought and what can get lost in it all is that the politicians are there to serve the voters and…

Although retirement is a goal for many seniors, some people find retirement stressful. While some seniors enjoy the luxury of free time, others miss the discipline of the workday. Encore careers, or careers that begin in the second half of life, can provide a wonderful solution for some seniors. Encore careers are usually meaningful, flexible…

Great to see some elderly in Singapore gaining exercise and working out. Staying active is critical for the elderly and having a modified gym program is a great way to go about it.  

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