Interesting article about the use of robots to aid the elderly exercise as well as detect health problems. Technology is evolving all the time and it seems as though life is becoming closer to resembling a science-fiction movie. While robots can fulfill the role of a carer, they won’t have the emotional connection that is…

Intergenerational programs recognize the value different generations bring to each other. When old and young people spend time together, connections are often formed. Seniors frequently have the benefit of time, flexible schedules and life experience that can be invaluable to young people. Programs that utilize seniors as a resource for young people have been highly…

In Tokyo, efforts are being made to improve transportation for the elderly.  One way of doing this is via self-driving buses in some of its rural communities, where it is a particular challenge for seniors to get around due to a lack of bus and taxi services. This is having a trickle down effect on…

If seniors want to fend off falling, then tai chi might be the best way to do it, according to a new study. Researchers in Oregon compared the benefits of strength training and aerobics to tai chi and found that the oriental martial art prevented falls about 30% better in a one to one comparison….

In what is surely a disappointing discovery to many older Americans who have been taking low doses of Aspirin to protect against heart attacks and strokes, a new study has found there is not protective affect from low-dose, daily aspirin consumption. The study showed that the recommendation to take aspirin to prolong healthy, independent living…

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