A unique museum in New York—the Carter Burden Gallery– exhibits artwork by seniors. Open only to artists aged 60 or above, the Carter Burden Gallery showcases the artwork of older, lesser-known artists. Paintings, photographs and other art mediums are displayed. Social events and art-related discussions are held at the gallery, with artwork available for purchase….

Libraries now offer more than just books. In addition to DVDs and other digital resources, libraries have become welcoming places for seniors. “A good library reflects the needs of its particular community,” says Nick Higgins, Chief Librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. “Our older adult community is growing rapidly. … They’re starting to exhibit some…

Regular exercise brings many physical and emotional benefits, ranging from weight loss to improved mood. Exercising is particularly important for seniors. Improved strength, balance and coordination are a few of the benefits regular exercise can provide. Doctors recommend regular exercise as an important preventative health measure. To make gyms more accessible to everyone, gyms that…

According to new research published in the International Psychogeriatrics, the challenge of loneliness is a specific concern to seniors in their late 80s. Causes of loneliness are varied, but declining mobility is a common culprit. Visiting family and friends can become physically challenging. Limited opportunities for outings and social experiences often lead to increased loneliness….

Several hospitals have transformed their emergency rooms, including New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai is the first hospital in New York to open a Geriatric Emergency Department. Geriatric emergency rooms are specifically designed for older patients, who often find regular emergency rooms chaotic and overwhelming. “The emergency department is not a great place to…

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