2019 Observance Dates: May 12-18 What are you doing for yourself and others every day? What makes you happy? How are you contributing to your happiness and the happiness of others? Every day, skilled nursing centers like Dry Harbor Rehabilitation assist our seniors and people with disabilities in living their happiest and best lives. Whether it’s…

An increasing number of elderly people throughout the world – spanning both east and west – are living alone.  Here we look at three countries:  Japan, Spain and Canada. It seems that – at least in Japan – more and more elderly are living on their own. According to the National Institute of Population and…

A new program in LA is using electronic monitoring bracelets to monitor elderly affected by autism and dementia.  Since October 2018, over 250 LA county residents have used LA Found and according to an article last month in AP News by Christopher Weber, already four people have been saved. The program was partly the result…

At least that’s what a branch of Starbucks in Mexico has decided.  In conjunction with the National Institute for the Elderly, the Mexican Starbucks branch is employing seven 55-66 year-old adults to work at one of its local branches.  The idea behind the venture is to: “spearhead a program of labor inclusion that gives opportunity…

Historically people dressed their age or even older.  Back in the day – especially when people weren’t living as long – a grandmother/nana/grandma really looked the part.  These days grannies can be as young as their mid-40s and certainly don’t want to dress like an old lady.  Plus, fashions have come such a long way…

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