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…

Whether you are a man or woman, old or young, housework, also known as “women’s work,” can add years to one’s life. Researchers concluded that simple, daily household chores like doing the dishes or folding laundry can help people extend their lives. The study looked at 6,000 older women between the ages of 63 to…

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