As people age there seems to be more isolation, less socialization and more problems both physically and mentally.  There are different ways to deal with this but the more fun methods used, the better for everyone.  Here we take a look at two outlets that have helped the elderly with socialization and mood disorders:  cooking…

There are many different ways to age well.  These days – now that people are living so much longer – there are a lot more resources being put toward helping people age well and happily.  Here we take a look at some of the discussions surrounding this subject. According to the CDC’s 2017 National Health…

There are so many new gadgets and services that are being used to help the elderly transition into the next phase of their life.  According to the UK Office for National Statistics, senior citizens comprise approximately 18 percent of the population; for America, the US Census Bureau’s figure is 14.9 percent;  the World Population Review…

While we cannot change our actual age (although this was attempted by Emile Ratelband who attempted to alter his birth certificate two decades because of how young he felt), we can alter how we feel about our date of birth. That feeling can result in actually acting younger and having more energy.  Many people actually…

The elderly are unfortunately at a greater risk than other demographics for abuse and mistreatment.  As such, some policy makers are trying to put the law down as protection. One example of this is in Maine.  Under the sponsorship of New Jersey’s Rep. Josh Gottheimer, the National Senior Investor Initiative Act has been passed.  The…

In 2011, June 15th was designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Codified in the 66/127 resolution by the United Nations General Assembly, it was the response to a request made by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), which, five years earlier, had established the commemoration (in June 2006). The annual…

Our parents always asked that we listen to them, but what happens when they refuse to listen to us? Some adult children are finding that their parents don’t always know best when it comes to their diet, driving, housing, medication and more. Research out of Penn State University, the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging and the Rowan University…

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…

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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