Three days ago – June 18 – we marked the UN inaugurated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day(WEEAD). The reason the day was created and the aim of it is to: “focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an…

While kids can’t wait for the summer vacation to start, for a lot of other demographics – specifically parents and seniors – the summertime can be quite dreaded.  Planning is important and here we look at what is being done to assist the elderly during these months. Beginning June 25th in various parts Union County,…

As we age, it becomes harder to move.  Muscles lose flexibility.  We feel tired.  But the more we give into it, the harder it becomes.  That is why any kind of movement in the elderly is crucial.  Maintaining and pushing oneself is vital for quality of life. In this video HASFIT teaches 20 minute exercise…

As one ages, one tends to become more isolated.  Families move away, friends pass on and people retire from their daily jobs.  As such it becomes even more important to make an effort to socialize – even if that requires engaging in new activities such as joining groups with other like-minded individuals.  Whereas before one’s…

This month, a new law is going into force in Japan, which will benefit rights for the elderly.  The revised disability support laws will in effect decrease the price that the elderly need to pay out of their own pockets for public nursing care insurance. In more detail, what this will mean is that should…

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…

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:

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…

The American Academy of Neurology has come out with a recommendation that people with mild cognitive impairment engage in regular exercise to help improve their condition. Since mild impairment sometimes leads to serious dementia, exercise can ultimately reduce the severity or onset of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment is quite common in aging people, interfering with…

A new study published in the journal of International Psychogeriatrics  looked into the personality traits of people who had extraordinarily long lives to see if they could find any patterns. What that found was surprising. According to researchers, being an optimistic and stubborn person could add years to one’s life. The scientists studied people living…

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