At the beginning of this month WHO ICOPE was launched.  Coinciding with International Day of Old Persons, the World Health Organization (WHO) made their new program available to assist the elderly. The WHO ICOPE Handbook App is a complete set of digital apps and tools that can be used by social workers and health care…

Earlier this month, Tennessee Sen. Rusty Crowe received the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A) Aging Impact Award for 2019. The award was presented to him at the SE4A Annual Conference which took place at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Convention Center. Crowe was given this honor in recognition for his endeavors to help seniors.  Every year another…

We always hear so much about how hard it is to get older.  We read about all the bad things that can – and do – happen and we see for ourselves first hand as our parents age, that life can become increasingly challenging.  What we don’t read about though so much are the positives…

Technology has come a long way in helping seniors remain in their homes.  However, it does not do much for the elderly who lose mobility and find it hard to get out of their houses.  This can be extremely isolating. In Japan now, there is a potential solution to this issue.  Musashi-Murayama retailers are now…

Having a good caretaker when you get old, is crucial.  Not someone who is just there to handle the practical needs but also to be kind, thoughtful and to understand you. One example of this occurs on a daily basis at the China Welfare Institute Senior Home in Qingpu District.  There, more than 50 caretakers…

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…

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