There is a rumor being spread that seniors do not like, or do not even want, to interface with, high-tech toys like smartphones, laptops or tablets. This general statement is a one-dimensional stereotype of seniors, and should be put to rest for the falsehood that it is. Any senior worth his weight in wisdom will…

It would not come as too much of a surprise if a teenager reacted by laughing to the concept of keeping in touch with someone via pen and paper. But just over a decade ago, that was probably one of the most common ways of doing exactly that. And now thanks to the younger and…

How are the elderly exercising their creative muscle these days? In the UK, in Wareham, a group of senior citizens were given the opportunity to use their artistic and creative skills thanks to the Wareham Council on Aging in Dorset. Hosted in the Multi-Service Center on Marion Road, an hour-and-a-half was given to a bunch…

Many things contribute to the feeling of isolation and loneliness among older people. Death of a spouse, brothers, sisters and friends can disrupt and limit a person’s social circles. Inability to drive and other restraints on mobility make it more difficult to participate in a full plethora of social activities. The desire to remain in…

As a group seniors are the most active participants in organized religion in the United States, with approximately half attending religious services weekly. About 90 percent of elders consider themselves spiritual in some way, with only 6 to 10 percent saying they are atheists and do not utilize conventional religious practices to bring meaning to…

We all know that happiness is not a result of what we have, but rather our attitude about what we have. While some people reflect on the losses aging inevitably brings, others cling to the many gains growing older adds to one’s life. It’s not hard to see which viewpoint leads to gratitude, which leads…

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