The second annual Senior Wellness Expo took place in San Bernadino a couple of months ago.  In conjunction with Anthem Blue Cross, the event was held at SBC Fair, was sponsored by Choice Medical Group. One of the issues raised at the event was senior malnutrition which is so serious that it has led to…

A programme created two years ago in Singapore  is now expanding due to its success and vitality for the elderly community.  HAPPY – Healthy Ageing Promotion Program for You – is a physical exercise regime that is aiding in seniors’ overall movement and motion as well as cognitive, memory and functionality-based issues. Two years ago…

A report from Science Daily has just confirmed what medical professionals have been saying for decades; the flu vaccine is essential for the elderly population.  According to this report, published three days ago by Science Daily the need is even greater for those elderly individuals who are in the ICU: “An influenza vaccine does not…

Over the summer – especially as the weather really begins to heat up – some elderly can feel concerned about venturing outdoors.  But with proper preparation (hydration, sun protection – including cream, hats and clothing), there should be no reason for one to isolate oneself during the summer months. Of course, it is advisable to…

The beginning of this month saw an unprecedented tackling by global policy makers of the burgeoning cost of the elderly along with depleting birthrates. Fittingly the meeting between G20 finance ministers was held in Japan, a country already encountering domestic issues from the increase in the elderly population and a decrease in the birthrate. Taro…

The hot weather can be oppressive for anyone.  But for certain demographics it can actually be dangerous.  In fact, a few years ago a study entitled Summer Temperature Variability and Long-Term Survival Among Elderly People with Chronic Disease, put out by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) found that:…

Seniors, the elderly, loneliness, isolation; these are all words often used together.  It is a very common problem for people to feel alone as they age which unfortunately only worsens since the elderly friends they do have, pass away.  People are often trying to create programs or brainstorm ideas on how to tackle this issue. …

In this video, Mike Teselle of Roseville talks about how Alexa can help the elderly and improve their quality of life.  Voice controlled technology is helping those with poor vision to control their lights, ask for assistance, or find out what the weather is like. It can be a real life changer as disabilities set on…

A new program in LA is using electronic monitoring bracelets to monitor elderly affected by autism and dementia.  Since October 2018, over 250 LA county residents have used LA Found and according to an article last month in AP News by Christopher Weber, already four people have been saved. The program was partly the result…

At least that’s what a branch of Starbucks in Mexico has decided.  In conjunction with the National Institute for the Elderly, the Mexican Starbucks branch is employing seven 55-66 year-old adults to work at one of its local branches.  The idea behind the venture is to: “spearhead a program of labor inclusion that gives opportunity…

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