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The Concerns of Solo Aging

— Aging alone is a reality for a significant portion of the older population, with unique benefits and challenges that can impact one’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. While living alone offers independence and the freedom to pursue one’s own lifestyle, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, and increased vulnerability to health issues.... Read More

The Joy of Spring Cleaning

— Spring is right around the corner! Flowers are beginning to bloom, the days are getting longer, and it’s peak time for reminders about spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just about dusting shelves and organizing closets—it’s about revitalizing our living spaces and refreshing our minds. And for older adults, spring cleaning can be part of an... Read More

Make a Plan for Independent Aging

— Everyday is an opportunity to celebrate the vitality and resilience of older adults. Aging is life—everybody’s doing it! Most older adults want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. The best way to achieve that is to plan ahead and be proactive. There are many strategies and tips that can help older adults... Read More

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

— It may be easy to overlook vision health, especially if you’re not having any problems with your eyesight. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month which serves as an important reminder, particularly for older adults, to prioritize eye health. Glaucoma, often termed the “silent thief of sight,” can start “stealing” your vision without causing any noticeable symptoms.... Read More

After the Holidays—Do Your Parents Need Help?

— After the holidays, many of us return to our daily routines after spending quality time with family. During these reunions—and reflecting on them—we may recognize changes in our parents. And, while it’s normal for people to evolve over time, sometimes changes indicate a need for additional help. So, what should you consider in deciding if... Read More

Dementia Caregiving? There’s an App for That!

— Taking care of someone with dementia is a big job. Depending on the stage of dementia and a loved one’s abilities, dementia caregiving can involve a wide-ranging set of challenges for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Thankfully, technology is catching up to the unique needs of people with dementia and their caregivers.... Read More

Avoid Package Scams

— With the holidays approaching, many of us are making plans to send gifts or homemade baked goods to far-away friends and family. After all, nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a package from a loved one. But the United States Postal Service warns that scammers are also busy this time of year, targeting both... Read More

Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs

— Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

— When a natural disaster strikes, all living things are in danger. But older people are especially at risk of injury or illness because of pre-existing conditions or mobility issues. Being prepared for natural disasters can literally mean the difference between life and death or serious injury. And unfortunately, these natural disasters and climate events are... Read More

Respect & Protect Our Elders

— Did you know that one in ten seniors has been a victim of abuse? Only 4% of elder abuse is reported but the harm impacts the entire community. Health care and legal costs increase because of elder abuse, which impacts Medicare and Medicaid. Financial exploitation of seniors is estimated to be at least $2.9 billion.... Read More