CARE Act to Offer Essential Support to Caregivers

We often hear about serious gaps in senior healthcare. Many occur when an older adult is hospitalized then released to a rehab facility or to return home. Although conscientious medical providers do try to coordinate care with transitioning patients and ...

 
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Lack of Financial Planning Tied to Neglect of Health

Doctors, therapists, and other healthcare providers understand there is a strong link between physical and psychological wellness. The brain plays a large part in the healing process and more recently has been found to be a factor in preventative care. ...

 
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Senior Romance Done Right: “Last Tango in Halifax”

I’m not big on romantic-themed movies or television and am particularly skeptical of the media’s portrayal of senior relationships. Unfortunately, stereotypes seem to be the norm with “cute little old lady” meets “curmudgeonly old fellow” following a predictable ...

 
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States and Cities That Are Kinder To Seniors’ Budgets

The media uses many different words or phrases to describe boomers and seniors making major changes in later life – “downsizing,” “re-imagining,” or “starting the third chapter.” Driven by the need for change, a new lifestyle or making financial adjustments to ...

 
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Watch Your Back: Help for Heavy Lifting Tasks

When younger, I regularly lifted weights and considered myself fairly strong. But as I recently lugged five 40-pound bags of water softener salt to my basement, it was a sorry reminder that this aging body isn’t up to the ...

 
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New Online Source for Stories of Celebrity Caregiving

Most of us have times in our lives when we could use a little more support and caring. But if you are a caregiver to a loved one or a professional caregiver, you not only need extra attention sometimes, it’...

 
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Are You Too Old to Learn to Play the Violin?

We usually think of astounding prodigy solo performances or skilled virtuosos in their prime when we think of orchestra members. But across the country, more and more orchestras are adding senior players or forming their own, new ensembles with older adults.
 
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Boomers’ Summer Travel Plans

We’re more than halfway through June and most travelers have or are quickly making summer travel plans. Even with tighter budgets, people still have urge to visit family, explore new locales and sights, or just get away from the ...

 
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Summer Means Dehydration Danger for Seniors

A recent early summer stint in 90-degree plus heat served as a great reminder to avoid becoming dehydrated. Working outside doing yard work, exercising, and even just relaxing in high summer temperatures is risky without sufficient hydration. While we’re ...

 
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The Problematic Gap in Geriatric Medical Care

We’re very lucky to live in an age with so many advances in medical care. But while many areas of healthcare have greatly improved with new diagnostics and treatments, one area remains problematic. Availability of medical care for the ...

 
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