Summer Camp for Boomers and Seniors

If you’re over 50 with children or grandchildren finishing up the school year, they may be already looking forward to going away for summer camp. As a Girl Scout, I did a couple two-week summer stints at Camp Wakatomika. With ...

 
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How to… Enjoy Time With Family From Afar

The days of grandparents living next door may be over (though multigenerational households are making a comeback), but spending time together with family doesn’t require living in the same zip code.

Besides the incredible benefits of today’s technology ...

 
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Why Lifelong Learning Is a Senior Living Essential

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Making the case for lifelong learning: Fred Butler, high school graduate, age 106. Butler’s story was featured on NBC’s The Today Show this week, and ...

 
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My Retirement Dream

You’re never too young (or old) to start thinking about your retirement, and I don’t mean the money part of it. Not to say that isn’t important, but there are plenty of articles, resources, and information about ...

 
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Why Senior Living Meals Are About More Than the Food

Dining alone is no fun. True, some people enjoy a little solitude now and then, but we’re primarily social creatures -- particularly when it comes to food.

That’s one of the best parts of life in assisted living ...

 
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Fall Activities to Enjoy in Assisted Living

The leaves are beginning to change colors, the nights getting longer, the temperatures dropping: fall is truly settling in to most parts of the country.

As it is also a season filled with many opportunities for fun activities, family and ...

 
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Caregivers Need Someone to Hold Their Hand

Today's guest post comes from Diana Denholm, PhD, LMHC, psychotherapist, and author of "The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook." (Read our exclusive interview with Dr. Denholm here.)

Remember being blindfolded and spun around the first time you played Pin the Tail ...

 
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Senior Proms Come to Assisted Living

All across the country in the month of May, high school students have been attending the event that has become quite a milestone in the life of an American teen: the prom. Besides the high school seniors though, some assisted ...

 
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Activities in Assisted Living: More Than Just “Things to Do”

We all have a morning routine. Maybe it’s reading the paper with a cup of coffee in hand, or a brisk walk with the dogs, or packing lunches for the kids before rushing them out the door to catch ...

 
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“LipDub” Video from Midwest Senior Community Goes Viral

If you’re on Twitter or any social media network, you probably heard about/viewed/shared this smile-inducing video produced by – and starring – members of the Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

Even the Canadian singer Michael Bublé, whose ...

 
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