10 Best Weekend Getaways for Boomers

Do you find yourself answering the Southwest Airlines’ “Wanna get away?” ads with an enthusiastic yes? Then it’s time to take action.

Today’s boomers are busier than ever: working past the retirement age they planned on, welcoming adult ...

 
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Gardening Ideas for Seniors

Spring is just a few weeks away. Garden enthusiasts are probably counting down the days, making plans for this year’s plots and anxious to see their perennial favorites pushing through the thawed earth. They’re ready to get their ...

 
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How to Prevent Falls In Assisted Living, At Home

Seniors experience an increased risk of falling for a number of reasons: a decline in cognitive function or coordination, decreased vision, loss of balance or mobility, depth perception issues resulting from dementia, and more. Whether you’re concerned about an ...

 
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How to Show a Senior Love on Valentine’s Day

Know a senior who needs to feel loved today? We all do. Even if they are strangers we encounter while we’re out and about today, or family and friends residing in assisted living, in our neighborhood, or in our ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 1/16/13 Recap: Eldercare Around the World

This Wednesday, a lively dialogue among our 36 attendees offered a much broader perspective of senior and caregiving issues than usual: eldercare around the world. In the hour-long conversation, we found that while some countries are unique in their eldercare programs ...

 
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Around the World in Eldercare: Alzheimer’s Care in the Netherlands

The location: Weesp, the Netherlands, where a 23-unit community for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia opened its doors last spring. It’s called the Hogewey complex, and it offers an unrestrained approach to care.

Writer John Tagliabue tells us ...

 
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Eat Right, and Light, In the Winter

Who wants to eat salad in the winter? I’m guessing a show of hands would reveal very few of us with arms raised, unless of course it was January 2nd and everyone was launching their “new year’s resolution ...

 
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Confronting the Holiday Blues in Assisted Living

When you strip away all the hype and commercialism, the holiday season is really about sharing gifts and time with the people you love. It’s no wonder then why some seniors in assisted living dread this time of year.

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Weekend Visiting Ideas for Assisted Living

The work week is over. You’re looking forward to sleeping in, cooking breakfast instead of grabbing it to go, and actually drinking a hot cup of coffee.

Then you think: I should visit dad in assisted living.

Pretty soon, ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 11/21/12 Recap: Future Topic Ideas

As this week’s chat fell on the day before Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give our participants the floor. Of course, we always have great interactions and discussions in every chat, but instead of ...

 
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