Summer Safety Tips for Older Adults

Two older adults smiling at each other. They both wear hats and stand outside. A bright blue sky with a couple clouds and a lush green tree are behind them.

Sure, being outside in the hot summer sun feels great, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t practice sun safety. Around 600 Americans die each year from heat-related problems. Heat-related illnesses include dehydration and heat stroke. Due to physical changes in older adulthood, older adults are at risk of developing heat-related illnesses. Extra precautions are necessary the next

Mental Health Awareness for Older Adults

Older adult man with white hair and glasses speaking to a younger adult man with dark curly hair at a kitchen table. Photographs are laid on the table before them.

Millions of Americans live with mental illness. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The focus is to reduce mental illness stigma by educating the public and advocating for individuals who suffer from mental illness. Older adults aren’t immune to mental illness; in fact, many seniors are at risk for developing mental disorders. Mental health issues may be triggered by a

Make ‘em laugh!

Make ‘em laugh! Humor followed by laughter or sit long, talk much, and laugh often maybe a good moto as we hopefully see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Friends together usually include laughter in their interchange of conversation. Maybe a joke or two brings humor to the forefront in time spent together. Recalling the past when we looked

How to Improve Sleep

Older woman with short hair lying in bed with a smile on her face after having a restful night of sleep.

Many older adults report that they are not getting a restful night of sleep each night. Sleep is important for everyone, but it’s especially crucial for older adults to help prevent cognitive decline. So how can adults obtain restful sleep without the use of medication or over-the-counter drugs? A bedtime routine is one great way to promote restful sleep. Read

Socially Distanced Springtime Activities for Older Adults

Who doesn’t love being outside when the weather is warm? The springtime is a great time for older adults to get their Vitamin D and spend time with nature. There are many benefits people can get from being outdoors. From boosting your energy, immune system, enhancing creativity to even making it easier to exercise, there are so many reasons to

The spirit of giving

Bob enjoys paying it forward and says, “As you age, there is little excitement in life unless you create it.”  He works at it every day and by doing so, he keeps his mind active. He most recently is working on an all-life biography, his sixth book in 10 years. He wants to help and encourage others to also tell

Now, then, and the future

We all have had the experience of living in the now and the then, but what keeps questions before us is the future.  This is probably truer today than in the past.  The speed of change in the technical world leaves many questions before us. Where we live in the United States and our occupation has much to do with

Complete Spring-Cleaning Checklist

Spring is the perfect time to clean your home and get to the tasks you usually avoid. Not only will it make your house feel more welcoming to be in, but participating in spring cleaning has various health benefits for all. Spring cleaning can strengthen your immune system, prevent illness, decrease stress, and even reduce the risk of injuries. When

Learn to Manage Your Allergies and Enjoy Springtime

While we look forward to springtime, we often overlook one consequence: allergies. No one wants to be sniffing and sneezing on a beautiful day outside. While allergies are a pain, they are not uncommon. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans experience allergies each year. There are a variety of reasons people’s allergies

Prepare for the Big Move into Assisted Living

As we age, it gets harder to accomplish our daily tasks like bathing, getting dressed, and managing medications. For many older adults, this opens the door to moving to an assisted living home. There is no “right age” to move into assisted living. Some people move in just above 65, while others come at 84. Regardless of your age, there