Chronic loneliness in the elder and how to make a difference… By Pat Flicker

Chronic loneliness in the Elderly: How to make a difference Most of us have felt lonely at some point in our lives. But chronic loneliness impacts more than just your happiness… it can affect your physical and mental health.  I think back to my parents as they aged and remember them asking for company on Sundays. It was so difficult

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities: The Importance of Water

Sitting in church this past Sunday, I observed the bubbling baptismal font, which brought thoughts of the way water influenced mankind. Here water was used as a way to bring God’s spiritual blessing to a new life. To me it is a comforting scene to all that are present. However, recent floods caused by too much rain have created havoc

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Olympics are more than just games!

I look forward to the Olympics every four years.  It’s a good break in the TV fair offered day in and day out. This is a chance for world athletes, no matter their specialty, to compete on the world stage.  Games of running, jumping, and throwing originated in Athens, Greece.  The modern games were brought to life in 1896. The

Sun and Fun – Our 36th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser was a Success

Our 36th Annual Golf Tournament took on a HYBRID version this year extending choice to join us both in-person or virtually, as a result it was a huge success thanks to all of you! Approximately 100 sponsors came together in partnership to share over $40,000 with our Foundation which will directly support both nursing home and housing campus improvements, recreation

Overcoming Age Discrimination

An elderly woman smiling with her arms crossed in front of her. She stands in a wooded park.

With the baby boomer generation aging in the workforce, age discrimination is becoming more prevalent. Age discrimination occurs when an older adult is discriminated upon specifically because of their age. It’s an unfair practice, but one we are unfortunately seeing more of. Signs of Age Discrimination There are a few ways you can tell that you are facing age discrimination

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Fascination with Food

Fascination with food.  It’s a lively topic of conversation where ever you go.  We are bombarded on commercial TV, not only the constant ads, but a variety of cooking shows.  Beyond the inundation of the forgoing, we are reminded that we should eat healthy foods. We live in a country where food distribution is obviously uneven.  This was brought very

Skincare in Older Adulthood

An older woman with short blonde hair in a robe standing by a mirror and skin performing her skincare routine.

Your body changes as you age, and your skin isn’t immune. The good news is that, armed with a little information, you can manage all these changes. How your Skin Changes The skin begins to thin in older adulthood. It may become dry and less supple. The skin may be subjected to minor nuisances, such as itching and dryness, or

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities… Candy was dandy when you were a kid!

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities… Candy was dandy when you were a kid. Treats were always something to look forward too. Even as an adult a sweet treat brings up your spirit for a moment. My son recently investigated the candy of the 1930’s. This was my era as a kid. So, he and I sharing the same birthday dates, thought it

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