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

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