Creativity and the Aging Brain

Creativity is essential to the aging mind. Increasing studies are showing that it has a tremendously positive effect on the aging brain. Creativity can foster neuron connectivity, which means it supports brain health. By stimulating cognitive functioning, creative projects can benefit those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.   A study on creativity and aging found that creativity has a positive impact

Cold Weather Activities for Seniors

With the cold winter weather taking over, no one wants to go outside. As temperatures stoop lower and lower, it can be increasingly dangerous for older adults to go outside. Staying inside all winter long can make people feel a bit of cabin fever, but there are some great activities to pass the winter until the warmer temps come around

Resolutions!  New Year’s resolutions. 

  Resolutions!  New Year’s resolutions written by Jack – Shepherd of Grace   Have you made them in the past?  Have you been able to keep them? Human nature tests our will to have good intentions to change things in our lives that we know will benefit our well-being. Many resolutions deal with living a healthy life.  Such as exercising

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to put your time and energy into accomplishing a goal, whether it’s prioritizing health, saving more money, or developing a new skill. Resolutions aren’t just for moms hoping to find the time to exercise and get their pre-mom body back, or millennials hoping to get better at saving. New Year’s resolutions are a

Flu Season Tips

The cold weather may be a single that the holidays are approaching, but it’s also a signal that cold and flu season is upon us too. Cold and flu season can be tough on everyone, but it’s especially hard on infants and seniors. The start and end of the flu season fluctuates a bit each year, but we’re currently right

Holiday Stress

What should be a joyous season for many can sometimes be a stressful season for many older adults. The holidays may be cheerful, but they can also be very emotional. Individuals in the senior population can experience feelings of loss and loneliness. Memories of past holidays—complete with family members who’ve passed away or ones in which they had more independence—can

Enjoying the Holidays as You Age

We’ve entered the most magical time of year, full of several big holidays that many people look forward to for months—if not all year long. Holidays may start to feel a little different as individuals age. The holidays may change as adults get older, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t still find ways to enjoy them. Many older adults

Senior Travel Tips

Just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean traveling has to stop! If anything, older adults should travel more because they have more time (provided they have the financial means). However, being older means you may have to travel differently.   Insurance The most important thing when older adults travel is safety. There may be physical limitations, and older adults may

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Remembering in November

Jack's Cabinet of Curiosities - Remembering in November

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Remembering in November Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Remembering in November. Dates on our calendar keep us in touch with daily life. Life of the past, as well as those of the future. There are dates to remember and dates of remembrance. Usually, birthdays and anniversaries are dates to remember, especially family members. This month

Meet Marie of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Marie of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Marie of Shepherd of Grace   Meet Marie of Shepherd of Grace. Marie was born on January 2, 1929, on a farm in Stewart, Minnesota. Her father was a farmer and her mother was a homemaker. Marie was the oldest girl of eight siblings, with five brothers and 3 sisters. With such a big family and living on the