Living with Low Vision

Low vision occurs when a person only has partial sight that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Low vision can make everyday activities seem impossible. According to The American Academy of Ophthalmology, making a few adjustments around the house can maintain comfort and support independence. Here Read more…

Benefits of Social Circles

Good friends have always been golden, and as we age, those friendships may become even more important. Friends aren’t just for social activities and glitz of life. They can also improve health, boost sense of well-being, and even help us to live longer. Research has shown that seniors who maintain Read more…

Hand Washing 101

Flu season is fast approaching, but there are ways to protect against viruses and germs. Hand washing is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to prevent infection. Good hand washing is the best defense against the common cold and other illnesses that spread easily from person to person. Read more…

Just Pull Up a Chair!

Exercise comes in many forms and varieties, including chair exercises. Chair exercises are excellent for seniors who are frail, at risk of falling, or are wheelchair-bound. Here are a few simple exercises you can do using a sturdy, straight-back chair. The chair shouldn’t have arms, fold, roll, slide or be Read more…

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and a good time to have your blood cholesterol checked.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 102 million American adults have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dl, which is above healthy levels. Cholesterol is a waxy Read more…

Signs of Elder Abuse

Abuse can happen at any age, no matter the person’s background. Today, we are going to specifically talk about elder abuse. This is abuse that occurs to adults aged 60 and up. Elder abuse is not just confined to physical or mental abuse, it can also be emotional or financial. Read more…

Caregiver Guilt: Ways of Coping

Certain eldercare decisions can lead to feelings of guilt, especially if circumstances force one to go against earlier promises. Oftentimes, these feelings are undeserved. However, that does not stop people from experiencing guilt. Here are some strategies for coping with caregiver guilt. Acknowledge the guilt: Knowing there is an issue Read more…