Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is officially here! The days are longer, the grass is green, and the temperature is rising. All of us, but especially those of us with chronic health concerns, have to take the necessary precautions to stay safe during the long hot days of summer. Here are...
Living With A Stoma

Living With A Stoma

Regardless of our age or physical condition, as long as we are living, everyone’s body must be able to handle the expulsion of waste. For some the physical demands of waste management (movement to and sitting on a toilet, wiping, washing hands) are challenging...
Is ‘Aging in Place’ right for you?

Is ‘Aging in Place’ right for you?

“To each their own” — a widely used phrase often used to placate an argument or justify a highly contested choice, can most certainly be used in the ‘Age in Place vs. Assisted Living Facilities’ debate. Most have strong feelings about how they want to...
Work Smarter, Not Harder… technology is here to help!

Work Smarter, Not Harder… technology is here to help!

The stereotypes and parody skits abound, Technology vs. Older Adults = BAD NEWS! Grandma working her cell phone, grandpa barking at the ‘Smart’ TV… It makes for great entertainment to buy into these sometimes hurtful stereotypes, but when you take a closer look,...
Solitude Does Not Equal Loneliness

Solitude Does Not Equal Loneliness

The act of being alone, solitude, ≠ (does not equal) Loneliness… While solitude can lead to a feeling of loneliness, it isn’t an automatic process; there are ways to combat loneliness and isolation and instead, feel fulfilled in your solitude.  Here are 5 great...
Staying Connected… Socialization is the solution

Staying Connected… Socialization is the solution

The need for company, love, and support lasts a lifetime. As we age, we do not grow wise enough that we can keep ourselves company…we require meaningful human interaction; our well-being and cognitive skills depend on it. Unfortunately, aging adults, especially...
A Sore Subject… Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating of Bed Sores

A Sore Subject… Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating of Bed Sores

It can be said that sometimes a lack of information can lead to the spread of misinformation and myths. At times, misinformation can be harmless and rather benign, but, when it comes to your health or the health of those in your care, misinformation can lead to rather...
Tri-State Holiday Experiences: Accessibility and Senior Friendly

Tri-State Holiday Experiences: Accessibility and Senior Friendly

It’s that time of year where families get together, friends reunite, and memories are made! No one wants to be left out, intentionally or unintentionally…but, it can happen! Not all outings and plans are friendly to those who have mobility issues. The Tri-State area...
Navigating the Holidays with your aging adult

Navigating the Holidays with your aging adult

As we approach the holiday season, navigating the challenges of caring for an aging adult can be magnified under the lens of family get-togethers and keeping decade-long traditions alive. There is a palpable pull between honoring the traditions of past holidays and...
Get Up, Get Out, Get Moving!

Get Up, Get Out, Get Moving!

Habits are hard to form…. Well, good habits are hard to form, right? Why does it seem like the worst things for our bodies are the easiest to consistently do? Staying active can be one of those habits that can forever change the landscape of your future. Much easier...