Helping Senior Loved Ones Enjoy the Holidays
The holidays are an emotional time that is usually associated with family, from the time we’re kids anticipating all the colorfully wrapped presents we’re going to get to our adult lives, making the magic happen for our own kids. For some seniors who have lost a spouse or close friend or may not live close […]Read More
Social Media and Technology Isn’t Just for Youngsters. Seniors May Benefit from Them, Too
Apparently, tweets, Instagram filters and Facebook updates aren’t just for millennials. According to recent research, social media and other technology can have a positive impact on seniors’ well-being. This shouldn’t be entirely surprising. According to market research, nearly 83 percent of baby boomers (which includes seniors) belong to at least one social media site. But […]Read More
Why Do Some Seniors Have Memories as Sharp as People Nearly Half Their Age?
One 74-year-old grandmother is still so mentally sharp that she recently learned how to play chess, piano and pool. One 83-year-old retired doctor still edits books and runs several medical websites. An 89-year-old man is so up to date on pop culture that he can have a detailed discussion about Grammy-winning musician Chance the Rapper or […]Read More
Ten Ways to Exercise the Mind
We’ve all heard the adage “use it or lose it”. It is typically used in a casual or joking manner, but when it comes to mental health, these words ring true. Studies show that challenging your mind on a daily basis increases brain function. After spending most of your adult life at school and work, your retirement years can lack the degree of mental stimulation that your brain is used to receiving.Read More