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December 5, 2019

How to Keep Spirits Bright this Holiday Season

  For many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, as visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and festive parties dance in our heads. But for many seniors, who may be facing the holidays without a spouse or other loved ones, the holidays can be of time of sadness and even depression. Additionally,... Read More
October 21, 2019

Boo! Taking the Fear Out of Halloween

  While most people think of Halloween as a younger person’s holiday, that doesn’t mean those who are young at heart can’t join in the fun! Many older adults join their grandchildren for trick or treating and enjoy decorating their homes for the big night. If you’re the one taking the little ones through the... Read More
October 7, 2019

How to Effectively Manage Your Medications

  The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can making taking the right doses... Read More
July 22, 2019

Are America’s Older Adults Taking Too Many Drugs?

  When we think of a drug problem in America, many think of illegal drugs, such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine crossing our borders and corrupting our youth. Or the opioid epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. And both of these issues need to be addressed as part of... Read More
May 6, 2019

How People Living with Mobility Challenges Can Stay Fit

  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This is a good reminder that remaining physically active is essential to our overall health and well-being. But what if your ability to be active is limited due to a chronic health condition? What can you do to stay fit? The good news is that there... Read More
March 20, 2019

Seven Ways You Can Improve Your Health Right Now

  Maintaining good health doesn’t have to be all hard work. Yes, exercise is important, which we discussed in our last blog post. So is eating healthfully (which we have also discussed). But there are things you could be doing right this minute that not only require little effort, they’re actually fun! Here’s just a... Read More
February 5, 2019

Meditation and Yoga Can Help You Age Well

  The ancient healing arts of meditation and yoga have been around for millennia. Yoga began in India as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Meditation also has its roots in spirituality, as it was practiced by many eastern religions. Today, yoga and meditation have gone “mainstream” as both are used as a... Read More
December 20, 2018

Welcome, Winter! How to Make the Most of the Season.

  Tomorrow marks the winter solstice, or the first day of winter. And while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a milder winter than normal for the greater Boston area, last month’s Nor’easter demonstrated that Mother Nature is highly unpredictable. There will almost certainly be days of bitter cold, along with snow and ice, which... Read More
October 22, 2018

How You Can Help a Loved One Living with Depression

  October is Depression Awareness month. Unfortunately, depression in the elderly is frequently undiagnosed, often because the person suffering from the disease doesn’t discuss it, seeing it as a sign of weakness. Symptoms of depression – exhaustion, lethargy, isolation and loss of interest in daily activities – can be signs of other medical conditions, such... Read More