Studying Aging in a New Way

The external signs of aging are all pretty familiar to us. Graying hair, more wrinkles, and problems with memory are all common parts of the aging process. However, what exactly happens to the brain as we age is still very unknown. Experts have theories surrounding neurological diseases. But at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, they have developed a new way of imaging the brain and its complexities. Scientists are calling [...]

By |2020-07-23T12:38:54-07:00August 6th, 2020|Aging, Brian Health, Medical, Science, Technology|0 Comments

Wisdom from Seniors on Living a Good Life

It's hard to see any positive aspects with some things in life. Maybe we're sick of sitting in daily traffic. Or perhaps we are overwhelmed by family obligations. However, usually as we age, we gain a new perspective on life. We gain wisdom and insights that we lacked in our earlier years. This wisdom is often far undervalued by younger generations. The wealth of knowledge and advice seniors can share [...]

By |2020-07-23T08:17:18-07:00July 30th, 2020|Aging, Inspiration, seniors|0 Comments

How to Make the Most of Getting Older

Many historical and more traditional societies cherish the wisdom of older adults. However, we live in a youth-focused culture. And the elderly are sometimes thought of as costly consumers of resources with little to offer in return. Often, we give them little respect for the wealth of wisdom they possess. Yet regardless of aging and all that comes along with it, it's possible to maintain purpose and meaning while getting [...]

By |2020-02-21T10:35:21-07:00February 21st, 2020|Aging, Inspiration, seniors|0 Comments

Older Adults Becoming Entrepreneurs

Older adults have a lifetime of experience they can utilize after retirement. Therefore, it's no wonder many people reach retirement age, and decide to start their own business.  Some may start up a business due to the desire to be one's own boss. Others may just want to follow a long-held passion. Some may do it for the extra income as well. Regardless, older adults choose to start businesses for [...]

Ensuring Your Happiness in Retirement

Young and middle aged adults often dream of the day they can finally retire. They sometimes live with the notion that retirement will be far easier than a career-focused lifestyle. While it sounds amazing to not have to work and be able to do what you want, it's not always that easy. Retirement sounds wonderful in theory, and it certainly can be some of the best years of your life. [...]

By |2020-01-17T13:01:33-07:00January 27th, 2020|Aging, Planning, seniors|0 Comments

Winning Gold Medals at 103 Years Old

She started running regularly at the age of 100. And while 103 year old Julia Hawkins may not be as fast of a runner as she used to be, that doesn't stop her. She definitely still lived up to her nickname, "Hurricane", in the 2019 Senior Games. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Julia won two gold medals for running the 50 and 100 meter dash during these games. She may be [...]

By |2019-12-17T13:20:42-07:00December 30th, 2019|Aging, Exercise, Inspiration, seniors|0 Comments

It’s No Joke that Laughter is the Best Medicine

97 year old Carl Reiner has been a comedic icon for more than 70 years. In 2017, he hosted an HBO documentary featuring him along with other famous people in their nineties. Among them was Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, and actress Betty White. All of these celebrities have something very special in common. Their sense of humor. They truly believe that humor has enriched their lives and boosted their [...]

By |2019-12-17T13:13:38-07:00December 26th, 2019|Aging, Health, seniors|0 Comments

Tips from a 90 Year Old on Gratitude While Aging

As Bette Davis simply stated, "Old age ain't no place for sissies". Similar to many other seniors, Jody Gastfriend's 90 year old mother knows this all too well. Living in a retirement community, she is frequently reminded of the fragility of aging. She lost her husband of many years to dementia. She has fallen and broken her femur twice, leaving her home bound for months. Additionally, she spent six months [...]

By |2019-12-17T13:08:56-07:00December 23rd, 2019|Aging, Health, Love|0 Comments

Caring for Aging Parents While Making a Living

Liz O'Donnell was 47 when she became one of America's 34 million adults providing unpaid care for their aging relatives. She knew her generous employer would allow her the flexibility to take time away from work for this important task. Yet at the same time, she was the primary source of income for her family. Therefore, she knew she had to find a balance and make it work. Caring for [...]

By |2019-11-09T14:38:43-07:00November 21st, 2019|Aging, Caregiving, Family, Financial Matters|0 Comments

“Beating” the Odds: A 72 Year Old Hip-Hop Artist

What do you hope to accomplish after retirement? We would be surprised if your answer was to become a hip-hop artist. But that is exactly the goal that 72 year old Chicago resident Arthur Dubois had in mind. When he walked into Haven Studio, the owner didn't know what to expect. After all, Haven Studio is a music mentoring program for young aspiring musicians. Yet Dubios promised he was young [...]

By |2019-11-09T09:38:02-07:00November 18th, 2019|Aging, Creativity, Inspiration|0 Comments
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