The Joyful Connection: Kids and Seniors, Boosting Mental Health

We all know that spending time with kids can bring smiles and joyful connection, but did you know it could also help improve mental health, especially for those in retirement homes? A recent study from Stellenbosch University in South Africa looked at how interactions between seniors and children could have positive effects on mental well-being. The research found that older adults who regularly interacted with children showed improvements in [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:37:15-07:00October 10th, 2023|Aging, Family, Love|Comments Off on The Joyful Connection: Kids and Seniors, Boosting Mental Health

Journey Through Grief

Grief is a natural part of life, a response to the losses we all face, whether it's losing a loved one, a job, or a relationship. It's important to know that grieving is unique to each person, and there's no right or wrong way to journey through grief. Researchers have identified stages of grief to help us understand the process, but remember, your journey may not follow these stages [...]

By |2024-02-29T10:37:58-07:00September 25th, 2023|Aging, Aging Issues, Death, End of Life, Grieving, Love|Comments Off on Journey Through Grief

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|Comments Off on Tips from a 90 Year Old on Gratitude While Aging

Maintaining the Relationship with Your Adult Children

Maintaining the relationship with your adult children may put you out of your comfort zone. Parents do not intentionally try to frustrate or annoy their adult children. They love them. But love makes us do strange things sometimes. This could be in the form of too much "constructive criticism" or an excess of emails and phone calls. Or it could be just trying to control things. Regardless of how you [...]

By |2019-05-17T12:23:11-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Family, independence, Love|Comments Off on Maintaining the Relationship with Your Adult Children

The Key to a Fulfilling Life

It's overwhelming to prioritize what is important in today's chaotic world. Between managing a career, home, and even a Facebook feed, knowing what to prioritize in life can be confusing. However, a 75 year long Harvard study found the one "secret" to living a fulfilling and happy life. Connection and love. It is as simple as that. You can have all the money in the world. Maybe you're the CEO of [...]

By |2019-04-22T13:54:40-07:00May 6th, 2019|Aging, Health, Love, Socializing|Comments Off on The Key to a Fulfilling Life

Writing a “Last Letter” to Loved Ones

Maybe you're an organized person. You have all your important paperwork in order. Your living will, trusts, and health care proxy are all settled. However, you are still missing one important part of preparing for the end of life. Every legal document in the world could not make up for the personal connections you have made throughout your life. They can not make up for letting those you cherish know [...]

By |2018-11-19T09:56:00-07:00December 6th, 2018|End of Life, Family, Love|Comments Off on Writing a “Last Letter” to Loved Ones

All We Need Is Love

Deep down, we all want the same thing. We want to love and be loved. This is the message Alex is spreading in hopes of finding love for his 71 year old mother. All we need is love, according to Alex Lyngaas. He is on a mission to find his mother, Eva, the man she deserves. Through this YouTube video, "Looking for Adam", he hopes to do just that. Eva [...]

By |2017-10-20T14:11:19-07:00October 20th, 2017|Aging, Love|Comments Off on All We Need Is Love
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