Health Concerns of Coronavirus Isolation for Seniors

Staying home during the coronavirus pandemic is not easy for most of us. We have our normal routines, whether it's work, school, or other hobbies. When all that comes to a sudden halt, we can feel confused and frustrated. One especially affected population is seniors in care facilities. Most have been closed off from outside visitors for months now. Some are stuck in their room, with three meals a day [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:20:54-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Assisted Living, Health, Pandemic, seniors|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

Helping Seniors During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus can be deadly to anyone who catches it. However, it is especially dangerous for seniors. About eight of every ten deaths from this virus have been in people ages 65 and over. Normal weakening of the immune system and preexisting conditions both complicate matters for seniors. According to experts, the best thing seniors can do currently is to self-isolate and practice social distancing. However, we can't just ignore [...]

By |2020-07-23T07:09:21-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Giving back, Pandemic, seniors|0 Comments

Hitting the Ski Slopes at 100 Years Old

According to Klaus Obermeyer, skiing is easier than walking. Not many people are in good enough physical shape to say that. Let alone Klaus, who has just reached the age of 100. After World War II, he moved to the United States to look for work as an aeronautical engineer. Unfortunately, he soon realized that industry was not thriving after the war. However, the newly found downhill skiing industry was. [...]

By |2020-02-21T11:24:27-07:00March 12th, 2020|Exercise, Health, Inspiration, seniors|0 Comments

Meditation for Cognitive Function: Can it Help?

These days, there are a growing number of websites and self-help books explaining the many benefits of meditation. Often, they describe benefits such as increased awareness, lowered stress, and improved mood. Meditation has even been proven to help with various medical conditions. However, there is still some debate as far as meditation for cognitive function. Can it help? Scientists are unsure whether a regular meditation practice can improve the normal [...]

By |2020-07-23T12:18:44-07:00March 5th, 2020|Aging Issues, Brian Health, Science, seniors|0 Comments

Video Games Are Being Embraced by Seniors

88 year old Audrey Buchanan starts her day with a morning routine. This routine consists of going into the kitchen, pouring herself a bowl of cereal, and opening up her Nintendo 3DS XL. This type of handheld gaming device is her entry into the gaming world. And she is not alone in this. Video games have been gaining popularity among seniors. Seniors are sometimes stuck at home. Therefore, their social [...]

By |2020-02-21T10:49:27-07:00February 27th, 2020|Health, seniors, Socializing, Technology|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 [...]

Climbing Icy Peaks at 65 Years Old

At the age of 65, Steve Swenson sat atop an icy peak in Pakistan enjoying the biggest meal he'd had in nine days. After spending days climbing the peak with limited food intake, this celebratory meal seemed appropriate. 23,100 foot tall Link Sar sits in a buffer zone between Pakistan and India. After previously failing to summit this same peak twice before, this was a huge accomplishment. Yet Steve explains [...]

By |2020-01-17T13:12:03-07:00January 30th, 2020|Exercise, Inspiration, seniors|0 Comments

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
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