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Senior Health:  New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

Senior Health: New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

It’s January and we all know what that means: new resolutions for the new year. We all want better health. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to: Lose weightExercise moreEat healthierGet more rest and Reduce stress And as I’m not an expert... ...
Holiday Grief – How to Cope After Your Parent Dies

Holiday Grief – How to Cope After Your Parent Dies

Holiday grief after your parent dies can be overwhelming. Except for one year early in my marriage, I have spent every Christmas Day of my life with my mother. Mom passed away recently at the age of 89 and before we’ve even had time to... ...
30 Holiday Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Seniors

30 Holiday Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Seniors

Do you have hard-to-buy-for seniors in your life? Need a little inspiration for that perfect holiday gift? Every year we struggled to find that “just what I wanted” gift for Mom. Presents were always appreciated, no matter what they were. But some were epic fails,... ...
Senior Discounts + Deals at Restaurants

Senior Discounts + Deals at Restaurants

At what age do you qualify for senior discounts? I recently had a heated discussion with a friend of mine who says you aren’t a senior until you’re 65. Now in her mid-fifties, she was offended that she could be called a “senior.” I hated... ...
You Gotta Laugh

You Gotta Laugh

Getting older is scary. People start talking about their aches, pains, operations and surgeries. Birthdays come and go – some celebrated, some not so much. And as we get older, so do our parents. It can be hard to watch them adapt to walkers and... ...
Nettie, the Joyful Cat

Nettie, the Joyful Cat

One of the best presents we ever gave my mom was an electronic cat. Officially known as the Joy for All cat, it is incredibly lifelike. My mom was a lifelong cat lover, and we always had cats when I was growing up. But when... ...
Virtual Reality for Seniors

Virtual Reality for Seniors

Seniors with smart phones and iPads. Seniors on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. No doubt, older adults are getting hipper by the day. Could virtual reality for seniors be the next big thing? Virtual reality for entertainment and education has been around for years. Anyone who’s... ...
Seniors Don’t Text, Millennials Don’t Talk

Seniors Don’t Text, Millennials Don’t Talk

Is it true seniors don’t text and Millennials never talk when it comes to cell phones?  As a teenager I talked to my friends on telephones with actual cords. It was hard to find a private space to talk if you didn’t want Mom listening... ...
Helping Seniors Downsize to a Smaller Home

Helping Seniors Downsize to a Smaller Home

Moving is more than physical change. It can be highly emotional as well. ...
Downsizing:  Taking Care of Family Heirlooms

Downsizing: Taking Care of Family Heirlooms

A Different Kind of Caretaking Why can’t we say no to our relatives who want us to take a lamp, chair or knickknack because it’s “worth a lot of money” or it was “Grandma’s favorite”? Downsizing can be painful for everyone involved. Right now, we... ...

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