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Author: DonnaGHahn

Pickleball for seniors
Health

Pickle! 

Have you heard of pickleball? If you haven’t, you will. It’s the fastest-growing recreational sport in America, according to a report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. As of 2019, more than three million Americans are playing the game, a crazy combination of tennis,…

Senior health for 2020
Health

Senior Health: Resolutions for Better Health 

It’s the new year and we all know what that means: resolutions we make with the best of intentions but rarely keep. Sure, we all want better health. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to: Lose weight Exercise more Eat healthier Get…

Health

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 Joy For All Cat
Health, Tech

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…

Four types of senior housing are explained.
Senior Housing

Four Types of Senior Housing You Should Know 

Independent living. Assisted living. Skilled nursing. Memory care. Whatever you call it, senior housing is confusing. What do these terms mean and what's the difference between them? Here's a basic overview of four types of senior housing: Independent Living - Independent living includes active adult...
Random Thoughts

How To Be “Cute” 

My mom is cute. Very cute. She’s so cute that mere acquaintances hug her and say they want to take her home with them. She’s especially popular with my girlfriends and millennials. My mom is 88. She always dresses well and has her hair done....
Using video recording to record doctor's visits
Tech

Video Record Your Next Doctor Visit 

If you’re like me, it’s hard to remember everything a doctor says during a visit. Sometimes I take notes but usually I’m concentrating so hard on what they say that I forget to. Once I’m home, I can barely remember all the instructions. Even written...
Travel tips for seniors
Travel

Senior Travel: A Wake View May Be the Best View 

When you’re 20, you sleep in hostels, stuff everything in a backpack, travel by train and eat in small cafes. That’s pretty much expected when you’re trying to see 10 countries in two weeks over the summer. But somewhere along the way, the quality of…

Random Thoughts

“Are Those Your Teeth?” 

Granted, health professionals working in skilled nursing centers have a lot to do on any given day. It’s hard to keep track of residents’ laundry and personal items, but I think you have to draw the line at dentures. A few years ago, my mother…

Seniors take on Millennials
Random Thoughts

Torn Jeans, Cold Shoulders 

I'm at that funny age where both my mother and my kids are too busy to talk to me. My mother lives in a continuing care retirement community in Southern California. Between her fitness classes, bridge and excursions, it's hard to pin her down. After...
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