Retirement Communities vs. Aging in Place: The Pros and Cons!

Retirement Communities vs. Aging in Place: The Pros and Cons!  Finding affordable housing for people of any age is a challenge these days, and experts say it will get even more difficult for older adults. Given that adults over 65 already make up 17 percent of the U.S. population, communities must prepare to meet the … Continue reading “Retirement Communities vs. Aging in Place: The Pros and Cons!”

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully Robert and Judy Port have lived in their home in Dunwoody, Ga., for 36 years and want to stay there as long as possible. So, the Ports decided to modify their home to accommodate their immediate and future needs to “Age In Place.” With assistance from Cathy … Continue reading “Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully”

Retirement Age Maybe Too High

Retirement Age Maybe Too High In April, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris, France, to protest a new law that raised the retirement age from 60 to 64. Demonstrations were also held around the country to oppose reforms that lawmakers said were needed to continue financing the costly pension system. In the … Continue reading “Retirement Age Maybe Too High”

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully Shannon Griscom, a retired English high school teacher, cannot picture living any place else other than her house on Melville Avenue in Palo Alto, California. Griscom wants to “age in place” in her own home. She realizes that moving into a senior residence may be necessary at … Continue reading “Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully”

6 Medication-Free Ways to Feel Better with Parkinson’s Disease

6 Medication-Free Ways to Feel Better with Parkinson’s Disease Medication, nutrition, and surgery are among the traditional treatments available to help people manage Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that has no cure. But some people living with Parkinson’s are exploring non-medication therapies to hold off the worsening effects of the disease as long as possible. … Continue reading “6 Medication-Free Ways to Feel Better with Parkinson’s Disease”

One Thing The Healthiest and Happiest People Never Do! From A 102-Year-Old Doctor

One Thing The Healthiest and Happiest People Never Do! From A 102-Year-Old Doctor If there’s one thing Dr. Gladys McGarey says her mother taught her, it was the practice of letting go of things that drain your energy and focus on things that matter. After learning that lesson and with 102 years of experience under … Continue reading “One Thing The Healthiest and Happiest People Never Do! From A 102-Year-Old Doctor”

Supplements For Healthy Aging And Ways To Get Healthier

Supplements For Healthy Aging And Ways To Get Healthier As older adults sort through fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle, they are also reaching for dietary supplements in the health food section. Along with maintaining a high level of physical activity, many people are using supplements as another way to stay healthy. According to … Continue reading “Supplements For Healthy Aging And Ways To Get Healthier”

Age In Place: Growing Older And Happier In Your Own Home

Age In Place: Growing Older And Happier In Your Own Home As the older adult population increases in the United States, new technologies are being developed to make it easier for seniors to maintain their independence. One area of technology that’s exploring innovative ways to help older adults realize their goal of growing older in … Continue reading “Age In Place: Growing Older And Happier In Your Own Home”

Age In Place: Growing Older In Your Own Home

Age In Place: Growing Older In Your Own Home Moving from one home to another is not something older adults want to do on a regular basis. When people over 60 are satisfied with their current living situation, they would prefer to stay where they are as they get older. Aging in place, meaning living … Continue reading “Age In Place: Growing Older In Your Own Home”

Senior Tech Can Be Beneficial For Health Reasons

Senior Tech Can Be Beneficial For Health Reasons If there was one aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic that worked in favor of older adults, it was using telehealth to help seniors stay in contact with their healthcare providers. Telehealth, also called telemedicine, saw rapid growth during the pandemic, and there are no plans to slow … Continue reading “Senior Tech Can Be Beneficial For Health Reasons”