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Technology Can Help Older Adults Lead Safer and More Comfortable Lives

February 10, 2020 —   While the stereotype that seniors are slow to adopt new technologies may be partially true, according to Pew Research, two-thirds of adults age 65 and older use the internet. In addition to the usual benefits that everyone enjoys, internet use helps many seniors stay connected to family and friends, an essential part of aging... Read More

Looking to Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever? Volunteer!

January 10, 2020 —   This is the time of year when many of us pause to evaluate our lives and make plans and resolutions to improve our state of being. One great way to improve our lives is to volunteer. For older Americans, volunteering is a great way to age well. Here are just some of the ways... Read More

Don’t Let Winter Be an Excuse to Let Healthy Habits Slide

December 10, 2019 —   At this time of year, staying physically active and eating a healthy diet can be challenging. The holidays offer numerous temptations to eat less healthfully than we normally do and the cold weather makes us want to stay indoors and curl up next to the fire with a good book. So what can we... Read More

Make Giving Thanks a Yearlong Tradition

November 12, 2019 —   November kicks off the holiday season for most Americans. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, people celebrate their many blessings. It’s a time to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Unfortunately, all too often, when the New Year comes around, it’s back to business as usual. What would happen if we practiced gratitude... Read More

Social Connections Remain Important Throughout Life

October 10, 2019 —   When we’re young, we understand the importance of developing friendships. They help enhance our experience of life as we experience the trials and tribulations of school, early career choices and building a family. As we age, friends may become more scarce as people pass away or move to be closer to their children. For... Read More

Essential Nutrients for an Aging Body

September 10, 2019 —   Although the New Year is still a few months away, for many of us, September always feels a little like a time for new beginnings. Schoolchildren start a new year of learning, football fans get ready for four months of cheering their favorite team, and the crisp air and turning leaves remind us that... Read More

Quality Sleep Helps Maintain Good Health

June 12, 2019 —   Many of us probably don’t give a lot of thought to those hours that we’re slumbering. But as it turns out, there are some pretty remarkable things that go on when we’re sawing logs. Your brain is very busy during sleep. The regions of the brain involved in learning, processing information, and emotion are... Read More

Exercise Is a Critical Component in Aging Well

May 8, 2019 —   May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Its purpose is to highlight the importance of physical activity in maintaining good health. People who study how to age well are beginning to look more closely at extending a person’s health span in addition to their life span. It’s no longer enough to extend one’s... Read More

Fasting May Help Heal Your Body and Your Mind

April 10, 2019 —   Last month, we discussed superfoods that may help improve your health. This month, we’re exploring how abstaining from eating – commonly referred to as fasting – may also benefit your health. Fasting is a controlled window of time — 16 hours, a day, or even a week — where one goes without food (but... Read More

Adopt a New Attitude This New Year

January 7, 2019 —   The dawning of a new year allows us to pause for a moment and take stock of our lives. For most of us, there are things that could use some improvement. One method of improving our lives is to adopt a more positive outlook on life. According to a study at Yale University, researchers... Read More