Should Coffee Receive Credit for Seniors Longevity? Q. My great uncle, 89-year-old Raymond, insists that he’s in relatively good health and still living alone – albeit with our daily help – because he has three cups of coffee each day, one after each meal. No one else likes a debate as much as Raymond, [...]
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Window Box Gardening Cultivates Senior Interests Gardening is one of the most popular activities for seniors. But many can no longer get outdoors to enjoy this activity. That’s what makes simple pot or window gardening so appealing. Companionship, too, can help. Q. My 82-year-old mother can no longer get outdoors much. She used to love [...]
Current Events, Healthy Lifestyles and Faith Keys to Aging Contrary to stereotypes, many centenarians are staying in tune with the times and love it. Some are trying the new technology, and most keep a healthy outlook at the dinner table. Q. What’s the secret to living to 100? Longevity runs in our family and at [...]
Rote Memorization Could Improve Seniors’ Memories Memorization has been found to be an effective way to keep the brain active, according to research. So, too, can a healthy lifestyle and companionship. Q. Is there any new research about ways that seniors can improve their memories? If so, please share that information with seniors and their [...]
Ready to Hit the Road? Many National Parks Cater to the Older Crowd If you’re a senior ready for adventure or a family caregiver arranging a trip for older loved ones, consider the U.S. national parks. U.S. national parks are a bargain for retirees, and seniors can enjoy nearly all of them without having to [...]
Veterans’ History Project Helps Preserve Wartime Stories Senior loved ones often are a treasure trove of information that is not only valuable to their families, but that may be of interest to others as well. Family caregivers can encourage them to discuss these stories and share their historical legacies. Q. My 82-year-old dad is a [...]
Senior Loneliness: Take Initiative to Reconnect Seniors might have to take the initiative to overcome lack of companionship by finding the right time to connect with their families or by seeking other outlets for friendship. Remember that Home Instead Senior Care is always there as well, providing companionship and support. Q. I’m a 75-year-old widow [...]
June 2012 Forum: Donor Education Linda Olson, Director of Donor and Family Education, will be speaking about the Biological Resource Center and their services. The Biological Resource Center is an Arizona based willed body to science program. Their mission is for the advancement of medicine through being able to recover and place non-transplantable donated human [...]
Seniors Can Adapt Outdoor Activities to Meet Their Needs Aging is often associated with the loss of activities and interests that seniors no longer can continue. But that doesn’t have to be the case. With adaptation and support, older adults may be able to do what they’ve always loved to do. Q: Dad, who’s [...]
Personal Gifts Often the Most Popular for Father’s Day Perplexed about what to get Dad this Father’s Day? It’s sometimes difficult to buy for seniors, especially if they’re no longer able to do what they may have enjoyed in their younger years. You can never go wrong with a personal gift, though, or even something [...]