November is Homecare and Hospice Month

by Holly Hamilton   Most Americans want to age in place, but the reality, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services senior policy analyst James Toews, is that too many individuals enter long-term care institutions unnecessarily or prematurely, … Continued

What is Respite Care? (by Jackee Schwartz)

from Jackee Schwartz   Respite care can make a difference in helping you take care of your loved one.  If you are a caregiver, you are well aware of how stressful and overwhelming it can become at times.  … Continued

Preventing Falls

Did you know that every year, one in four older Americans fall?  Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for people over 65.  Millions of people age 65 and older fall each year, but fewer than … Continued

Surviving the “Dog Days” of Summer

Contributed by Vicky Spencer Rouse   It’s getting hot and muggy outside.   Late July into August is considered to be the Dog Days of summer, when the temperature gets above 90 every day, and most people just want to … Continued

Get Moving – Part Three: Just Dance!

Contributed by Paige Hessel   The two previous posts have focused on more traditional methods of exercise and so I thought it would be fun to focus on another way to move; dancing!  Dancing is a wonderful way to stay … Continued

Art and Cognitive Health (P. Hessel)

Art and Cognitive Health – by Paige Hessel   The USS Constitution “hove to” at Tripoli From where I sit at work, I look at this painting by Louisville, KY artist Larry Curry throughout my day.  Sometimes I catch myself … Continued

Top 5 Benefits of Breathing Deeply

Submitted by Holly Hamilton   Many times when I think about aging better, I think of my own grandmother in her last year of life. Her doctor often admonished her to sit up straighter and take many deep breaths throughout … Continued

Get Moving – Part Two (by P. Hessel)

Get Moving- Part Two Strength Training for Folks Over Fifty         My 80-something mom moved recently, putting her house on the market. She loves her condo and while it’s bittersweet for me to imagine never having another Christmas at the … Continued

Get Moving – Part One

Written and submitted by Paige Hessel This series will introduce various ways to get exercise and keep our bodies in motion.   When did aging get such a bad rap?  Aging is a natural, organic progression.  It will happen to … Continued