Time to Play in the Dirt with Senior Loved Ones

Seniors getting dirty – really? Yes, really! Many have lived their lives tending gardens for themselves, their parents or their communities or grew up on a family farm. Playing in the dirt can bring back memories, stimulate brains, provide physical activity, and provide engaging activities for caregivers and seniors. The time is perfect to get … Read more

Seniors’ Adoption of Consumer Electronics – – and Family Members’ Role

While we hear and read much about seniors’ lack of interest in new technology, we also see a lot of evidence to the contrary. Feedback from our readers and listeners, as well as what we observe ourselves, gives us confidence that any hesitation seniors have will begin to evaporate when they understand the benefits technology … Read more

Surviving Home Maintenance with Senior Loved Ones Aging in Place

The current generation of seniors has lived a life of building, fixing, and re-purposing before the green movement took shape. They imagined what was needed, created it and kept it running. Asking for help to repair an item or spruce up part of the house is something they didn’t do and often still don’t do, especially if it means … Read more

Medicare Basics for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Medicare is a health insurance plan administered by the federal government for seniors 65+ years old, people under 65 years if they have a disability or anyone suffering from end stage renal disease requiring dialysis or a transplant. It guarantees access to health insurance for seniors. Medicare was established and signed into law by President … Read more

Celebrating People in Action – National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Celebrating People in Action, captures the meaning of this signature week: Honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has … Read more