Celebrating Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around their community. Usually this contribution involves the encouragement and even logistics of a family caregiver. Many older Americans who are family caregivers are themselves contributing to their community simply by caring for their own senior loved ones. In addition, they … Read more

Easter Baskets for Seniors Full of Special Treats & Memories

Springtime again! Many trees are sporting flowers and others have leaves busting out. It’s time to gather together our woven baskets and multi-colored plastic straw hay! For many seniors it means the grandkids are coming to search for goodies to celebrate spring on Easter Sunday, whether it’s celebrated as a religious holiday or simply happiness … Read more

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family … Read more

Good Neighborhoods for Aging – What Makes Them That Way (or Not)

Livable communities are the result of a recent concept as cities and towns discuss improvements needed to become more attractive for residents of all ages. For our senior loved ones, being a part of a livable community might mean the difference between being able to age in place at home on their own or needing the services of a … Read more

Celebrating Older Americans Month and Seniors Getting Into The Act

Each May we honor the many contributions of our seniors in service to the country by celebrating Older Americans Month. At the inception of Older Americans Month, known then as Senior Citizen’s Month, many seniors were living in poverty with very few programs to assist them. Today we have many programs that assist seniors, though many still need help. The … Read more

Multigenerational Activities: Joy Today and Shared Memories Forever

Spending time with family, especially children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, can be joyous for our senior loved ones. Family activities and togetherness benefit our seniors and the rest of the family in many ways. Besides happiness, they can relieve stress, brighten a mood, increase physical activity and provide much needed socialization. Seniors also can give back to the … Read more