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 moreCelebrating Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

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 moreEaster Baskets for Seniors Full of Special Treats & Memories

Giving Holiday Magic to Seniors in Need, Now & Throughout the Year

The holiday season often leads to thoughts of what we can do to assist others in need, especially when we have what we need for our own senior loved ones. The data from the last census tells us that one in six seniors lives below the federal poverty level. At 16%, the proportion of seniors living … Read moreGiving Holiday Magic to Seniors in Need, Now & Throughout the Year

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

Service Dogs as Companions and Assistants for Seniors with Dementia

Dogs as companions for seniors is a topic we like to discuss. That is but one of the roles a dog can fill for our loved ones, though. Yes, having the unconditional love of a pet can provide seniors who wish to age in place one with whom they can exchange love and attention, especially when they are … Read moreService Dogs as Companions and Assistants for Seniors with Dementia

Earth Day 2016 – What You Can Do With Seniors to Make a Difference

More of us ‘youngsters’ are beginning to understand how our lifestyles can harm or help the earth. We want to do our part to treat it with kindness now to protect it for our children and grandchildren. Does your senior loved one remember when we all thought it was a good idea to recycle our … Read moreEarth Day 2016 – What You Can Do With Seniors to Make a Difference

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

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 moreCelebrating Older Americans Month and Seniors Getting Into The Act

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 moreMultigenerational Activities: Joy Today and Shared Memories Forever