Celebrating the Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act

We celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the positive impact it has had on millions of Americans, including seniors. Signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush, the ADA ensures equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. It has opened doors—literally and figuratively—allowing for greater... Read More

Beat the Heat

As the temperatures climb, so does the challenge of maintaining good health, especially for seniors. Warmer weather brings unique challenges for older adults, who are more susceptible to the effects of heat due to physiological changes that come with aging. So, it’s essential for seniors and their caregivers to adopt strategies that safeguard their wellbeing... Read More

Golden Achievements

May embodies new beginnings – something we don’t often connect with aging. But May is Older Americans Month, and it would be a mistake to underestimate the vitality and energy of our elders. Age is not just a number but a testament to one’s life’s experiences, learning, and contributions. Established in 1963 when only about... Read More

Nourishing Independence Through Healthy Eating Habits

Do you celebrate the power of food as a tool for empowerment as we grow older? Making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits can support aging with energy and vitality. Sadly, there’s a rising concern about disordered eating among seniors. Disordered eating in older adults can be difficult to spot as we grow... Read More

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

Canadian author L.M. Montgomery declared “Nothing ever seems impossible in spring, you know.” That includes organizing and cleaning our homes with the annual ritual of spring cleaning. For seniors, a thorough spring cleaning isn’t just about tidying up—it’s about fostering a safe, welcoming environment that promotes both physical and emotional well-being. Clutter can contribute to... Read More

The Heart of the Matter

February is all about the heart! In addition to celebrating love and romance, it is also American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. About one in five deaths in the U.S is due to heart disease, which makes it the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most... Read More

New Year Goals for Aging in Place

The new year has always been a time of resolutions and new beginnings. For independent seniors, it’s the perfect time to reflect on one’s current health and set wellness goals for the future. Research suggests that creating achievable health goals can encourage overall well-being while maintaining independence for older adults. So, what are some basic... Read More

Roadmap for Senior Driver Safety

Over 55.8 million licensed drivers are 65 or older; that’s about 1/5 of the driving population. New safety features and adaptive devices, like backup cameras and pedestrian detection, can help those in their golden years and ensure their “open road” independence. Just because you can, though, doesn’t always mean you should – and there are... Read More

Safekeeping Medicines for Festive Holiday Visits

The holiday season is a time for joy, warmth, and togetherness with loved ones under one roof, creating cherished memories. In this festive hustle and bustle, it’s easy to overlook one of the most underestimated safety concerns: medicines. Overall, more than 1 million people are seen in hospital emergency departments for adverse drug events annually.... Read More

Secrets for Living to 100

Ponce de Leon died looking for the Fountain of Youth. Celebrities invest in surgeries for a “refreshed look.” Tech entrepreneurs are trying to reverse the aging process. But maybe the best approach isn’t trying to stop getting older and instead embrace a better way of aging. Blue Zones are areas in the world where people... Read More