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How to Make Retirement the Best Time of Life

Retirement doesn’t mean that your active years are over. On the contrary, many Baby Boomers retiring today plan to make their sunset years the best years of their lives. And why not? With newfound

The Pros and Cons of Senior Life

Retirement – what a relief! You finally have time to do all those things you have imagined – travel, hobbies, visiting, family, and just taking it easy, without the constant go-go-go. Even so, retirement

Modern Senior Care Strategies from Denmark: Should We Change Our Approach?

Denmark has been receiving attention for its national policy of moving away from providing nursing homes for its aging population and instead putting their energies into creating a system that helps the elderly remain

Senior Care Strategies Around the World

In many other countries around the world, it’s been tradition that elders often lived with their adult children and grandchildren. This is especially true in countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam and even

Seniors Take on Responsible Roles

Even though Joe is 68 years old, he still mows his own lawn, cooks for himself and his wife Millie, while Millie does laundry, light cleaning and grocery shopping. And they wouldn’t have it

Retirement: Make the Transition Healthy

Are you 65 years old or older? If so, you probably know that your body does not perform as well in general as it did when you were younger. Yet for seniors, staying active

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Lori is a 68-year-old woman living with her 72-year-old husband John in the home they’ve owned for the last 32 years. Both decided they wanted to start a walking program but were a bit

Seniors and Falls: Risk Avoidance Strategies for Senior Health

Per the CDC, one in four adults age 65 or older will experience a fall. These falls commonly result in serious injuries or even death. Therefore, it makes sense to take measures that can

Caring for your Elderly Relative

Either suddenly or gradually, you may now be finding yourself taking on a new role, that of caregiver for an elderly relative. Elderly needs cover a wide range, from simply checking in on mom

“We Insist on Our Independence” — Modern Seniors Take Charge

Gene is 73 years old and still plays softball. 72-year-old Anita swims, takes art classes, cares for her horse, practices piano and cooks. Jack and Marie, 84 and 76 respectively, go ballroom dancing three