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Aging Gracefully? How About Actively!

What, exactly, does aging gracefully even mean? For many years, the phrase was a less harsh statement about getting older, looking older, yet to some degree still “hanging in there.” Not very encouraging or

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

Living Independently is a Big Deal

Joe and Ethel are both in their mid 70s. They still live in their own home and mutually take care of it. They also shop for groceries, cook, occasionally go out with friends, and

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

Action and Engagement Brings Better Health for Seniors

In his retirement, Jack had allowed himself to slow down, maybe too much. His health was starting to slide, he lost track of friends, and he was depressed. He knew he needed to get

Seniors: Turn Off That TV!

If you are 65 years or older and thinking all you’ve got left is to wait out your days in front of the TV, think again. There has never been a better time for

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: Living Longer and Healthier

Only about a century ago, living past 50 years old was unusual. Today, seniors regularly live into their 60s, 70s, 80s and, though less often, 90s or more. This is largely due to the

The Most Common Senior Health Risks

Did you know that falls are the most common cause of injuries in people 65 years and older? These falls too often result in hospitalization as well as death. Current statistics indicate that one