Senior Issues Archive

Safe Independent Living

For many aging seniors, aging in place and continuing to live independently for as long as possible is a high priority. Older adults tend to value their independence, and it can be difficult to

Senior Volunteers – Making a Difference

Retirement doesn’t have to mean the end of active community engagement, and many seniors stay active and productive in their retirement years by participating in volunteer activities that align with their interests and passions.

Intergenerational Mentoring

As they get older, some seniors struggle to find ways to continue to feel connected to their communities. At the same time, many communities have needs that go unmet — needs that older adults

Staying Productive Can Reduce Depression in Seniors

Far too many people 65 and older suffer from depression. Factors that contribute to the problem include physical disabilities, mental decline, isolation, and dementia. Perhaps the biggest contributing factor is the loss of a

Dance for Seniors: A Great Exercise Option

For Baby Boomers who grew up listening to rock ‘n roll in the 50s and 60s, music and dancing were an important part of life. Now that this generation is reaching retirement age, it’s

Making the Most of Your Retirement Years

While facing the daily grind, working long hours, and saving for the future, many people look longingly to retirement. When our working years are over, we can set our own schedules, pursue our own

Seniors in the 21st Century – A New Breed

With longer lifespans, older adults are spending more time enjoying their “golden years” after retirement, and advances in technology make it possible for them to stay active and involved in their communities far longer.

Home Safety in the “Golden Years”

The years after retirement can be some of the freest, most exciting years of a person’s life: without career obligations, seniors are can now explore new hobbies and interests that they’ve always wanted to

Driving Safety Tips for Seniors

A common point of conflict for seniors and their loved ones is determining when it’s time to put away the keys and stop driving. Most seniors strive to maintain some semblance of independence, and

A Healthy Senior is a Happy Senior

The healthy habits we develop early on in life tend to carry over into our senior years – healthy young people are more likely to become healthy seniors. But being an older adult comes