“Fun is good,” Dr. Seuss “prescribes.” And, it isn’t reserved for the young. Regardless of age, joyful pursuits are what make us feel truly alive, engaged and connected. The world becomes more vibrant and inviting when we give ourselves permission to play. The importance of play can't be overstated. That's true for everybody, but it might be particularly true for [...]
The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.
“Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change. “Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living [...]
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Statistics show that: • More than 40% of people hospitalized from hip fractures do not return home and are not capable of living independently again; • 25% of [...]
Did you know that older Americans are at great risk of financial exploitation, such as fraud or identity theft? According to the National Council on Aging, the estimated cost of elder financial abuse and fraud can be up to $36.5 billion annually. Further, financial abuse against the elderly is frequently committed by someone they know and trust, often a family [...]