Caregiving: A Special Calling

Serving as a caregiver for a parent, child or friend is a major undertaking, but one that will be cherished  for a lifetime.  The role of a caregiver is challenging and overwhelming at times. Sometimes the duties and responsibilities change daily, although if you follow basic rules and guidelines, your job can be a little easier.  

Read more

Preventing Elder Abuse in Older Americans

Our senior population is growing at a record pace, and with the numbers increasing daily, so are crimes and abuse on our most vulnerable Americans, senior citizens.

With June being World Elder Abuse month, we thought it would be the perfect time to discuss the causes of elder abuse, how to prevent it from occurring and what to do about it should it happen to you.

Read more

Seniors Should Stay On Guard Against Emerging Scams

We have all heard the horror stories about a senior citizen getting fleeced from a home repairman, financial sales person, telemarketer, or funeral scam. We've heard them all or we think we have and that it could never happen to me.  Well, it certainly can happen if we don't stay on the lookout for the slick phone fraudster appearing to be caring and compassionate.  Statistics show that seniors are lonely and can easily fall victim to these scammers appearing to be so trusting.  

Read more

Retirement May Be the Perfect Time to Pursue Your Dreams

In the past several years, there has been a change in attitudes about retirement from people nearing age 65. With the realities of the current economy and longer lifespans, more senior citizens are choosing to continue working.

Read more

Exercise May Protect the Brain From Alzheimer's

A most recent study by a group of researchers found that regular exercise could help prevent Alzheimer's.  According to Dr. Nathan Johnson, the leader of the University of Kentucky research study team, said people who exercise frequently often have reduced arterial stiffness, a condition that comes with aging.  It shows being physically active improves blood flow to the brain and helps protect it from dementia and Alzheimer's especially for those who have inactive lifestyles.

Read more

Senior Citizens Taking Control of Their Own Personal Safety

Senior Citizens are taking control of their own personal safety with demand for gun sales and firearm training increasing in record numbers. It is apparent that seniors are concerned about their safety and are looking to protect themselves after seeing home invasions and robberies targeting the elderly on the rise.

Read more

Healthcare Technology Can Be Beneficial For Seniors

While many senior citizens are often resistant to new technologies, it’s becoming increasing apparent that technology can be a valuable asset for the elderly and for family members that want to check in on loved ones.  

Read more

Why the Presidential Candidates Aren't Talking About Social Security and Medicare

As the Presidential campaigns of the Republican and Democratic candidates unfold, seniors have growing concerns over why the candidates seem to distance themselves from dealing with the future of Social Security and Medicare.

Read more

Older Americans Renewed

Last Thursday, seniors across the country got some much needed good news. The Older Americans Re-Authorization Act unanimously passed the Senate.  The bill will provide millions of seniors with access to social and nutrition programs.

Read more

Major Fight Escalating Over Medicare's Payment Plan for Cancer Drugs

A brand new Medicare pilot proposal that tests ways physicians pay for chemotherapy, and other drugs has sparked outrage among cancer doctors who are demanding the Obama Administration reconsider or scrap the plan.

Read more

connect

get updates