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Fall is Here—Time for Your Vacation!

September 24, 2015 — Travel tips for seniors One of the benefits of being retired is the ability to get up and go anytime you want. This flexibility can be a real asset when planning a vacation. You can avoid summer crowds and heat, everywhere from a local destination to Yellowstone National Park to Europe – while saving some... Read More

U.S., China Share Caregiving Challenges

September 22, 2015 — The economic situation in China has been making the headlines for the last few months. Not as frequently mentioned is another growing crisis in China that is in many respects similar to our challenges in the U.S.: the growing senior population and accompanying caregiver crunch. When we think of elder care in that nation, most... Read More

Target Your Healthy Weight This Fall

September 22, 2015 — Many of us go on a diet as summer approaches. Swimsuits alone are a good motivator to shed some fat. On the other hand, there are all those picnics, barbecues and vacation fare…many of us step on the scale come September only to find that we didn’t lose an ounce, and perhaps picked up a... Read More

AARP Launches Free Educational Resource to Get Seniors Online

September 20, 2015 — You have probably heard about the “digital divide”—the line between the technology communication haves and haves nots. Today, more seniors are using the internet and social media than ever before, but this population group still lags behind others, and this can mean that older adults are out of the loop when it comes to social... Read More

Around the World and On Your Own Street: The Impact of Dementia

September 18, 2015 — September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Each year, Alzheimer’s Disease International (www.alz.co.uk) issues a report to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on families. According to this year’s report, the cost of dementia care has increased by 35 percent in just five years. Says the report, “If global dementia care were a country, it... Read More

When a Senior is Injured, Call the Geriatrician

September 17, 2015 — September is Healthy Aging Month—a great time to focus on ways to keep seniors active and engaged! Exercise and getting out and about into the community are so important for senior well-being. But, with physical activity comes a risk of injury from falls and other accidents. The majority of fall injuries take place in a... Read More

“Stop Those Germs” Wordfind

September 5, 2015 — Flu season is upon us! The flu can be a short-term annoyance—but it can cause serious complications and even death, and as we grow older, the risk grows as well. Influenza is just one of the many infectious diseases that can lead to serious complications in older adults, and in people of every age. Increased... Read More

Worried About Memory Lapses?

September 2, 2015 — You need three ingredients for a recipe, so you dash to the grocery store—but once you’re there, you can’t remember one of the items you came for. You go to a wedding reception, and even though you’ve met the bride’s mother before, you can’t remember her name. You say aloud, “Where are my glasses, I’ve... Read More

September 2015 is the First Annual Go4Life Month

September 1, 2015 — Once each decade for the last 50 years, the White House Conference on Aging has been held to examine the pressing issues of our nation’s older adults. During the July 2015 conference, special attention was paid to promoting healthy aging. The conference highlighted five ways our nation’s support systems can support people as they grow... Read More