Category Archives: Mental Health

Aging & Society: 20 Reasons To Love Your Age

This is a pretty cool list.  Lots to be happy about, it seems.  My personal favorite is  ” 11. You’re better at solving problems.  Older people are more adept at thinking of creative solutions than younger people are, research shows.”  What’s yours?  See: Source: Aging & Society: 20 Reasons To Love Your Age | Get Old

How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

I live in a senior building, and this is a common topic and top concern among my neighbors.   Nobody wants to go to a nursing home or even the slightly less alarming alternative, assisted living.  Around here they call it “the next phase”.  I see a very fine line between when a person can live independently and when they are no longer able to stay safe alone.  Often, the stopgap is some form of in-home care, and that can make a huge difference.  Let’s hope that some of the innovative programs detailed in this article help, so we can all age with grace and dignity.  Source: How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

The True Cost of Gray Divorce

None of us want to think about it, but the divorce rate among older Americans is on the rise.  And whatever the reason, financial issues are thorny and difficult to work through.  If you or a friend are looking at a split, be sure to be prepared for the financial ramifications:   Source: The True Cost of Gray Divorce

4 Ways Your Body Gets Better with Age

At last – some good news about our aging bodies!  I found a few surprises, maybe you will, too!  Source: 4 Ways Your Body Gets Better with Age

Have a Better Day in Minutes

Surely you can spare a few minutes to improve your day.  These four easy steps could make a huge difference!  Source: Have a Better Day in Minutes