Category Archives: Lifestyles

6 Vacations Every Older Adult Must Take

It’s always vacation weather somewhere, so why not plan your next trip?  Are you in a bit of a rut, returning to the same places or out of ideas for an exciting getaway?  This article has some great suggestions, and maybe you’ll be inspired to start booking.  Take a look!  Source: 6 Vacations Every Older Adult Must Take – SilverSneakers

Signs That Someone May Need Assisted Living

It could be a parent, a friend, a spouse, or even yourself.  At some point it is just not safe or practical for folks with serious health issues to live independently or even with a loving mate.  Assisted living is that step in between living at home and the dreaded “nursing home” we all have nightmares about.  There are ways to find good care, but first you must evaluate whether it’s time.  Hopefully this article will help!Source: Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living

The Best and Worst Exercises for Bad Hips

Do you have hip issues? No, not how they look, silly, but how well they help us walk, balance, and generally enjoy our lives.  Take a look at the best exercises here- they are pretty easy! – and also the worst, so that you can avoid them.   Summer’s coming! Source: The Best and Worst Exercises for Bad Hips – SilverSneakers

7 Functional Movements Every Older Adult Should Be Able to Do

Trying to get, or stay, fit?  Silver Sneakers can give you a good start or baseline.  These 7 movements are just what’s needed to prolong our active lives and agility.  Take a look! Source: 7 Functional Movements Every Older Adult Should Be Able to Do

CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Aging at home – after all, isn’t that what the vast majority of us want?  How do we avoid nursing homes or assisted living without overburdening our loved ones? And our generation is full of “elder orphans”, people who did not have children and really have no family to turn to in a health crisis.  It’s time for innovative thinking, and the program described in this article is one of the best we’ve seen.  A comprehensive, creative approach to managing resources is the key, and we boomers are the perfect folks to make it happen.  Read on!  Source: CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Dealing With the Side Effects of Arthritis Medications

Are you one of the many boomers and seniors who suffer from arthritis? Medications might help, but those side effects can be nasty! Here are some good suggestions on how you might avoid them.  Take a look!  Source: Dealing With the Side Effects of Arthritis Medications

Adding the Arts to Elder Care

The evidence is building – the arts are an important component to our well-being.  So it just figures that comprehensive creative options are gaining popularity in senior centers, retirement homes, and just about anyplace where older folks are living.  Here’s a good look at the movement, and some ideas that might apply to your family situation! Source: Adding the Arts to Elder Care