25 Fun Activities for Seniors

By |2019-12-05T01:37:20+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Making Life Better|

25 Fun Activities for Seniors Now that we are headed full-swing into the holidays, we thought it would be fun to talk about some fun activities, especially for seniors with a lots of time on their hands. As we get older, the activities we used to enjoy either become difficult to continue (in some cases [...]

The Seniors Guide to Enjoying the Holidays

By |2019-10-23T01:30:42+00:00October 20th, 2019|Making Life Better|

Can you believe we are already more than halfway through October? Before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving, and then we’ll be fully into the holiday season. For some, that means parties, get-togethers, fun times with family and friends, and time to reconnect with people that we may not get to see throughout the [...]

10 Essential Daily Health Tips for Seniors

By |2019-09-21T21:46:13+00:00September 20th, 2019|Making Life Better|

10 Essential Daily Health Tips for Seniors It’s very easy for us, any of us, to get lax in our health habits these days, with crowded schedules and, let’s face it, the temptations of unhealthy habits like French Fries, Doughnuts, and Ice Cream… When we’re young, we tend to take our health for granted, straying [...]

10 Simple Conveniences for Seniors…or Anyone

By |2019-08-25T18:47:20+00:00August 24th, 2019|Making Life Better|

10 Simple Conveniences for Seniors...or Anyone As we get older, certain things we took for granted become more difficult. Whether it’s buttoning a button on a coat or shirt, putting on our sox, or even just turning the key in the front door… Fortunately, some creative people have created some simple, cost-effective products to help… [...]

7 Techniques for Better Communication with Seniors

By |2019-02-16T22:59:17+00:00February 13th, 2019|Making Life Better|

Caregiving can cause major changes in a family. Physical, emotional, social and financial issues can arise, affecting the roles, responsibilities and feelings of each family member. Such widespread change to the family dynamic can lead to increased tension and frequent disagreements. The constant friction can be frustrating, but learning what goes into healthy, two-way communication [...]

10 Essential Lifestyle Tips for Seniors

By |2019-02-13T03:11:00+00:00February 11th, 2019|Making Life Better|

From baby boomers to senior boomers: 10 tips to keep you healthy and fit In the last census baby boomers, those 65+, accounted for 13% of the population. This age group grew at a faster rate than the population under age 45, and it's clear that the US is an aging population. Happily, aging is [...]

10 Tips For Talking to Someone with Alzheimer’s

By |2019-01-14T00:57:41+00:00December 16th, 2018|Making Life Better|

  The mental changes that accompany Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia not only impact a person's ability to recall past events, they can dramatically alter that individual's capacity for communication. Here are ten tips to keep conversations with a cognitively-impaired loved one positive and valuable for everyone involved: Face-off: Establishing friendly eye contact and [...]

Handling Controlling Elderly Parents

By |2019-01-07T02:02:42+00:00December 16th, 2018|Making Life Better, Caregiver|

The responsibility of providing care for an aging or ill loved one is a challenge in its own right. But when a care recipient is domineering about how and when every single task is done, it’s bound to exasperate those who are in charge of their daily care. Maybe Mom demands that you keep her [...]

How to Reduce Loneliness in Elders Around the Holidays

By |2018-12-29T22:45:04+00:00December 16th, 2018|Making Life Better|

There is a lot of pressure on people to enjoy themselves during the holidays. The reality, however, is that many people feel increasingly isolated and unhappy during this season of goodwill, and elders can have an especially hard time. While aging can bring wisdom and experience, there are inevitable losses that even the healthiest seniors [...]

Warning Signs That Your Parent’s Finances Are Off Track

By |2018-12-29T23:05:56+00:00December 16th, 2018|Making Life Better|

“I just can’t get the checkbook to balance this month.” Those words were my first inkling that Mom might not be as sharp as she once was. I was taken by surprise. She had managed her own finances with aplomb for many years, and all I provided was a little coaching. She remembered all of [...]