Tai Chi Preserves Strength, Helps Heal the Body


Tai chi is among several kinds of Chinese martial arts that have gained popularity in the U.S. Its origins are unclear, but its health benefits are well-documented and not just for mixed martial arts enthusiasts. Modern use of tai chi is known to help maintain or improve overall fitness and flexibility. And as most physicians recommend, movement is key to overcoming a variety of ailments, both physical and emotional. Reporting on findings from the National Health Interview Survey, Medical … [Read more...]

Clean Indoor Air Leads to Healthier Lives for Seniors

By Carlos Gendron

Eating well and getting exercise are the usual guidelines for living a longer and healthier life. But how about the air we breathe, not only outdoors, but indoors? It’s said that humans can’t survive without food for three weeks, without water for three days, and without air for three minutes. Needless to say, air is the most crucial. But what if that air contains germs, pollutants or dust particles? The quality of the air we breathe, especially indoors, is crucial for living a healthy and … [Read more...]

One Dozen Helpful Hints for the Wheelchair Bound


Now that I’m in my Jazzy I realize how difficult it is for the wheelchair bound. Here is a list of small things you can do to help you navigate your world: 1. I asked my handy man to lower the clothes rods in my closet. If, for some reason you can’t do that, you can use a broomstick.  Cut the broomstick the length you want. Take some cord and tie it to the top one.  Let the broomstick suspend from the upper rod and hang your clothes on that. 2. I have trouble reaching the cords on my window … [Read more...]

Retirement Happiness: 5 Hobbies for Happy Living


Ah retirement—the time for rest, relaxation and having all the free time in the world. Finding activities to keep you busy can be difficult. That is why retirement is the perfect time to pick up new hobbies. Don’t just pass the time lounging around the house. Taking up a new hobby can bring you entertainment, friendship, happiness and the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones. Cooking & Baking This is a great way to help others and yourself. Host dinner parties for friends and … [Read more...]

Dispelling the Myths About Aging and Sleep  

By Rob Brough.  Co-CEO & CMO Classic Sleepcare LLC As we age, many of us seem to have more trouble getting to sleep. Some of us snap awake at 2AM and can’t fall back asleep. At first, we might think we’re just going through a rough patch. We give up caffeine in an attempt to recapture a good nights’ sleep - - but we end up groggy and cranky throughout the day and still can’t sleep through the night. We recall, with great envy, those teenage years when we could sleep until noon on the … [Read more...]

The 3 Conversations You Should Have with Your Aging Parents

Jim Spier

By Jim Speir As we and our parents’ age, it is essential to initiate a conversation or a series of conversations to discuss matters important to them and you. In my experience, this is easier said than done. People are living longer. One out of every two adults over age 65 will require some form of long term care. Do your parents have an Estate Plan? Unfortunately, many folks have done little to no planning. This is why we need to initiate a conversation about our parents’ wishes.  Do they … [Read more...]

Do Elderly Drivers Have the Same Rights?


This country was founded on its freedoms. Whether it is freedom of speech or religion or any of the numerous rights we claim as free peoples, whenever something infringes upon those freedoms there is controversy. This notion is especially strong in the elderly who have lived their entire lives by these beliefs and in many cases defended them. The debate about whether or not elderly citizens should be allowed to keep driving after a certain age has raged for years. The argument is often one of … [Read more...]