20 Joyful Holiday Activities For Seniors

So many studies point to the importance of staying mentally and physically active, as well as the difference socializing can make on your overall well-being. These are just some of the reasons we love this list of 20 holiday activities you can share with family and friends of all ages.    Originally published on DailyCaring: The holidays can be lots …

What would an age-friendly city look like?

If you could design your ideal present or future and the way you lived, what would it look like? Some people are taking things into their own hands and creating environments where seniors can thrive on regular interaction, knowledge exchange and fulfilling activities.    Originally published on The Guardian: “The first year was a bit like the first year of a …

Aging Parents & the Holidays: Time for “The Talk?”

As the holiday season begins, many adult children are preparing for their annual trip home to visit their aging parents or other older family members. One of the primary concerns leading up to any visit with aging loved ones is how they are managing daily activities in the home. More than often, there is the looming question of whether this …

Recognize the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

Somewhere around 50 million Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving, headed home for the holiday. Whether your trip is just up the road a piece, or half way across the continent, catching up with family over the long holiday weekend can be revealing. No, we’re not talking about simmering sibling rivalries! We’re talking about the realization that Dad isn’t …

Tips to Help Seniors With Seasonal Blues

Originally published on Huffington Post: Visiting a senior living community last winter, I saw a resident sitting in the lobby. She had the ideal perch to watch the comings and goings of passersby, but I knew the holiday season can weigh upon seniors with difficult memories and loneliness. So, I sat beside her and told her about the card game …

‘This is what 70 looks like’: the new generation of beauty influencers

Traditions preface: There’s no need to buy into the myth that beauty fades and so does our influence. Ageism is so yesterday. We’re big advocates of cultivating your own kind of beauty, from the inside out. And as the late Joan Rivers was known to say, “Listen, I wish I could tell you it gets better. But it doesn’t get …

Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the workout inspiration we all need

Traditions preface: For inspiration on staying strong and healthy well into your 80s and 90s, we turn to Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, otherwise known as the Notorious RBG. Originally published on NBC News: The 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice isn’t leaving the bench anytime soon — and maintaining her physical fitness keeps her on top of her game. Ruth …