Seven habits to help you age happily

7 habits to help you age happily is a very worthwhile article in the Telegraph. It is written by Miriam Akhtar, who is a psychologist who specialises in Positive Ageing. In the article, she shares her tips to age healthily and happily.

She points out that little is ever written about the other side of ageing – the advantages of later life, the gains that range from wisdom and confidence to wealth. It’s true that the body is getting weaker but the sense of who you are and what’s important to you gets stronger with age. As the French say: “je suis bien dans ma peau” – I feel good in my skin. Continue reading “Seven habits to help you age happily”

Senior Superfoods

super foodThis is a guest post by Felicity Dryer.

With so many pharmaceuticals prescribed for seniors it is no wonder people are living much longer than ever before. Add in trained, professional, empathetic home care options and a senior can continue to enjoy a high quality of living well into their nineties and beyond.

Yet, there’s minimal talk of choosing specific foods that can also contribute beneficially to this scenario. In some cases, with the agreement of your doctor, there are even some foods that may enable a senior to decrease or terminate some or all of their pharmaceutical protocol. Continue reading “Senior Superfoods”

International Day of Older Persons – October 1

chinese womenEvery year, October 1 celebrates the United Nations backed International Day of Older Persons. For 2014 the theme is Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All. The photograph on the right shows Elderly women in Chengdu as displayed on the UN website. Continue reading “International Day of Older Persons – October 1”

How To Live To Be 100

jane fondaMany more of us are living life’s third act and enjoying a vigorous and fulfilling life. The third act is how Jane Fonda defines the years beyond 60. The challenge is of course to make that third act as long as possible. In this article, you will find examples of many people who are doing just that. We then will describe some steps you may take to emulate them.
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Does your gray hair send a message

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The Forbes 2014 list of trustworthy celebrities shows a group of 10 people all over 50 and some very much so. That might suggest that gray hair is a sign of trustworthiness. If so, and if you are beginning to show traces of gray, then you may wish to let the truth be out and leave those gray hairs untouched. Continue reading “Does your gray hair send a message”

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

depressed seniorThis is a guest post by Emilee Atteberry.

Unfortunately, many elderly individuals are the victims of abuse. Elder abuse is a growing problem that many may have difficulty in recognizing. A common assumption is that such abuse only occurs in long term care facilities responsible for the care of seniors. But this is not always the case, for it may also take place in the senior’s own home or in their relative’s home. It may result from a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver or from those looking to prey on the senior financially. Continue reading “Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse”

How To Maintain Fresh, Youthful Skin No Matter Your Age

supple skinThis is a guest post by Ian Well.

Every woman wants to keep her skin looking fresh and youthful, but figuring out how to turn back the clock and maintain the appearance you had in your younger years is tough, and a lot of women don’t know what to do. Thankfully, though, in addition to special dermatological treatments that can help, there are a few things that you can do at home as well. Continue reading “How To Maintain Fresh, Youthful Skin No Matter Your Age”

Twilight Years: A Great Opportunity For Youngsters And The Elderly To Get Together

grandparent and grandson

This is a guest post by Krisca Te.

Caring for the elderly is one of the most important and fulfilling things that we as a society can do.

Taking care of the generation that took care of us is a lot more than simply paying back the favor; it can also be a mirror into our futures and a comforting reminder that life will not pass us by. Continue reading “Twilight Years: A Great Opportunity For Youngsters And The Elderly To Get Together”

6 Reasons That Aging Is Not All That Bad

happy senior This is a guest post by Ryan Rivera.

A lot of people complain that they are “old” when they approach middle-age. These people are actually looking at the smaller picture. The best is yet to come and life becomes more exciting when you are aging – like wine. Being older does not make you less of a person but will actually bring more color to an already colorful life and make living worthwhile. Here are great reasons why aging is not as bad as you think. Continue reading “6 Reasons That Aging Is Not All That Bad”

How To Decide If You Should Put Your Senior Parent Into An Assisted Living Home

senior residenceThis is a guest post by Madison Harte.

No one wants to leave their home to go to an assisted living home instead, however pleasant, especially because they know they may never return to their own home again. If you need to make the decision on whether or not to put your senior parent in an assisted living home, here are some tips. Continue reading “How To Decide If You Should Put Your Senior Parent Into An Assisted Living Home”