How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home

Retirement is an exciting time for many people. It’s a chance to get away from work and relax. It’s a chance to do the things in life that you’ve always wanted to do. Just make sure that you’re doing them in the right home for you. Choosing a retirement home is tough, which is why so many people end up hiring a contractor to build a custom one for them. Even if you don’t want a custom retirement home, it’s a good idea to hire a contractor to help you remodel the home that you decide on to help it fit your needs and wants more specifically. Below are some guidelines to help you get the most out of a retirement home and to get a house that you can be proud of. Continue reading “How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home”

Sing and Grow Younger

Many work hard to counter the effects of aging. However that may be too modest a goal. For example, Deepak Chopra sets out in his book, “Grow Younger, Live Longer” Ten Steps to Reverse Aging.

He and his associate, David Simon, M.D., show how it is essential to renew all dimensions of the self—the body, mind, and spirit — in order to feel and look younger. Continue reading “Sing and Grow Younger”

Conversation with the incomparable Normal Lear

Here is the intro to one of the very best TED interviews I have had the pleasure of watching.

In the 1970s (and decades following), TV producer Norman Lear touched the lives of millions with culture-altering sitcoms like All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times, pushing the boundaries of the era and giving a prime time voice to under-represented Americans. He is now 93. In an intimate, smart conversation with Eric Hirshberg, he shares with humility and humor how his early relationship with “the foolishness of the human condition” shaped his life and creative vision.

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How Seniors Can Maintain a Healthy Diet

balanced diets for seniorsGuest contribution by Emily Hunter

Getting older is a fact of life, and for those of us lucky enough to have parents and loved ones who are considered senior citizens, making sure they are healthy is extremely important. Being healthy as a senior includes exercise and a good diet, just like for those of us who are younger. But older age can also bring challenges. Continue reading “How Seniors Can Maintain a Healthy Diet”

Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors

Summer Health for SeniorsGuest contribution by Ruth Folger Weiss

Summer is a great time to take things at a slower pace and enjoy the beautiful weather. From participating in outdoor activities, to spending time with grandchildren, and all of the other summer activities you’ll be engaging in, it’s important to be mindful of the heat and its effect on your health. Spending too much time in the harsh sun or even inside a room that is too hot can lead to health complications. With these how-tos, you’ll be able to have a happy and healthy summer! Continue reading “Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors”

Strength Training for Seniors

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Guest contribution by Tiffany Miller

Why is strength training such a great idea for seniors? Can someone in their 80’s really benefit from strength training? Strength training is useful for all ages if done properly. Seniors can benefit from strength training in the areas of muscular degeneration, bone degeneration, and balance. Continue reading “Strength Training for Seniors”

Landscaping Ideas for Seniors

gladeGuest contribution by Dane O’Leary

Garden therapy has been recommended to treat ailments both physical as well as emotional and to individuals of all ages. Especially for seniors, gardening also provides a productive form of exercise too. Bending, planting, and pruning are great for the body, allowing limbs to stretch and improving circulation. Sunshine is a source of vitamin D while taking part in the natural environment by growing new plant life and helping it to thrive is good for the soul. Continue reading “Landscaping Ideas for Seniors”

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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Take care of your hearing as you age: the do’s and don’ts

grandmaThis article is contributed by Paul Harrison.

As we grow older it’s natural to want to take care of our health. Many people take regular exercise to stay fit and active, and follow a healthy diet. Whilst we think nothing of having regular health checks such as cholesterol tests and eye examinations, many people are reluctant to get their hearing tested. Continue reading “Take care of your hearing as you age: the do’s and don’ts”

5 Ways To Make Your Community A Safer Place To Live

communityThis article is contributed by Michael Ferraro.

Living in a pleasant community is something that many of us take for granted but for many individuals and families, even their own neighbourhoods are far from peaceful places. The only real way to ensure that your own community is a safe place to bring up your family is to dedicate your own time and efforts into creating something special. This article takes a look at several ways in which you and your friends and family can do your bit to make your neck of the woods a thriving and pleasant place to live and to visit. Continue reading “5 Ways To Make Your Community A Safer Place To Live”