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”

Disabilities in Old Age: How to Deal with them

lady in wheelchairThis is a guest post by  Lindsey McMahon.

If you are a senior citizen with a disability, you probably struggle on a daily basis. Having a disability can be hard for any person, but for the elderly, the pain can be even more severe. However, giving up is not the answer. There are always options and there are different ways to deal with the stress and uncomfortable feelings. Continue reading “Disabilities in Old Age: How to Deal with them”

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”

The 411 on Baby Boomers and Depression

This is a guest post by Jordan Clement.

When we were younger, getting older seems exciting. The lure of independence is a strong one. However, getting older presents many physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Continue reading “The 411 on Baby Boomers and Depression”

5 Ways To Live Life To The Fullest In Your Old Age

This is a guest post by Jane Thomas.

One morning, you know how to make coffee and the next, the buttons seem not to make sense. It was just yesterday that you had black hair so the grey spots on your head that you saw this morning must not belong to you. You go to work on Monday morning and you find your granddaughter’s classmate is the new intern. Huh? Then it dawns on you that yes, you are growing old. Continue reading “5 Ways To Live Life To The Fullest In Your Old Age”

Why The Elderly Need Social Workers

This a guest post by Trent Kim.

Advancing age in itself is not a problem. There is no illness called “old age.” Yet, the need for social services to cater to the senior citizen population is increasing and is expected to grow over the next several years as baby boomers begin to age. Continue reading “Why The Elderly Need Social Workers”

16 Inspiring Quotes About Aging

senior coupleThe following 16 quotes are taken from an article in Psychology Today by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.   She hoped in writing the article to help seniors think more positively about their own aging and to gain a better perspective on ways to live as productively and as long as they can.
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Aging or Ageing – Welcome to the Age of Opportunity

Some of our more meticulous readers may be irritated that an important word in this blog can appear in two forms:  we refer to ageing and aging.  According to Wikipedia, in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and Ireland, ageing is more common than aging; in Canada and the US, aging is more common.
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