Hobbies for Retirement

Advice to retirees is to create a portfolio of activities blending socializing, moving, creating and thinking – all of which correlate with high scores on standard measures of aging and cognitive health. To find out what hobbies the active and engaged seniors participate in, Road…

Blue Zone Secrets

Surpassing the global life expectancy average of 71.4 years are five areas, called the Blue Zones, in which life spans have greater longevity. These areas are home to some of the oldest and healthiest people in the world. The five areas are: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa,…

Independent Living Myths

There are fears related to independent living communities that are not true, but still remain as myths.  Following are a few of these myths: Too Pricey. Once you combine homeowner fees and any medical care or in-home services you may need as you age, independent…

Train Yourself for Happiness

Yes, you can train yourself to live a fuller and happier life. First, you have to understand what makes you happy. Behavioral scientists have determined that the quality of relationships is primary; close relationships with both family and friends help keep people happy throughout their…

Staying Happy as You Age

Happiness starts early; it is not something you try to begin as you enter your elder years. Growing research shows that people who are generous live longer, have fewer diseases and are happier. Working to increase the strengths of wisdom, generosity and gratitude when we’re…

Lower Cost of Hearing Aids

  It may take two to three years for the Food and Drug Administration to establish safety, effectiveness and labeling standards, but the cost of hearing aids will eventually be much lower, around $300 or less per ear. This lowered cost is due to the…

Happiness and Health

New research suggests that happiness can make you healthier. Positive vibes are linked to a stronger body and mind together with a more satisfied life. Following are “science-backed” tips to find more joy in your life! Explore life without social media. Yes, symptoms of anxiety…

Dehydration Issues in Seniors

Seniors especially are susceptible to fluid and electrolyte imbalances due to the body’s lessened ability to conserve water. Also, the sense of thirst diminishes with age. Consequently, by the time an older person actually feels thirsty, essential fluids could already be extremely low. To compound…