A popular Facebook meme says that the best thing about grandparenthood is being able to spoil our grandchildren and then give them back to their moms and dads.
The lights have been removed and boxed until next year. The tree languishing at the curb has been collected. Furniture has been repositioned and each item is back in its place.
Vision should never be taken for granted. Appreciating one’s sense of sight involves scheduling routine eye exams and taking steps to protect one’s eyes.
Seniors are often targeted by criminals. Though many criminals target seniors from afar via telephone or internet scams, criminals seek to enter seniors’ homes.
By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world's youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years.
I was taking care of my grandson recently. I watched this little 17-month-old scrutinize a spoon with such wide-eyed wonder that it made me laugh. I can’t remember a time when a spoon was that fascinating to me.
Only five-years old, and merrily cocooned within the living room of our post-WWII North Hollywood tract home, I repeatedly played two of my parents’ 45s on the record player — catchy tunes that made me smile and spin: Rosemary Clooney’s “Botch-A-Me” and The Ames Brothers’ “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.”
Whatever our values, passions or lifestyle, we need a group to identify with and feel valued by. Not only do we depend on the group for support, but we also enjoy the feeling of extending our support and friendship to others.
Way back when I was a young nurse, I found an illuminating, albeit heartrending, place to visit on my Thursday afternoons off – the basement of the San Fernando Valley medical center where I worked.
Last month a friend invited me to attend a Caregiver Resource Day at the new SCV Senior Center, Bella Vida. What an impressive facility! It’s beautiful, spacious, I would even say elegant. The event was titled Knowledge is Power: Aging with Dignity.