The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that, as people age, certain changes they experience can affect their ability to safely operate an automobile. Changes in eyesight, physical fitness and reflexes may require aging drivers to reassess their skills behind the wheel.
“Knock ’em dead.” It’s a phrase often said to comedians before they go on stage. To senior stand-up comic, Marty Ross, it’s an expression he avoids.
As we get older, the ones we love inevitably age too. For many, there comes a time where you are no longer just a son, daughter or family member — you’re a caregiver.
Who hasn’t felt the reeling emotion of disappointment after anticipating something with great hope, pouring your heart into it, meticulously attending to every detail, and watching it come crashing down.
A dear, departed friend – a licensed psychotherapist who was as much a humorist as she was a wise scholar – used to say that the only real “fair” was found in Pomona. Judy Harris often spoke this line when counseling seniors who felt their lives hadn’t panned out so well.
In an ideal world, people young and old exercise each day. But as men and women age, finding time to work out is not so easy.
For many women, getting older and living alone in their home, or facing the nightmare of not being able to afford a roof over their head, are situations that call for sensible and compassionate action.
Of course, we don’t want to be outside our comfort zone all the time, subjecting ourselves to demanding challenges. Within the safety of our comfort zone, we can recharge, relax and feel at ease. It’s familiar, predictable and secure. We need this kind of comfort.
(BPT) – Maybe you know someone who stands by taking five minutes each morning to meditate or finds time after lunch to quiet his or
For some seniors, living with family members is not a doable situation. For others, it has become a functional, successful and treasured norm. Dr. Gene
Several generations living under one roof has long been the norm for many cultures around the world. In its best outcome, everyone looks after each
Routine doctor visits are a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. As noted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, even men who feel healthy
Doris Day, who died on May 13 at the age of 97, was a celebrity with whom I’ve always felt a connection. I first became
“You’re sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was
Adele and Sherry have been best friends since the 1960s. Having attended nursing school together, the two are now widowed retirees who still enjoy many
It’s easy to accumulate a lot of things throughout your life. From clothes and household goods to antiques and treasured keepsakes, decades of living often
Pets, particularly the furry, four—legged kind, can be a potent daily vitamin for seniors. They provide round-the-clock companionship and increased immunity from loneliness, a warm
Fifty-two years ago, when then 75-year old Sarah left her 84-year old husband Mort, a tectonic shift was felt among everyone that knew the couple.
Alzheimer’s disease strikes pain and division in many families, without always giving loved ones a break to cope. But when it comes to bringing the
I have 466 Facebook friends. That’s a whopper to some folks, a wee figure to others. But who’s counting? After all, social science experts tell