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Planning for a Sense of Purpose After Retirement

March 15, 2022 — Demographers who are studying the effect of the pandemic on retirement in the U.S. have found that while some older workers decided to stay on the job longer because they liked working from home, or because the worker shortage led to a job they really wanted, many others decided to retire at this time—earlier than... Read More
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March Is National Sleep Awareness Month

March 1, 2022 — Some people seem proud that they get by with little sleep. They speak of sleep as if it were just a waste of time. But research confirms that sleep is vital for good health. It protects our memory, reduces our pain level, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and helps us avoid or manage health... Read More
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Talk to Your Doctor About Driving Safety

February 16, 2022 — It’s one of the most important questions we have to answer as we grow older: “Is it still safe for me to drive?” For most of us, driving has meant independence since we were teenagers. In our later years, we might notice our driving skills are slipping. Maybe we’d rather not think about it. However,... Read More
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Protecting Against COVID Is as Important as Ever

February 1, 2022 — Maybe you’ve heard someone say something like this: “I’m not worried about COVID. If I get it, then I will be immune.” There have even been accounts of “COVID parties,” where people deliberately expose themselves to the virus. But trained medical experts assure us this is not a good idea. “You’d have to be crazy... Read More
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Get Moving to Protect Your Brain

January 14, 2022 — Many of us take part in “brain exercise” activities. Puzzles, games, online classes and special computer programs provide some of the mental stimulation we need to stay sharp. But did you know that exercising our whole body is just as important for brain health? Exercise increases blood flow to the brain. It not only reduces... Read More
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During Our Holiday Visit, We Worried About Mom and Dad!

January 3, 2022 — Organizations and individuals who work with older adults report that January is the month when they receive the most calls from family members who are concerned about an older relative’s well-being. Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter celebrations bring families together from around the country—including those who may not have seen their senior loved ones for... Read More
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Census Figures Show More Older Adults Will Be “Aging Solo”

December 15, 2021 — Figures from the 2020 Census have been released, and they confirm what many experts suspected: More and more older adults have no children, and more are living alone, without a spouse or partner who could assist them if they need care. Census Bureau demographers predict that in the years to come, more and more elders... Read More
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Give the Earth the Gift of Greener Holidays

December 2, 2021 — We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving, we’re in the midst of Hanukkah, and Christmas, Kwanzaa and other winter holidays are soon to follow. For many people these days, the holiday cheer can be somewhat overshadowed by the commercialization and excess that are part of our modern holiday celebrations. Did you know that people in the U.S. throw... Read More
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Managing Diabetes for Happy, Healthy Holidays

November 16, 2021 — The holiday season is upon us! Hanukkah begins on November 28 this year, followed by Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day and other winter celebrations. How will your family be observing these events this year? Some have decided to continue social distancing with a virtual celebration as they did in 2020. Others are taking their vaccine... Read More
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Get an Eye Exam for Better Brain Health

November 1, 2021 — Each year in November, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America sponsors Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. During this observation month, people are urged to get a memory screening to detect any memory problems early on so they can take advantage of treatments at a time when these therapies can do the most good. But when it comes to... Read More