The New Year: Planning for 2023

Time to plan

It has been a month already of the new year 2023. Now that we have done all the partying for starting a new year, it is an ideal time to explore ourselves and set goals. After exploration of our succe...

Elder Medication Usage and Management

Many pills and capsules on a blue background.

I am not a physician or pharmacist, but I hear and read a lot about elder’s medication usage. Nearly 89% of adults aged 65 and older report that they currently take prescription medicines. In comparis...

Amazing Norway

Lovatnet Lake in Norway

I traveled to Norway this year with a travel group called Shared World Tours, which focuses on learning about how other countries serve their elders. Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nor...

Reverse Aging

Senior woman jogging in urban setting at sunrise.

I cannot believe that I am writing an article on reverse aging! I have been advocating my whole professional career to accept aging and look at it positively. However, just recently I attended an educ...

Resolutions and Survival: That Time of Year

"2024 Start" on a road leading into a sunset.

Can you believe 2024 is here? The world has not ended, but it has for thousands, and the hatred is rampant. Since I am a post-World War II baby, I have not seen anything like this in my life, not even...

It is The Season of Giving

young woman giving present to senior grandfather indoors at home at Christmas.

November is Thanksgiving time, but what does it all mean? Giving has so many meanings, but the strongest is to make a present or donation to another. When giving is done voluntarily and with the right...

Ageism: A Costly Killer

The phrase " Equal opportunity knows no age " on a banner in men's hand with blurred background. Equality on workplace.

Ageism refers to how we think, feel and act toward others and ourselves based upon age. Ageism is prejudice against our own future selves. Ageism is one of the most widespread and socially accepted fo...

Aging Alone

Portrait of smiling senior woman at home

Aging alone consists of individuals without children or partners, focusing on trends in fertility and family size. Clearly, I am interested in this since I am aging alone myself. There are, however, o...

Grief and Loss are Normal Parts of Life

Husband trying to comfort his wife due to her loss

Grief can take many forms, and people tend to deal with it in different ways. Grief is typically thought of in the context of the death of a friend or loved one. However, people can grieve in other wa...

Isolation: Our Choice

ad tired ill sick lonely disappointed caucasian old elderly senior man grandfather sitting on the sofa couch, feeling nostalgy, pain, missing grandchildren,

I have written a lot about isolation in the past, but it is a critical issue for elders, and we need to deal with it. In a 2010 AARP survey, 25% of respondents ages 70 or older said they felt lonely a...

Senior Home Sharing

Two older Asian women preparing a meal together.

Shared housing for seniors is a living arrangement between unrelated or non-partnered people who share a living space for mutual benefit. It can be a way to remain in one’s own home or find an a...