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Older Americans Month: Powered by Connection

Each May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of our elders.

Elder Medication Usage and Management

Older adults often juggle multiple medications, but affordability remains a significant issue. Ensuring access to necessary medications while addressing cost concerns is crucial for their well-being, especially when you hear about politicians wanting to cut Medicare.

Amazing Norway

Dr. Weiss traveled to Norway with Shared World Tours, to learn more about how other countries serve their elders.

Reverse Aging

Many researchers and studies are increasingly focused on reversing some of these common aging issues. In fact, there are many studies that suggest the effects of aging can be reversed.

Resolutions and Survival: That Time of Year

The new year is steeped in tradition and symbolism. For some, it’s a time to honor their cultural heritage and observe ancient customs. For others, it’s an occasion to indulge in festive revelry and fun. Whatever your beliefs and practices, the new year is a time to pause, reflect, and take stock.

It is The Season of Giving

When giving is done voluntarily and with the right motive, it shows that such giving benefits not only the recipient but also the giver. There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.

Ageism: A Costly Killer

October 7th is Ageism Awareness Day. On this day and every day let’s take a moment to consider how we treat older adults and others on how we want to be treated as we age.

Aging Alone

Aging alone includes those who are aging alone for any reason and do not foresee support of any kind from family. This includes married and/or partnered people in the definition. After all, no one knows who will pre-decease the other, and for that reason, both people should plan to be aging alone at some point.

Grief and Loss are Normal Parts of Life

Grief can take many forms, and people tend to deal with it in different ways.

Isolation: Our Choice

In a recent study, the National Council on Aging estimated that 17% of all Americans over the age of 65 are isolated because they live alone and face one or more barriers related to geographic location, language, or disability. According to the findings in the report, the most prominent individual-level risk factors for older adults who become isolated are living alone, having a physical impairment, losing a partner and/or close friend, and losing an important role such as employment.

Senior Home Sharing

Shared housing is a growing trend and movement that can prolong living at home and in one’s community. One reason is that the demand for affordable housing that meets the needs of elders far outweighs the supply, and the services provided are limited in their ability to keep residents in their homes as health care needs change.

Positive Thinking: A Vital Role in Achieving Health and Happiness

Positive thinking does not necessarily mean avoiding difficult situations. Instead, positive thinking means making the most of potential obstacles, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing ourselves and our abilities in a positive light.

Valentine’s Day — What is it all about?

Valentine’s Day has long been one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States. In the second half of the 1800s, particularly after the Civil War, the celebration was a major event in the United States, surpassed only by the popularity of Christmas.

The New Year: Planning for 2023

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.

Value of Volunteering

Since it is the season of giving, one of the most valuable ways to give is to volunteer. Volunteers help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise at no cost. No matter what kind of volunteer work you do, you are contributing in invaluable ways.

Ageism Impact

Ageism is a popular term which is a specific pathological fear (or phobia) of aging. In his original formulation of ageism Dr. Butler noted that, with respect to age, prejudice could move in other directions. For example, prejudice of the old toward the young. On the one hand, age as a social construct conveys power and authority, and on the other hand, it often means powerlessness and loss of authority.

Telehealth: A Positive Program from COVID

Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows for a long-distance patient and clinician to have contact, care, advice, reminders, education, […]

We Need to Deal with Death

Although intellectually we all know that one day we shall die, generally we are so reluctant to think of our death that this knowledge does not touch our hearts or […]

Sex and Aging

What comes to mind when you think about sex and aging? A sweet old couple holding hands in their rocking chairs or just not envisioned at all with elders? Well, […]

It is the Season of Giving

Studies have demonstrated the benefits of giving — not just for the recipients but for the givers’ health and happiness, and for the strength of entire communities. One of the […]