It is The Season of Giving

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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...

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

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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...

Positive Thinking: A Vital Role in Achieving Health and Happiness

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Positive thinking means approaching life’s challenges with a positive outlook. It doesn’t mean seeing the world through rose-colored lenses by ignoring or glossing over the negative a...

Valentine’s Day — What is it all about?

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This past month we all experienced February 14th, Valentines Day, the national day to express love. How did this day get established? Many historical accounts hold that it was St. Valentine of Te...

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...

Value of Volunteering

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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 wha...

It is the Season of Giving

Senior Couple Exchanging Christmas Gifts At Home

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 messages here is that yo...

Love in Later Life

Happy elderly couple in love enjoying summer day together

Falling in love and having an intimate relationship is critical for life satisfaction and it isn’t reserved just for the young. Everyone wants and needs to feel love and that desire doesn’t change as ...