Monthly Archives: December 2016

Recommended Reading for January 2017

December 30th, 2016 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading for January 2017 Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults By Missy Buchanan Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the […]

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Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members

December 30th, 2016 (No Comments)

Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members Many elderly rely entirely on family or other trusted individuals to help them. Whether it is physiological or psychological, as people grow older they tend to need guidance and support. Unfortunately, the dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse. One […]

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors

December 30th, 2016 (No Comments)

Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors It’s that time of year again—not the holidays but the flu season. You hear people coughing and sniffling all around you. Perhaps you have been hit with it yourself—staying in bed for days, your whole body aching. How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to […]

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How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations For Old Age Matter

December 30th, 2016 (No Comments)

How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations For Old Age Matter Why do some people want to live a very long time, while others would prefer to die relatively young? In a latest study, a team of researchers including Vegard Skirbekk, PhD, at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health, investigated how long […]

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Recommended Reading: December 2016

December 4th, 2016 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading: December 2016 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding By: Joan Lunden  Do you have a family member who requires constant care? You are not alone. This collection offers support and encouragement in its 101 stories for family caregivers of all ages, including the “sandwich” generation […]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers

December 4th, 2016 (No Comments)

Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers It’s a myth that suicide is more common around the holidays (springtime is actually the peak). But holiday cheer isn’t a given either. High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression.  With a bit of foresight and planning, however, holidays can […]

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays: A Guide For Older Adults

December 4th, 2016 (No Comments)

Finding Happiness During the Holidays:  A Guide For Older Adults “Happiness is not ready made. It comes from our actions.” This quote from the Dalai Lama holds particular meaning for me during the holidays. While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to […]

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

December 4th, 2016 (No Comments)

Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize […]

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