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Senior Living 101: Your Quick Guide to the World of Senior Care Options

Your Quick Guide to the World of Senior Care Options Do you know the difference between assisted living and independent living? How about hospice and palliative care? What even is an adult day care center? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you’re not alone. The spectrum of senior care options is crowded and […]

Who We Are: ‘America’s Doctor’

For three decades, Dr. Timothy Johnson was a household name when it came to medical news. The first Medical Editor for ABC News, he was a regular guest on Good Morning America and all the network’s news shows, helping to educate millions of Americans about health care issues and current events. Soon after retiring, Dr. Johnson and his wife, […]

‘Luckiest Guy in the World’

When The Commons in Lincoln asked residents to share photos and other materials for a Veterans Day display, Harry Goodman passed on the offer at first. “That’s ancient history,” said the 94-year-old. He explained that fighting in World War II was among one in a long string of adventures – as well as hardships – that began […]

Living A Meaningful Life May Help You Age Well

Do your daily activities add meaning to your life? When researchers asked people over age 50 whether their day-to-day tasks were worthwhile, they found an interesting correlation. Individuals who rated their activities as the most worthwhile also had higher vitamin D in their bodies, walked nearly 20-percent faster, and were more likely to report sleeping well. […]

How Can We Convince My Parents to Downsize Their Living Environment?

My parents have lived in their home for 47 years. It is a very large house, and much of the space is rarely used anymore. While it is all neatly arranged, every room, closet and drawer is packed full of “stuff.” Over the past year, both of my parents have had serious medical issues. Neither […]

More Millennials Providing Care For Senior Family Members

An increasing number of young adults are taking on caregiving responsibilities for aging family members, a recent study has found. For many millennials, attempting to balance the competing demands of work, family and caregiving create significant stress. What are the reasons behind the growing trend, and what steps can caregivers take to ease the burden? Increasing […]

Combating Ageism – How Can You Stop the Cycle?

While attitudes toward aging have improved in recent years, ageism is still a negative force in modern society. Ashton Applewhite, ageism expert and author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,” considers ageism the last prejudice sanctioned by the general population. When people speak negatively of aging or older people, they may use the […]

Getting Care At Home Can Prove Challenging

Many people hope to remain in their own homes as they get older, but aging in place can sometimes prove challenging. With the baby boomers retiring in large numbers — and an increasing number requiring care services — help at home is becoming more difficult to find. Family care partners often step in to fill […]

NASA Scientist Remembers Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, the world was changed as 500 million people watched Neil Armstrong become the first man to step foot on the Moon. The Apollo 11 astronauts and the people behind the scenes became instant heroes. One man, Arthur Winston, was monumental in inspiring Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on […]

Love Your Heart: Healthy Tips For Older Adults

Older adults who eat healthy and exercise are doing much more than keeping their bodies in shape … they’re keeping their hearts in shape, too. February is Heart Month, a great time to review tips and habits that promote cardiovascular health and help delay some of the issues associated with heart disease and aging. Exercise […]