The vast majority of people, including the elderly, aging seniors and disabled adults, would prefer to remain in the safety and comfort of their own homes. However, to do so depends on a number of factors. One major factor...
Many retirees and aging seniors mistakenly believe that Medicare covers long-term care. But, it does not. Assuming you are in line for "free" assistance related to medical & health concerns can have truly dire consequences. Those seniors who have counted...
Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss the four site locations under consideration for a new Senior...
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Communities and organizations throughout the country observe National Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. November also means it's Thanksgiving time. Living with diabetes can be challenging...
Now is a good time to discuss a problem that effects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined - pain awareness and opioid addiction. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and...
Defining necessary health care for veterans can be almost impossible. Everyone has unique needs. They might be young but have mental and emotional scars from their time overseas, or they could be older and have health care needs related...
Dehydration can cause issues such as low blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and urinary tract infections. Proper hydration is vital to keeping the body regulated. Seniors, those over age 65, are much more prone to heat related issues than other...
Upon retirement, or being widowed, life for aging seniors becomes less busy. In many cases, the change of routine and work-related focus -- or, the attention and care given to spouse who has passed away -- can lead to...
As our aging adult population continues to grow older, all become prone to various common infections. Due to changes in metabolism, chemical balances, vitamin deficiencies, and changes in immune system, the aging process can expose seniors to infections. The more awareness...
Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Our focus is to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of our senior population. Click on link...