Aging and Socialization

My elderly parents were fortunate to have local friends and neighbors who frequently stopped by their house. These visits may have been short. But hugely beneficial to see another friend, hear another voice. Unfortunately, many elders are...

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a natural substance the body makes on its own. Among its benefits, it helps cells make hormones and digest food. In addition to the cholesterol your body naturally manufactures, you can also consume cholesterol in...

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Human Connection and Socialization Important for Seniors

People need people interaction.  Elderly need people to interact with, to talk to, to share stories, to socialize with. Socialization benefits us all.  And, is greatly important to seniors who may become "shut-in" as they age. We all understand the need...

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Seniorities and Senior Housing, with Kathy DeMarsh

“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest this week,...

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Create a Plan to Age in Place

As you age, taking control of your life will necessitate formulating a "living plan". There is a need to remain safe, engaged, healthy, stimulated, and (semi) independent. Each senior is unique, with variations in resources, functionality, family connections, financials. ...

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Senior Isolation in Winter Effects Health

Fact.  The probability of living alone increases as you age.   Have you ever thought about your future this way? Many seniors get creative with housing, and share living arrangements with family.  Or, elders may buy in to a senior living...

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Winter Brings Isolation for Elderly

Winter weather across much of the country is keeping many people indoors, safe and warm. But sometimes, stir-crazy. Being stuck inside can be a particular problem for seniors who live alone – putting their emotional, mental and even physical...

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Preventive Steps for Aging Seniors

As our elderly parents get older, they face increasing challenges. (At some point, we will all experience this!) Many of these challenges are characterized by health issues, and/or physical limitations. It can be quite difficult...

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