Posts from May, 2015

Aging Mastery Class for Seniors in Massachusetts

We’ve heard countless times that “it’s never too late to learn something new.” And this is definitely true, especially for some seniors from Massachusetts who can even say that it’s never too late to go to school. Several seniors graduated from an Aging Mastery Program last May 28 at the Concord Council on Aging. Classes were… Read More…

Delicious and Healthy Meal Ideas for Seniors

As seniors age, their nutritional needs and appetites change. These may all be affected by their own preferences, medication side effects or health conditions. This may be a challenge for family members or caretakers who prepare their meals or the seniors themselves who still like to cook their own food. To get you started on… Read More…

Does Aging Buy You a Ticket to Crankytown?

Do people really get crankier as they age? Deborah Gaines writes about her mother as the latter goes through life walking out of a Torah study group, and losing patience over inanity, dim lighting, bad weather, and most technology. While studies show that 65-year-olds and older belong to the happier and more satisfied spectrum, Gaines… Read More…

TRIAD for Protecting Seniors Against Advantage Takers

One of the major objectives of TRIAD is to help senior citizens overcome the risks of financial fraud. In a recent conference held by the Isle of Wight SALT, seniors were found to be “valuable, but vulnerable” and meriting particular consideration for protection. But, while it can be reassuring to learn that there are organizations dedicated to… Read More…

Oral Health for Senior Citizens

Oral health is a very important aspect of our lives at any stage. According to experts, it actually becomes critically important for elderly people. As seniors lose their teeth and rely on dentures, keeping dental implements in good working order is very important. People who wear dentures are actually prone to cuts and infections on… Read More…

When Your Elderly Loved One Needs to Quit Driving

Many senior citizens are still very capable of driving safely. However, for others, impaired vision, decline of cognitive function, and other age-related complications, have put a serious toll on their performance. Here are some signs that your elderly loved one should quit driving: there are dents and scratches on the car and/or scrapes on the… Read More…

Dementia and Knowing When to Quit Driving

One of the things greatly affected by a person’s dementia is his driving performance. If you are not sure about the right time to ask your elderly loved one to quit driving, here are a few pointers: accompany them while driving and watch out for warning signs. if he is still capable of driving, recommend… Read More…

Help Seniors Be Aware of the Dangers of Falling

Falls are among the most serious risks for independent senior citizens. If you are worried about the safety and security of your elderly parents in their home, it is important that you voice out your concern and help them in improving their living conditions. Here are some things that you should encourage them to do:… Read More…

Apple and IBM Serve Japan’s Elderly Community

Apple and IBM recently announced a partnership with Japan’s largest health and life insurance company Japan Post Group as they aim to provide iPads and specialized apps to Japan’s elderly community. The service will include “all the system’s native apps and a collection of elder-care applications developed by IBM Global Business Services”. While it pioneers in Japan, the long-term… Read More…