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Plan For Your Third Act

— Welcome to your third act, a time of life that promises adventure, growth, and the joy of discovery. For many, retirement marks not an end but the beginning of an exciting new chapter, ripe with opportunities to explore passions old and new. This period can be one of the most vibrant and fulfilling times of... Read More

Myths About Hospice Care

— Recent revelations of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter choosing hospice care have spotlighted the crucial role hospice can play in providing support for individuals facing terminal illness. Still, there remain many misconceptions about hospice and what it can and cannot do. Simply defined, hospice care is medical care for those with six months or less... Read More

DIY Accessibility with 3D Printers

— Three-dimensional (3D) printing, a marvel of modern technology, has profoundly transformed the landscape of assistive technology, creating a more inclusive and accessible world for individuals with disabilities. This revolutionary approach has democratized the creation and distribution of assistive devices, breaking down barriers that once limited their availability. Before the advent of 3D printing, assistive technologies... Read More

The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness

— The pursuit of happiness is perhaps one of humanity’s oldest goals. There are countless books, articles, podcasts, and documentary films about how to be happy. Still, research on happiness continues. Here’s a few things that science has found out so far: Happiness can be learned, but we must work at it. Researchers from the University... Read More

Aging Professionals to Know

— As we journey through the various stages of life, our needs, concerns, and health considerations evolve. Aging can bring about unique challenges and require specialized care and support. However, most don’t know about these professionals until we need to interact with them. In the spirit of Sesame Street’s “The People in Your Neighborhood” segment, we... Read More

Step Away From That Rocking Chair!

— The old cliché is that older adults should take it easy—maybe even take to their rocking chairs. Today, we know how wrong that is! “It’s a widespread idea in Western societies that as we get older, it’s normal to slow down, do less, and retire,” said Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel E. Lieberman. In fact, he said, the reverse is true. Our hunter-gather ancestors were quite active. “As... Read More

Moving Your Parents Into Your Home

— We’ve all heard of the “empty-nest syndrome,” when parents experience sadness and loneliness after their children move out. Did you know there is an opposite experience as well? “Full-nest syndrome” occurs when multiple generations of a family live under the same roof. With 42 million people providing care for someone over 50 in America, many... Read More

What To Know About Hospice Care

— End-of-life is one of the most vulnerable times for patients and their loved ones. The entire situation—including the decisions and emotions—can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there is a healthcare service dedicated to helping people in these very moments of crisis: hospice care. What is hospice care? Hospice care is specialty medical care for people who have... Read More

Don’t Fall Victim to Package Scams

— A package from a loved one always conveys the warm message of care and thoughtfulness. However, the United States Postal Service cautions that scams targeting people sending and receiving packages are on the rise. Unfortunately, older adults are at increased risk of being victimized by these types of scams. And a recent study by the... Read More

Assistive Gadgets Alleviate Symptoms of Arthritis

— As many as one in five adults in the United States have a diagnosed form of arthritis, a type of inflammation that causes joint pain. Arthritis can make everyday tasks challenging because it causes pain and stiffness in the joints. However, there are many tools designed to help people with arthritis to do everyday things... Read More
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