X Close Window


Some Tips for Protcting Yourself in Retirement

During their working lives, men and women begin to prepare for their retirement by putting money into a pension scheme. There are a number of suitable systems in place to make it as easy as possible to enjoy financial security when that welcome retirement comes.... Read More

Top Technology Products that Will Help You Live Longer

The human lifespan has been increasing steadily year by year as our technology (medical and otherwise) improves.... Read More

Benefits of good hydration for Seniors and aging adults

Some of the medical evidence for the benefits of good hydration in older people is summarised in this great article. ...Read More

A Comparison of PERS/MPERS Devices

A Personal Emergency Response System (or PERS) is a service generally provided by a private company, that helps to monitor its subscribers for falls, medical problems or other emergencies by use of a 3 part system. These 3 parts consist of a). a pendant, charm, necklace, belt or watch b). a base station and c). a call center/monitoring station....Read More

6 Things I'll Never Do Again While Traveling With an Elder

Whether accompanying an elder home for a holiday or bringing them back to your ownhome, traveling can be daunting to say the least. Having traveled with my father several times during the years that he lived with me, I learned several things that I'd never do again... Read More

Sharing is Caring – Kitchens, Recipes, and Family

Just a few generations ago, in the land that we call America, women spent many hours together cooking, sharing recipes, family stories – laughing and even, sometimes crying – together. We made a lot of gains in this old world – women now feel free to work and be educated, but not all of the trade-offs are wonderful... Read More

What's So Great About Fiber

Dietary fiber may not be a miracle substance, but it’s close. People who eat enough fiber tend to be slimmer and are less likely to develop several chronic diseases... Read More

The Value of Family Caregiving–And Why It Matters

A new study released today by AARP estimates the economic value of family caregiving was $450 billion in 2009. In other words, if those family members were paid for the personal assistance they provided their loved ones, it would have cost $450 billion... Read More

Why would anyone want to work after retiring from a full time job or career?

Didn't you spend all those years commuting, toiling away at a desk or factory floor, teaching kids who would rather be on the playground instead of a classroom, or dealing with insensitive customers so you could walk away from all that and enter that magic time of life called retirement?...Read More

There's a Seniors App for that... Really 

Seniors and technology are coming together at breakneck speed. The number of smartphone apps is growing faster then you  think. Do you have an iPhone? This list is for you...Read More

Step Away From the Saltshaker and step away from the processed foods! 

Long suspected as an accomplice in heart disease—indirectly, by boosting blood pressure—salt has finally been implicated as a direct culprit in cardiovascular risk. Researchers report that those who cut their salt intake by 25% to 35% reduced their risk of cardiovascular events over the next 10 to 15 years by 25% to 30%. ...Read More

It is Time to Retire When......

One of the questions I get asked most often is, " How do I know when it is time to retire?" The answer I give most often is, "I don't know when you should retire, but I can give you some indicators to look for....Read More

This Holidays Top 10 Gifts for Seniors

Ensure the older loved ones in your life stay safe, comfortable and most importantly, overjoyed this holiday season....Read More

Senior Lifestyles: Study Says We Are Full of Life

The results of a major study were released to Satisfying Retirement yesterday and make for fascinating reading. Home builder, Trilogy by Shea Homes, has just completed a rather impressive survey with over 2,000 seniors... Read More

Amazing Innovation: Mobile Apps for the Disabled

ThinkContacts is a new mobile application being developed by Nokia which would allow a disabled person to select a contact from a list and place a phone call to that person using only their mind. ... Read More

The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years.
…a Health Club for Your Mind. Body and Spirit!

So, how do you find the right opportunity?
There are literally millions of ways to volunteer. But how do you harness them into the right opportunity for you? How do you find the opportunity that fits your lifestyle? Here are some suggestions... Read More

Nourish America, on a program that reaches out to seniors to help keep them healthy year-round, since today's aging population is now taking on responsibilities that require them to remain more active than seniors from generations past. This brief  video features an overview of how some older Americans are keeping themselves healthy to keep up with their obligations and hobbies, such as raising grandchildren, running a business and harvesting their own food:

Prepping for our sixteen day cruise with mom!

My husband, Laurry, and I love to travel, and our adventures have ranged from a 5,000-mile three-week trek with four kids in the back of a minivan to a 16-day cruise up the Volga River from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But the last three trips have been with my mom and some of our (mostly grown-up) children. ...Read More

Living to be healthy and vital at 100 has no magic pills or gimmicks. 

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.  

View the video below for some some great info and insights.

New Years resolutions for better senior health

Written by Minerva Navarro, M.D. Published in the Los Altos Town Crier Soon the holiday season will be over and many of us will start thinking about our New Year resolutions. Staying healthy often comes at the top of our lists. We know what we need to do to take care of ourselves, but sometimes […]

More Articles