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Category Archives: Activities for Seniors and Caregivers

Experts say Go Easy on the Wine, Caffeine, Chocolate

Rats! Just when we thought some fun stuff could boost our older brains, new research suggests wine, caffeine and chocolate aren’t particularly beneficial. A recent article in the AARP Bulletin highlighted the findings of a new study that looks at … Continue reading

How to Make the Kitchen More Senior Friendly – Budget Tips

According to a recent Costco Connection article, 80 percent of home shoppers rank their kitchens as their favorite space in their homes. Then, it should be no surprise that kitchens are the most frequently renovated rooms in our houses and … Continue reading

Let’s review Medicare, open enrollment

It’s that time of year again. You know, it’s time to review and evaluate your Medicare plan. Is it doing what you need it to do? Each year, you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug … Continue reading

More Boomer Trends for 2017

Here we are, more than halfway through 2017 already. So let me ask you, do these forecasted  trends for 2017 ring true for you Boomers ages 52-70? Boomers control the $$$ For starters, America’s 75 million Baby Boomers control about … Continue reading

Boomers love to travel, Northwest destinations

Since the age 51-69 cohort plans most of their vacations for spring, summer and into the fall, it seems like a good time to look at travel trends for boomers. In the AARP Travel Trends Boomers 2017 report (published Nov. … Continue reading

Elder care expert describes top aging-in-place technology

Laurie M. Orlov recently described some of her top picks for “must have aging-in-place technology.” The founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, a market research firm, Ms. Orlov analyzes technology that can be of service to boomers and seniors, … Continue reading

Harvard study proves relationships key to health, happiness

I have been intrigued with “what makes a good life” for a long time – way before I got into the home care industry. I watched and helped my grandfather age. I noticed how the family rallied around him and … Continue reading

Seniors Use Marijuana

Smoking marijuana isn’t just for teenagers or Viet Nam Vets anymore. Impressive new federal data show a stunning reversal of that age-old stereotype. Middle-aged Americans are now slightly more likely to use marijuana than their teenage children. Recently released research by the Centers for … Continue reading