Most people recognize May as the month that hosts Mother’s Day. And while the national holiday is rightfully cherished by millions of American families, many folks are unaware that May is also “Older Americans Month.” Interestingly, the two observances are actually quite similar; they’re both centered on honoring elders for their selfless sacrifices to the benefit of children and society.
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Making tough decisions on the health and welfare of your aging parents is difficult. You may want to gather all family members who will be impacted by the decision and have a family meeting. While it’s true that geography may make the logistics of this difficult, consider gathering family that lives local and hosting a web cam chat with those that are not geographically local.
It’s not unusual to want to work a bit during retirement. Maybe you want to supplement your income, maybe you just have some time you’d like to fill, or maybe you have some skills that you miss exercising. If so, you’re not alone, as many retirees are coming back into the workforce these days. You might not want to leave your new lifestyle completely behind, though, so think about these retirement-friendly job options.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is in full effect and has taken most of the world by storm. Millions of Americans are engaged in responsible social distancing, and high-risk groups like seniors are advised to self quarantine altogether. But what can be done to ensure the general well being of aging adults who are now living mostly alone?
Interacting with people when you have hearing loss can be very frustrating. If you don't have any hearing loss, it's difficult to understand but it can be especially trying to attend social gathering, dinners, parties and other activities such as plays, church services and more. In fact, for those without hearing loss it can be difficult to hear in loud, noisy situations and doubly so (if not nearly impossible) for those who require hearing aids and lip-reading to engage.
Social distancing is a new buzz-word in recent weeks. It's not a term, or a concept, that society is familiar with yet it's something that needs to be embraced because we hear over and over again that creating distance between us and others is the best way to "flatten the curve" and slow down the trajectory of this ugly virus.
When you consider that hurricane season can run for six months and snow storms for those in northern climates can last as long, it makes sense for families to plan for weather emergencies throughout the year. We all have so many items on our agendas when visiting and caring for aging relatives, that stocking cupboards and making plans in the event of a weather emergency might take a back burner until it's too late.
As an aging veteran, you may have found that you have unique challenges. From lingering health concerns from your service years to financial worries from starting a civilian career late in life, there are issues you might need to overcome after retirement. However, there are also perks of having served your country. In this article, we will take a quick look at the challenges and benefits of being a senior veteran.
Turning 50 signifies a very important milestone in your life. Not only have you reached the half century mark, you have also reached the age in which getting screened for colorectal cancer (colon cancer) at regular intervals is an absolute necessity.