Intentional Aging

Remember that horrible stereotype of an old guy cursing all forms of new technology (likely with his cane raised in anger)? Well, not only is this stereotype offensive, it’s also flat-out wrong. 

Nearly half (42%) of all aging adults own a smartphone, according to a 2016 study. And virtually all of these individuals are skilled at using their smartphones and other tech tools to make their lives easier, safer and more enjoyable.
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One day, while perusing YouTube for songs about unrequited love, I came across Al Green’s “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”

I can think of younger days
When living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
But I was never told about the sorrow
How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?

I noted the hundreds of comments left by listeners. Many had experienced a broken heart— from a rejected lover to a lover lost to death.

It is obvious …

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I Dare You to Leave a Legacy of Health

By Etta Hornsteiner
December 31st, 2018 Health & Wellness No Comments
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No two people are the same. You are unique. So despite health reports from the United Nations (UN) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the dire future of a growing aging population, you can be different and defy the odds and leave a legacy of health. Legacy is that impulse to care for those that come after.

A UN Report states that women aged 60 and over will likely experience depressive disorders, which are the leading cause of disability for them, followed by hearing loss, back and neck pain, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and osteoarthritis.  For men a…

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For many older adults, the new year is the time when they finally resolve themselves to do something they’ve been thinking about for a long, long time. They’ll finally downsize. 

It doesn’t matter whether the reason is to simplify their lifestyle, to reduce their property upkeep, to save money or to address medical issues, the process is generally stressful and emotionally and physically exhausting for all involved.

But if you’re not prepared for what the process is involves, the stress can be exponentially worse.

That’s why we’ve scoured the web for expert tips f…

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Homedics—Immune Boosters for Seniors

By Etta Hornsteiner
December 12th, 2018 Health & Wellness No Comments
Homedics for seniors

The holiday season brings with it colds and flu. For seniors this is a major concern, because during most flu seasons in the United States, an estimated 90% of flu-related deaths and 50% to 60% of flu-related illnesses occur in people aged 65 or older. Flu immunization, healthy eating and exercise are significant ways to prevent and help the immune system ward off respiratory illnesses. But there is still concern when people, especially seniors, spend 90% of their time indoors. This environment can greatly affect the immune system.  So, for your gift-giving or for your per…

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