According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with some form of dementia, of which Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common (approx. 70 percent). AD is more prevalent among individuals age 65 or older and, eventually...read more
Ageism is one of the most pervasive social constructs, and it is age-based stereotypes about functional competence in later life that most influences the health and emotional well-being of older adults. This is because personal beliefs about identity, capacity, and...read more
We are conditioned to work hard, and here in the U.S. we work especially hard with the knowledge and hope that once we reach a certain age, we will be 'rewarded' with a blissful and relaxing retirement. But what if that retirement actually leads to our demise by...read more
The term ageism was coined by Robert Butler in the late 1960s, and is defined as discrimination against older adults on the basis of age. In spite of how far we have come and the increasing number of older adults who lead vital, enriched, and productive lives, ageist...read more
Lavendula Augustifolia, or True Lavender as it is more commonly known, is one of the most versatile plants. It is a member of the mint family of which there are nearly 50 flowering plants. Even though lavender has been around for more than 2,500 years, its medicinal...read more
Do you ever feel mentally fatigued or sluggish? If so, next time consider adding sweet basil and spearmint to your salad. Sweet Basil, known scientifically as Ocimum basilicum, is noted for many benefits. As a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, it helps with...read more
We hear it all the time. We should Exercise! The benefits of exercising include: weight control; reduces risk of health conditions like cardiovascular disease; improves memory and learning ability; improves mood; boosts energy; improves sleep; stimulates sex life; and...read more
As we get older, one of our biggest fears is loss of independence, due to disability or limited transportation options. The Community Transportation Association says that roughly 26 million older Americans are dependent on others for transportation. You need to drive...read more
They can be tantalizing, especially to an older adult who has to balance rising health care, housing, transportation, utility, and other fixed costs against the often fixed and limited Social Security Benefits and income means. This makes seniors prime targets for...read more
We all want to live a long and healthy life, full of enriching relationships and experiences. The Blue Zones refer to the 5 geographical areas that have the highest concentration of Centenarians, people who live to and beyond 100 years of age. The 5 Blue Zones are:...read more
Want to learn more about aging in place?
ACT III, our comprehensive planning guide, will help you identify needs and prioritize.