Fighting the L Word

We all experience it, even if we don’t want to admit it: loneliness. Especially during this period of self-isolation to protect our physical well-being, we put ourselves at risk as we reduce our social connections. Loneliness and social isolation are now believed to...

Adapting Well to Age Well

Adapting is something we older adults have figured out how to do. Let’s face it: life demands that we go along with changes that are out of our control. Fighting changes that are thrust upon us just uses up the energy that could go toward the more productive response...

Going the Distance as a Caregiver

When confronted by what seems like an overwhelming challenge, have you ever gotten the advice: “it’s a marathon, not a sprint”? In other words, pace yourself, it will be a long journey – especially if you find yourself a caregiver for someone experiencing...

Now Hear This to Keep Your Brain Healthy

If you are like me, hearing loss has become a reality of aging. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 40–50% of adults over the age of 65 years have a measureable hearing impairment, rising to 83% for age 70 plus. This makes hearing loss is the third most...

Know Your Resources to Age Well

For older adults who wish to age well by planning for their future needs, there’s a helpful printed guide available. The Seniors Blue Book, published twice a year, is a free publication covering resources over the twin cities seven county metro area, including...