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Home medical alerts may be useful for new generation of caregivers

The number of seniors is expected to grow to 72 million people by 2030 and households across the country will be caring for seniors....

February 8, 2011

Jasmine Phu

59-year-old earns black belt, stresses benefits of active aging

A few months before his 60th birthday, Thomas Nordstrom earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do and, in part, his experience has made him aware of the many benefits of active aging....

February 7, 2011

Jasmine Phu

5 topics to discuss with aging parents

Adult children often face a sudden role reversal when older parents require more assistance. This can come as a shock for many families, so it's best to have a conversation about aging issue...

February 2, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Foot pain should be a concern among seniors

Many older adults may experience a few aches throughout the day, but a chronic pain in the foot can lead to serious problems....

February 2, 2011

Alan Wu

Interior designer helps boomers make age-friendly homes

Lindia Mariani, an interior designer located in the area of Weston, Massachusetts, recently wrote a column in The Weston Town Crier about the ways in which baby boomers are changing the face...

January 28, 2011

Alan Wu

Home medical alert systems may cost less than half as much as nursing homes

Before Sebastian Pagano's son, Anthony, had found a VA program to help with in-home care needs, he had been looking into nursing home options....

January 24, 2011

Lisa Wurth

It’s never too late to start saving for retirement

The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) recently released an analysis that provides some instruction for those looking to start aggressively planning for retirement. ...

January 21, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Bright light therapy may be alternative to antidepressants

A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry has found that an hour a day of bright light therapy may help relieve depression in older adults, according to WebMD.com. ...

January 20, 2011

Lisa Wurth

3 exercises to help seniors avoid falls

Seniors who are living alone and want to take precautions against falls may first want to invest in a medical alert system that allows them to instantly send a personal emergency response me...

January 19, 2011

Jasmine Phu

5 ways to stay young in retirement

Sparky Hall, who is in his late 80s, recently wrote in the Times-News that baby boomers shouldn't feel old at all - in fact, they should feel lucky that they are still so young. ...

January 18, 2011

Jasmine Phu