Activities for seniors

Games for seniors: The best brain and body-stimulating apps and activities

Playing computer games or fiddling with smartphone apps is often frowned upon as a waste of time. But for older adults and their caregivers, these can be tools that promote health and well-being.  Seniors benefit from keeping their minds active, and technology can help with this in a multitude... more

How to help LGBTQ seniors stay connected and supported by their community

Certain aspects of aging can make it challenging for any senior to remain socially engaged and active in their communities. But older LGBTQ adults face a higher risk of social isolation compared to the general population, according to the “Aging with Pride” report by the LGBT+ National Aging Research Center... more

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Yes, you can take a vacation — even if you're caring for aging parents. Here’s how

Family caregivers may often daydream about vacation, but actually taking a break is often a different story. How could you ever get away when you have so much responsibility? Who would take care of your parent? How would your parent feel if you left? How would you feel leaving them... more

Mother's Day gift ideas for seniors of all ability levels

There’s no doubt that moms deserve to be pampered on Mother’s Day (and as often as possible), but this can feel harder to do as she ages. Not only might you be running out of gift ideas for things she wants or need but also a decline in mental or... more

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Activities of daily living: What are they and how are they used?

Assessing when and what kind of additional care might be needed for a loved one or client can be tough. Independence can be difficult to gauge, and decline isn’t always apparent. The six activities of daily living (ADLs) and the eight instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) can be helpful... more

20 questions to ask your parents, grandparents and older loved ones about their lives

One of the benefits of aging is acquiring a wealth of wisdom and experience. But all too often older loved ones’ insights and stories go unshared as family or professional caregivers as well as grandchildren are unsure how to bridge the generation gap.  “When in the presence of an... more

Best part-time jobs for seniors

While you may think of your golden years as a time to be free from the shackles of work, retirement isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Some seniors find that they can’t live comfortably on their fixed income, while others get bored, lonely or lack a sense of... more

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Adult day care: What it is and how to choose a center

The decision to seek outside care for an older loved one is a deeply personal — and often difficult — one to make. Every family must weigh the pros and cons of different senior support services to determine what might work best for them. Adult day care centers (also referred... more