Category Archives for "Well-being for Aging Seniors"

Aging seniors are particularly vulnerable to issues of well-being such as isolation, loneliness, depression and addictions. Awareness and strategies to prevent loss of vitality and happiness are included here to help aging seniors and those who love them.

Traditions and Memories are the Treasures of the Holidays

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Some of us can name the traditions our families have for the holidays. Some people can’t, but they are there, aren’t they? There are some things that we do every year and whether we say they are traditions or not makes no difference. My dad always wrapped up some gift filled with a marble or […]

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What Kind of Gift Does Grandma or Grandpa Need or Want?

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Chances are that Grandma and Grandpa both have more slippers, ties, hankies, and robes than they ever expect to use in the next decade. And, chances are that they don’t want one more thing that will go in a drawer or on the shelf in the closet. What Grandma and Grandpa can really use is […]

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Boomers Take on the Third Age

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In the Tolkien Lord of the Rings, the Third Age was a time of all-out war. Now, in the 21st century, the Third Age has a different meaning. It is the time of life for those 55+. Now, that means a lot of Boomers. There are those who might think it’s appropriate to call it […]

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How to Make the Holidays Happy for Your Aging Mom

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Are you one of those people who love everything about the holidays? You know, all the shopping, the baking, the gatherings and the extra hustle bustle? Is that how Mom was when you were growing up? Did Dad love to prepare the fireplace and have garland around the front door? Just because they have gotten […]

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What Exactly Is It For? What Are You Waiting For?

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A lot of times when we look at a home that has been lived in for four decades, and see lots of clutter and possessions, we look at the wife, the female who leads the family. Because, after all, isn’t the house traditionally her domain? Well, maybe yes – and maybe no. Everyone who lives […]

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What’s the BEST Gift for Your Aging Loved Ones? (It starts with a C)

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There’s always a gift-giving occasion right around the corner. It could be a birthday, Mother’s Day, Christmas or just an I love you, Mom, kind of day, when you feel the need to give something – almost anything – as a token of the appreciation and love you have for Mom. But there’s a catch […]

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Who Are the Women That Influenced Your Life?

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What – or really, who – do you think of when someone asks about the women who you have admired or greatly respected in your life? Do you immediately think of the celebrities like actresses and singers such as Elizabeth Taylor or Barbara Streisand? Or do you think of women who have been in the […]

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As Mom Ages – Mother/Daughter Roles Reverse

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Mothers constantly worry about their children from the time they’re born until they’re grown and beyond. “You feel hot. Are you getting a fever?” “Why is quiet? What are you getting into?” “Why did you get a D in math? You need to study more.” “It’s midnight! Where is she? She knows her curfew is […]

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How to Prevent Being Alone from Gnawing Away at Your Sense of Security

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“The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.” – Doris Lessing Isn’t that a great quote? I know I don’t know how to get older gracefully. Some days […]

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Lack of Personal Hygiene Can Signal Mom Needs Help

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Does mom refuse to buy new clothes and insist on wearing stained, torn and well-worn clothing? Or, does she wear the same clothes for two, three or more days in a row? Changes in personal hygiene can be one of the warning signs that mom needs more help in her daily life. Older family members […]

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