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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 […]Read More . . .
Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today? Falls. Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live in fear of having more … so what do they do? The exact opposite of […]Read More . . .
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 […]Read More . . .
“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 […]Read More . . .
According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. In fact, the report goes on to say that even if they begin to need day-to-day assistance or ongoing healthcare, 82% of all seniors still want to remain at home. The implications […]Read More . . .
Did you know that 75% of seniors intend to remain in their homes until they die? That’s a lot! Does that include your aging family members? Do Mom or Dad fall into that category? If so, do you see it happening? Or are you starting to see “orange flags” waving that make you wonder if […]Read More . . .
Woo-boy! A real whopper of a red hot topic caused some heated conversation recently in a local eatery. I happened to be seated next to a table with five middle-aged adults, three women and two men, not that that matters. I wasn’t eavesdropping, really. The only way to miss the conversation was to leave and […]Read More . . .
“I was worried that something would happen to me and nobody would know – except Fluff- my cat”, said 79-year-old Phyllis. Even though Phyllis enjoys her freedom and independence of living in her own home and in a familiar environment, she has many unspoken fears just like many seniors who opt to age in place. […]Read More . . .
Every Wednesday Grandma Barbara goes to the local grocery store to get her food and household supplies. Once a month she get her prescription refills from the pharmacy at the same store. But, last week while shopping she stared blankly for a few minutes at the meat counter as she tried to figure out her […]Read More . . .
Grandmas always have the great pleasure when spending time with grandchildren. CBS News reported that spending time with little ones not only brings joy, it also provides grandma’s brain a boost and increases mental sharpness. As summer vacation is drawing to a close, we at Keeping In Touch Solutions made a special video just for […]Read More . . .