It is important to organize and declutter your home--whether you are planning to age in place or you are downsizing and moving to a retirement community or assisted living facility. Older adults accumulate a lifetime of possessions and eventually decisions will need to made about which items to keep, disperse to...

  Most adults over 65 know they should get a flu shot every year but according to a 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 30% of people in this age group took a pass on the vaccine in 2016. The flu...

Vacations can be fun, exciting, relaxing, and a true adventure.  Travel to foreign destinations also gives people the opportunity to experience new cultures and gain perspective on how people live in other parts of the world. Older adults, who are retired and now have the time, flexibility, and financial resources available,...

Knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is one of the most common and successful surgical procedures available and has improved the daily lives of millions of people. The primary reason to have the surgery is for severe osteoarthritis of the knee which causes pain, swelling, and keeps...

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013 there were 9.3 million veterans over the age of 65. Unfortunately, many of those who served our country are unaware of a financial benefit available to them by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Non-Service...

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 2017 (as of October 6) there have been 15 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. Overall, these natural disasters have resulted in over 280 deaths. Disaster preparedness is important for all...

Grief is a normal, healthy response to a life changing event or loss. The elderly often experience more loss and grief than younger adults. While the death of a spouse or partner is the most significant loss an older adult may face, other life events also start to...

The right time to retire is an individual decision for every person. One of my clients worked as a bookkeeper until she was 87 years old. She loved working and only retired when she developed some cognitive impairment. She told everyone she met, "Work as long...

The term arthritis refers to more than 100 diseases and conditions affecting the joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and lupus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 54.4...

As you grow older, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy for a lifetime. Furthermore, there is a connection between oral health and overall health. Research indicates an unhealthy mouth may increase the risk for serious health problems such...