Senior Topics

Aging in place has become a popular concept over the last decade as members of the baby boom generation enter their senior years. Most older adults want to stay in their own homes as they age. In fact, according to a 2012 survey conducted by...

  To maintain a healthy body and mind, as you age, regular exercise is essential. In fact, studies have shown that exercise over long periods will produce amazing health benefits for seniors. For example, exercising about 30 minutes a day not only helps older adults maintain independence...

As you get older, changes begin to happen with your eyesight. Around 40, adults start to notice some age-related differences in vision like having difficulty reading or seeing things up close. This is called presbyopia and is a normal part of aging. Presbyopia is a common...

Debt was something members of The Greatest Generation, those people born in the 1900s to the mid-1920s, avoided. Living through  the hardships of the Great Depression and World War II made these folks frugal, and hardworking. They learned to live without and threw nothing away...

You may have noticed tennis courts around your community looking a little different recently with more nets and additional lines. Indeed, indoor and outdoor courts across the country are being converted to accommodate pickleball--one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Although it was...

When Al and Tipper Gore made the announcement in 2010 that they were separating after 40 years of marriage, most people were shocked. The parents of four grown children, the couple seemingly had a close, solid, and loving relationship. Like most marriages, they certainly had...

Each year, about 1 million people are treated for pneumonia in the United States and approximately 50,000 die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs which inflames the air sacs resulting...

In  July 1995, the city of Chicago experienced one of the deadliest heat waves in our nation's history. During a period spanning 5 days, 739 people died. Most of the victims were the elderly and infirmed living in the poorest and most dangerous sections of the...

As the baby boom generation ages, this group will create a so-called silver tsunami--a term used to describe the impact of America's graying population. The silver tsunami (also called the gray wave) should hit the United States in  2035. This is the year the U.S. Census...