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Chris Draper

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Chris is a blogger and avid reader of many genres and is particularly interested in how aging affects our lifestyles. She enjoys music, spending time with her family, both young and old and volunteers part-time as a caregiver to those with chronic pain issues.

Respiratory Health for Seniors

As we age our respiratory system shows the resulting effects, just like the rest of our body. Our lungs decrease in efficiency, bringing in...

Old Fashioned Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Originating hundreds of years ago in the 4th century, at one time Valentine’s Day had a darker connotation. It later evolved to honor at...

Winter Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter has its own set of rules for fire safety. It is particularly important to go over fire safety with seniors before the beginning...

Managing With Low Vision

More than 5 million people in the US alone are considered visually impaired. In Canada, approximately half a million Canadians are living with some...

Living Well With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, occurring when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues. It is a chronic, inflammatory disorder that doesn’t...

How to Live a Long Life

Some of us live to a remarkably old age and manage to stay healthy. Others die far younger than you would think. Sometimes due...

Do You Believe in Mandatory Retirement?

Mandatory retirement. Several decades ago this might have made sense but today businesses and industries may be left with young, inexperienced workers after years of having knowledgeable...

Senior Smoking: To Quit or Not

National Non-Smoking week is the third week of January. For those of us who are trying to quit smoking this new year, this is...

Life Insurance for Seniors: Yes or No?

Many seniors have grown up with the idea of automatically purchasing life insurance. The main reason for having it was in case of the...

Friendships and Connections in Your Senior Years

A number of studies have been done on the beneficial aspects of friendships as you age. Researchers have shown how close friendships can help...