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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.

Social Participation for Seniors

More studies are now being done to monitor the effect that social participation has for seniors. Social participation is engaging in recreational, social and...

How Can Seniors Stay Connected?

Keeping in touch with family and friends can grow difficult as we age. Our children may move away to another city to work. It...

World Osteoporosis Day October 20th

The Latest News on Osteoporosis World Osteoporosis Day is October 20th. Osteoporosis causes almost 9 million fractures each year. That is one osteoporotic fracture every...

Retiring Without a Partner

Trends in aging are changing. Many of us are heading toward retirement on our own, most by choice. Though some are retiring alone due...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, many charities hold National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to raise funds for research and to find the...

What are Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors?

Older adults and seniors quite often feel they don’t need vaccinations. Some were vaccinated for multiple diseases when they were younger and don’t realize...

How to Manage Male Menopause (Andropause)

Male menopause occurs after age 50. It involves a drop in the production of male hormones, mostly testosterone. Also called andropause, it can go...

Are You At Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer?

The prostate gland is a walnut sized gland found only in men. It wraps around the urethra in the pelvis and secretes part of...

Late Onset Menopause

Late onset menopause is when a woman reaches 55 and has yet to reach menopause. The average age for menopause is 51 but there...

Issues for Aging Adults and Seniors

Changing demographics in many countries are bringing senior's issues to the forefront. Aging is not just about seniors but about how best to address...