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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.

Dealing With Your Siblings as You Age

As you get older, dealing with your siblings is a lot different than it was when you were a child. Personalities change and each...

Fun and Interesting Father’s Day Facts

This year Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 17th. This is the day we celebrate and honour our fathers. There are several accounts of...

Elder Abuse Part 4: Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse of the elderly is rarely mentioned and very misunderstood. For many seniors, sexual abuse occurs without their consent. It is quite often...

Elder Abuse Part 3: Physical Abuse

Physical abuse against the elderly is anything that causes injury or physical discomfort. It can take place in their own home, out in their...

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. There are more than 5.5 million people in the world who are over 65 and have Alzheimer’s...

Elder Abuse Part 2: Psychological Abuse

Psychological abuse of the elderly includes verbal or non-verbal acts that take away their dignity. It lowers their self-worth and threatens their psychological well-being....

Elder Abuse Part 1: Financial Abuse

Elder Abuse Day is on June 15th. Until then, we will be running a series of articles on the different types of elder abuse....

Staying Safe in the Sun This Summer

As the snow melts and the days warm up we begin to spend more time outdoors. Spending time outdoors and in the sun is...

Seniors As Caregivers For Other Seniors

We are now living longer than ever. However, for many of us this doesn’t mean that we are living healthier. Many seniors spend years...

The Natural Health Benefits of Garlic

One of the earliest treatments for disease and maintaining health was garlic. It has been used since the beginning of recorded history and was...