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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.

Should You Volunteer When You Retire?

For many seniors, retirement is filled with hours spent on hobbies, travel to other countries and more time to spend with friends and relatives....

Spring Hobbies for Seniors

Spring may be here but in many areas it still feels like winter. It won’t be long until the last of the snow melts...

The Effects of Resilience on Aging

More than exercise, eating well and good genes, resilience will have the most impact on how well you age. Resilience is the ability to...

Type 2 Diabetes Risks

Many seniors develop type 2 diabetes and aren’t aware of it. Once known as adult onset diabetes, type 2 diabetes affects the way your...

Learn About Senior Tax Deductions

Tax season is here. Some seniors have their income tax prepared by a tax preparation company For those who do their own taxes make...

Oral Health as You Age

Growing older doesn’t mean losing all of your teeth. You aren’t necessarily condemned to a future of wearing dentures that are whiter than white....

Senior Nutrition: Eating Right as you Age

March is National Nutrition Month. Most think of nutrition as eating food that keeps you healthy but it’s more than that. Nutrition means providing...

Senior Homelessness and Poverty

The number of homeless seniors in Canada and other “wealthy” countries is rising. As of 2016 those over 50 accounted for more than 41...

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...