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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.

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...

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...