Got aging parents at home?
It just happened to my wife, an avid early morning walker. She does everything ‘right’ in terms of the ‘right’ shoes, coat, scarf, hat—you name it –she does it. The only thing she does not do is make sure...
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Safe Winter Walking

Chilly weather and shorter days are upon us, signalling the arrival of winter in the near future. For those of us who live in colder climates, winter brings with it a new set of challenges. Many of these challenges...
More than 75% of adults have a driver’s license. Of these, 40 million are 65 and over. For many seniors, the ability of driving themselves is a lifeline. They look on it as a sign of independence and are lost...
As much as we hate to admit it, growing older does affect our driving skills. Our vision, reflexes and reaction time deteriorate as we age. For some, the decline can make the difference between driving safely and driving dangerously....
Since all of us rely on our ability to get around safely and most of us drive, we are well aware that as we age, there may come a time when we are no longer able or allowed to...
One of the worst things that can make a senior feel really old is when they find out they are no longer allowed to drive. Many seniors depend on their vehicles to get around. They may live in a...
For most seniors, driving is equated with freedom. When they get to the age where physical or mental impairment keeps them from driving, it causes a huge emotional upheaval for them. There are many factors which can impact the...
Animal-assisted therapy, also known as pet therapy, has been used for many years.  Hospital settings use pets to help patients, as do long term care facilities, and assisted living facilities. There are many benefits of pet therapy, especially for seniors living at home...
Seniors, as well as the disabled, use assistance dogs. They can help with mobility and daily tasks. With the help of assistance dogs, seniors can remain independent longer. International Dog Assistance Week, celebrated from August 6th to the 12th...
The Tour de France starts next month, and with it comes television coverage that intimately takes viewers on a journey throughout the gorgeous French countryside. This should be all the motivation you need in order to get out of...