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How to Help a Veteran Get the Support They Need

June 10, 2022 — Leaving military service can be planned (like retirement) or it may be sudden—for example, if a service member gets injured. The transition out of service can be hard for anyone, even if it’s what the person wants. If you notice a difference in a veteran after service, it might be worth talking to them about... Read More

Why Am I So Tired?

May 6, 2022 — Ever have one of those days where it feels like you’re moving in slo-mo and you’re too tired to do much of anything? Sometimes the reason is obvious – unusual physical exertion, or a late night out. Other times it may be an ailment or chronic condition we’re living with. And sometimes the culprit can... Read More

When a Loved One Hoards

March 17, 2022 — Many of us get the spring cleaning impulse this time of year. Out go old possessions that don’t “spark joy,” as organizing guru Marie Kondo would say. But for some people, asking if an item “sparks joy” is futile—because they are tied emotionally to all their possessions. For people living with a hoarding disorder, discarding... Read More

Loneliness is Bad for Our Brains

January 18, 2022 — Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was seeing what was called an “epidemic” of loneliness among seniors. Just before the pandemic, a study from the University of Michigan found that 25% of older adults reported feeling lonely. Experts believe that number has risen during the pandemic, due mostly to the isolation and distancing needed... Read More

Seven Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

March 2, 2021 — March 14-20 is Sleep Awareness Week. Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this recognition week is a great time to learn more about the many health benefits of getting enough good quality sleep. Need some motivation? Here are seven ways good sleep keeps us healthier: Sleep may act as a “fountain of youth,” protecting against... Read More

Giving Thanks May Actually Improve Your Health

November 5, 2019 — Every Thanksgiving, the country turns its attention to being thankful. For many, unfortunately, that is the extent of focusing on what they have to be grateful for until next year’s celebration. What would happen if we practiced gratitude more frequently? If we woke up each morning and gave thanks for the opportunity to experience a... Read More

Not All Memory Loss Is a Result of Dementia

January 5, 2018 — Have you had the experience of meeting a neighbor on the street or in the grocery store and not been able to remember their name? Or run to the grocery store to pick up some items you need and once there, forgotten what you went there for? People of all ages experience memory loss at... Read More

How to Avoid Loneliness this Holiday Season

December 5, 2017 — The older we get, the greater our risk of becoming isolated. We may no longer go to a job. Health issues may isolate us. Our spouse and friends may have passed away. According the 2010 U.S. Census, 28 percent of people age 65 and older live alone, accounting for approximately 11 million older Americans. According... Read More

The Importance of Human Connection in Aging Well

October 5, 2017 — As human beings, we are designed by nature, to seek out others and connect with each other. From smiling to a stranger we pass in the street, to developing a lifelong commitment to another person, human connection is, according to many philosophers, the very essence of life. According to Matthew Lieberman, author of the book... Read More

Meditation May Improve Your Health

May 20, 2017 —   Meditation is a practice with a long and rich history. While its roots are in religious traditions, it has evolved to become a mainstream practice for anyone looking to reduce stress, improve their job or athletic performance, or simply improve their overall well-being. Many companies, including Apple, Google and Nike, have offered and promoted... Read More