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  • Respect your elders and you might learn something
    Respect your elders and you might learn something
    In a world where the anti-aging industry pulls in billions of dollars each year by drawing in people who are searching for the "fountain of youth," we often overlook the most beautiful part of aging: wisdom. With age comes experience and...
  • My birthday is dedicated to the elders I serve
    My birthday is dedicated to the elders I serve
    The woman in the center was celebrating her 100th birthday; the one to my right stepped into the photo and reminded me, “I’m older than her!” That’s the kind of moxie and strength that compels me to dedicate today, my 62nd...
  • Overcoming the Holiday Blues
    Helping Older Adults Overcome the Holiday Blues
    During the holiday season, many people experience sadness, especially older adults. Memories of family and friends who have passed on or the longing for family holidays of the past can cause them to feel isolated even when they are with family...
  • Escaping Alaska
    ‘Escaping Alaska’ finds ‘Frozen Lies & Forging a New Family’ on TLC
    On last night’s episode of “Escaping Alaska,” a group of young people have made a secret pact to leave Alaska and go to the lower forty-eight, as the continental United States are referred to by Alaskans. It is not customary for...
  • Summer Fun for Elders and Caregivers
    Summer Fun for Elders and Caregivers
    The hot summer months can be hard for everyone, but especially seniors. Often it is advisable to stay indoors and keep cool in order to avoid heat related illnesses. Nevertheless, summer is a time to enjoy the warm weather and the activities that...
  • Get Exercise
    Are you a caregiver or caretaker? There is a difference.
    Show me a caregiver and I'll show you a caretaker. They are usually one in the same. When you think of a caregiver many pictures could flash in your mind. A mom, grandmother or aunt? My friend in Australia refers to himself as a carer for his...
  • Senior citizens ages 55 and over can still register for DC Senior Games
    Senior citizens ages 55 and older can still register for the DC Senior Games
    The District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) extended registration for the 31st Annual DC Senior Games for seniors 55 and older. Online and in person registration will be available through Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:00 am,...
  • Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela and the Power of Elders
    The world lost a hero yesterday. Nelson Mandela, 95, died at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, after a long illness.From prisoner of 27 years to President of his country, Mandela exhibited courage and vision for a country that had feared a...
  • When should elders stop driving?
    When Should Elders Stop Driving?
    For many elders and their loved ones, determining when they are no longer safe on the road can be a difficult and heart wrenching decision, but ignoring the issue can become dangerous.Age related changes such in visual acuity, physical fitness and...
  • Lose of Life Partner
    How to Help When Your Parents Lose a Life Partner
    If your parent loses a mate, spouse or life partner, he or she may need a good deal of emotional and practical support. If you are close to your parent’s mate you may need support too. Family members, friends, neighbors and even grief groups...
  • The world's aging population
    Our world is not ready for an aging population
    The United Nations Population Fund and the elder rights group, HelpAge International have done a global study, set to be released on Tuesday, outlining the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries around the world.The report is a...
  • Adult Day Care
    Respite Care and Adult Day Care for Your Loved One
    Respite care and adult day care are crucial to the millions of Americans that provide unpaid in-home care for the elderly relatives, friends and neighbors. Respite caregivers and adult day care programs monitor and provide companionship to seniors...
  • Fall Fun
    Fall Fun for Elder Care Givers
    Summer has come to a close and fall is right around the corner! Fall is a great season for family activities and elder care givers should get their parents involved as well. Here is a list of senior-friendly fall activities that elders and their...
  • Michael Marcus, Program Director Older Adults
    Weinberg Foundation invests in ‘Together We Care' Initiatives for older adults
    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, a $2 billion philanthropic organization with headquarters in Owings Mills, Md., created and funded a three-year program called the Family and Informal Caregivers Initiative, part of a "Together We...
  • Basics of Guardianship
    The Basics of Guardianship
    Guardianship is a legal tool that grants a parent or other adult the authority to make legal decisions for a child or legally disabled adult.There are different types of guardianship:· Guardianship of Estate - where the guardian is...
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